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May05

GCC supports Morocco’s decision to sever diplomatic ties with Iran

By: Sputnik News Source: Sputnik News DOHA (Sputnik) – The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a statement on Thursday backing Morocco’s decision to cut diplomatic ties with Iran over the Tehran-allied Hezbollah movement’s alleged support for the Western Sahara independence movement Polisario Front. On Tuesday, Nasser Bourita, the Moroccan foreign minister, told reporters that Rabat would cut diplomatic ties with Tehran because of the assistance Hezbollah was providing to the Polisario Front. According to media reports, Moroccan authorities have accused the Iranian Embassy in Algeria of having links with the separatist movement. Both Hezbollah and the Iranian Foreign...

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Oct09

Morocco to test ‘fastest train in Africa’

By: AFP Source: Middle East Eye Engineers in Morocco are preparing to test the Arab world’s first high-speed railway this week with trains reaching 320 km per hour, the country’s rail office ONCF said on Monday. One train reached 275 km per hour on Monday along a stretch of track between the northern cities of Kenitra and Tangier, ONCF said. “This is already the fastest train on the African continent,” said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who was in Morocco to sign a loan deal between the ONCF and the French Development Agency. He said the railway was “emblematic of the Franco-Moroccan bilateral relationship”. The 350-km link between...

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Sep17

Turkey’s Erdogan urges Muslim nations to help the Rohingya

By: Middle East Monitor Source: Middle East Monitor Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday urged Muslim countries to “use every means available” to stop the “cruelty” perpetrated against Myanmar’s Rohingya. “We want to work with the governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh to prevent the humanitarian plight in the region,” he told the opening session of an Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Kazakh capital Astana. Erdogan said Turkey had offered aid and said he expected that Bangladesh authorities admit and help Rohingya Muslims fleeing the violence in Myanmar. “International organisations, and we as Muslim countries in particular, should fight together by using every means...

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