Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24), from Denmark, and Maren Ueland (28) from Norway, were killed in their tent in December near the Moroccan village of Imlil, a popular hiking destination.

Three Moroccan men were sentenced to death on Thursday for murdering two Scandinavian women in the Atlas mountains. Louisa Vesterager Jespersen (24)(...)

In a court hearing  Abdessamad Ejjoud and Youness Ouziyad admitted to attacking and decapitating the two women, who were staying overnight in a tent in the Atlas mountains. Photograph: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

Three Moroccan men admitted on Thursday to the killing of two Scandinavian backpackers in a grisly murder last December, saying they had committed the(...)

Flowers and candles in memory of Louisa Vesterager Jespersen and Maren Ueland, who were killed in Morocco during a trekking trip, are seen at the Town Hall Square in Copenhagen, Denmark, this weekend.  Photograph: Ritzau Scanpix/Thomas Sjoerup/Reuters

Moroccan authorities have detained a Swiss-Spanish man over suspected links to Islamic extremists who allegedly killed two Scandinavian hikers. The (...)

 Maren Ueland (28) from Norway, whose body was found in an isolated area on the way to Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Moroccan police arrested on Thursday three people it had sought in a manhunt over the killing of two female tourists from Norway and Denmark in a susp(...)