Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration  in the Rif region in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

A wave of demonstrations in Morocco’s Rif region that began several months ago with the death of a fish seller has escalated in recent days, presentin(...)

Suzanne Niamke (left) at work in her busy beauty salon.

It’s 10am in Casablanca’s bustling central souk and Suzanne Niamke is opening up her beauty salon. It’s one of several dozen small businesses here tha(...)

African migrants stand on board a ferry to Algeciras on February 23rd after having waited in  a short-stay immigrant centre in Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta to be transferred to mainland Spain. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

A recent spike in the number of undocumented Sub-Saharan Africans entering Spain suggests that Morocco is following up on a threat to relax its border(...)

The crash took place just before sunrise at 7am in the district of Chbika, in Morocco, near the southern desert city of Tan-Tan.

A head-on collision between a truck and a bus carrying a delegation of young athletes in southern Morocco has killed 31 people and injured nine, accor(...)