The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca was built in 1993 and is one of Africa’s largest. It has one of the world’s largest minarets
Weekend in . . . Casablanca
  • Travel
  • January 19, 2015, 06:00

Marrakesh and Fez bewitch travellers with their ancient customs, and Tangier and Essaouira with their counter-culture exotica, but Casablanca, Moro(...)

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On Monday, Spain unveiled the latest version of the country’s electronic ID card, known as the “DNI 3.0”. At a ceremony in the Catalan town of Lleida,(...)

Pauline Cafferkey’s treatment involved convalescent plasma taken from the blood of a recovered patient and an experimental anti-viral drug which is “not proven to work.” Photograph: Handout/PA Wire

The condition of British nurse Pauline Cafferkey who was diagnosed with Ebola has deteriorated and is now critical, the Royal Free Hospital in north L(...)

Pauline Cafferkey (L), a British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, and Dr Michael Jacobs of the Royal Free Hospital in north London. Mrs Cafferkey has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the virus. Photographs: PA Wire.

The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has agreed to be treated with an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from a survivor of the (...)

Against the backdrop of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the UK’s GCHQ mass data-harvesting from cables linking Ireland to Britain and North America, t(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire 1:08

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

Irish actor Andrew Scott  will play the character of Denbigh - a Whitehall boss - in the new James Bond film, Spectre. He won’t be playing a villain, as many had initially expected.  Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA 2:30

Irish actor Andrew Scott is to star in the new James Bond film, Spectre. Details of Spectre were announced on Thursday at Pinewood Studios, outside Lo(...)

The new Aston Martin DB10: it’s the continuation of a 50-year association between Bond and Aston on screen

Aston Martin has taken the covers off of its new model, called the DB10. Those assuming that, as one number follows another, this is the replacement f(...)

The Moroccan team have been stripped of the right to host the finals with the north African country also now disqualified from taking part. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Equatorial Guinea will host the 2015 African Nations Cup after Morocco was stripped of the event having asked for it to be postponed over fears of the(...)