These maps show where you can still go to jail for apostasy or blasphemy
Nearly a quarter of the globe has anti-blasphemy laws.
Morocco rape law quashed after public outcry
Amina Filali, 16, killed herself after being forced to marry the man who had raped her, and who remained free.
Moroccan style, old and new: 3 Questions with Ghitta Laskrouif
A Casablanca designer makes the case for 'slow fashion.'
This 23-year-old from Cambridge, Mass. might win Arabs Got Talent
Meet Jennifer Grout, she can't speak Arabic but she sure can sing it.
How climate change is helping Al Qaeda (VIDEO)
The Sahel is environmentally fragile and politically unstable. Here's how climate change is making a difficult situation worse.
The EU is right about Western Sahara — which means it is wrong about Israel
Commentary: The European Union makes up its own rules for engaging with occupied territories.
Absent the Arab Spring limelight, refugee youth consider war with Morocco
Frustrated Western Sahara youth are considering restarting a territorial war in a region already struggling to contain violent conflict.
Moroccan king responds to outcry over pardon of Spanish pedophile
Commentary: Mohammad VI expresses regret and public breaks silence to talk about sex crimes.
Morocco royal guards killed in bus crash: 16 dead, 8 seriously wounded
The guards were headed north to al-Hoceima for the arrival of King Mohammed VI.
Spanish pedophile pardoned in Morocco, Daniel Galvan Vina, arrested in Spain
Daniel Galvan Vina, a Spanish national who traveled to Morocco to sexually abuse children, has been arrested in Spain after a royal pardon — since revoked — allowed him to leave the north African kingdom.
9 creative ways to smuggle contraband across borders
Pot in a cannon and monkeys in socks. How did these plans go wrong?
Africa has greater potential than India: Stanchart
Banks around the world are attracted to the continent's rapidly growing economies.
Green meteorite found in Morocco likely from Mercury
A green space rock that landed in Morocco in 2012 is likely from Mercury, scientists say.
Berlusconi defends bribery as "necessary"
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claims bribes are just part of doing business.
Morocco will remove law that permitted rapists to marry their victims
Change in law came after suicide of 16-year-old who was forced to marry man who raped her, in adherence with Morocco's penal code.
Sahel in a handbasket
Analysis: As Obama struggles to wind down inherited wars, a new Middle Eastern crisis area beckons.
Grenoble plane crash kills Moroccan family of five
A private plane crashed near the French city of Grenoble on Saturday.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Morocco blocks Dutch "abortion ship" from entering country
A Dutch "abortion ship" has been blocked by a Morocco war vessel.
Focus of anti-US protests in the Middle East evolves
Analysis: While anti-Islam film was a trigger, longstanding grievances against US influence and deep, unaddressed socioeconomic problems appear to be fueling the unrest.
Morocco: Many dead after passenger bus plunges into ravine
At least 42 people were killed early Tuesday when a passenger bus plunged into a ravine Morocco's mountainous south.
The Earth Project: Electric Wilds
Harnessing desert energy to power the world.
Canary Islands forest fires force 4,700 out of their homes
The Canary Islands have been hit by severe forest fires following Spain's driest winter in 70 years.
The Reality of Western Sahara
Commentary: A rebuttal on accusations concerning the Polisario and Moroccan occupation.
A solar-powered plane makes its first intercontinental voyage (VIDEO)
Designers of the Solar Impulse say sun-powered passenger planes are still a ways off, but the technology they're honing could bring dramatic energy savings on the ground.
Western Sahara in geopolitical stalemate
A generations-old territorial question between Morocco and Algeria poses new risks.
Lesbians in Morocco: Should we stay or should we go?
Being gay is a cultural and social taboo that these young Moroccans keep hidden.
Solar Impulse aircraft Moroccan-bound in first transcontinental flight
The Solar Impulse aircraft, powered by 12,000 solar cells, will land in Morocco tonight.
African aquifer called 'huge' in groundbreaking water study
Huge swaths of the African continent, where many people do not have access to clean drinking water, sit atop up to a million cubic kilometers of water.
Protests to change rape law roil Morocco
Article 475 of the Moroccan constitution makes rape legal if rapists marry their underage victims. A social media flurry and protests to abolish the legal loophole are too late to save a teenager who killed herself, but could ultimately help save other young women.
Mauritania: France, Libya and the ICC battle for custody following arrest of al-Senussi
After circulating a Red Notice for Abdullah al-Senussi's arrest on behalf of the ICC in September, Interpol is now doing the same for authorities in Tripoli, a direct conflict with The Hague tribunal (and France).