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  • Solar plane makes 2nd attempt in Morocco flight

    An experimental solar plane hoping to one day fly around the world tried again Thursday to fly over Morocco's Atlas Mountains after being thwarted a week ago by high winds.

  • Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammed Rachad Bouhlal talks to editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Wednesday. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

    European woes spark challenges for Moroccans

    Morocco may have avoided the upheaval of an Arab Spring revolution, but it faces other challenges due to its economic closeness to crisis-riddled Europe and heavy reliance on remittances.

  • Morocco promotes solar energy with plane landing

    Morocco's ambitious and expensive plan to draw 40 percent of its energy needs from the limitless power of its blazing sun by 2020 received a publicity boost this week as the first solar powered plane to make an intercontinental flight landed in the North African kingdom.

  • Solar-powered plane lands in Morocco

    An experimental solar-powered plane landed in Morocco's capital late Tuesday after a 20-hour trip from Madrid in the first transcontinental journey by a craft of its type.

  • Morocco hosts world's artists, imprisons its own

    Morocco's glittering Mawazine international music festival wraps up this weekend with performances by Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz, after nine days of showcasing the North African kingdom's cool factor _ even as dissident Moroccan musicians are imprisoned for their anti-establishment lyrics.

  • Morocco court convicts rapper for police song

    A Moroccan court on Friday convicted a rapper of attacking the image of the security services in a song about police corruption and sentenced him to a year in prison.

  • Moroccan rapper charged for anti-police song

    A Moroccan court denied bail on Wednesday to a rapper charged with attacking the image of the security services in a song about police corruption.

  • Daly back on European Tour after elbow injury

    John Daly will return to the European Tour for the Hassan II Trophy tournament, confident he's recovered from an injury to his right elbow.

  • Policemen in a Cairo courtroom on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, sit in front of Egyptian employees of several pro-democracy groups charged with using foreign funds to foment unrest. The trial of 16 Americans and 27 others has plunged relations with the U.S. into the deepest crisis in decades. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    Egypt opens trial that has strained U.S. ties

    Egypt went forward with a trial Sunday that has plunged relations with the United States into the deepest crisis in decades, prosecuting 16 Americans and 27 other employees of pro-democracy groups on charges they used foreign funds to foment unrest.

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