Morocco escalates row with Spain over Western Sahara territory

Morocco’s ambassador to Madrid on Thursday said press comments by the Spanish foreign minister undermined Moroccan territorial integrity and Rabat “would act accordingly”, escalating a row that contributed to a migrant crisis in Spain’s North African enclave. Morocco withdrew ambassador Karima Benyaich from Madrid last week for consultations over Spain’s decision to host Brahim Ghali,… Read More Morocco escalates row with Spain over Western Sahara territory

Morocco urges Spain to launch investigation into Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali

Morocco on Saturday urged Spain to open an investigation into the circumstances of a Western Sahara independence leader’s arrival in the country for medical treatment and explain its findings to Rabat. Madrid should explain “the conditions, circumstances and connivances that led to the fraudulent entry of this person using false documents and a usurped identity,”… Read More Morocco urges Spain to launch investigation into Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali

Spanish court rejects arrest request of Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali

Spain’s High Court rejected on Thursday a request to arrest Western Sahara’s independence leader, whose admittance to a Spanish hospital last month angered Morocco, and comes after migrants crossed into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta. Brahim Ghali is accused by rights groups of war crimes and must still go through a preliminary hearing, a… Read More Spanish court rejects arrest request of Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali