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2011-03-08 16:03:49

The incidence of eating disorders was found to be 2.3-fold higher among Muslim adolescents than among their Christian classmates. Similarly, body dissatisfaction was 1.8-fold higher in the former group. Finally, as a general conclusion, an average of one in four adolescents suffers some type of eating disorder, and 15% suffers body dissatisfaction. These were the conclusions drawn of a research conducted at the University of Granada. The sample was taken from a Spanish multicultural city,...

2009-11-11 17:36:04

Jihadist networks "have been trying to implement their structure in Spain" since the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and therefore it is necessary for police authorities to "design and implement solutions to reduce the magnitude of the jihadist structural phenomenon in Spain". Those are the conclusions of a work document prepared by Javier Jordán Enamorado, professor of the Department of Political and Administration Sciences of the University of Granada (Spain) and expert on jihadist...

2006-02-13 08:05:00

By Nick Tattersall DAKAR, Senegal (Reuters) - Massaer Niang had been praying he would be caught when Spanish border guards dragged him, struggling for breath, out of the rough waters off North Africa. Like thousands of migrants who try to break into "fortress Europe" each year, the 24-year-old Senegalese student had hidden between the carriages of goods trains, been beaten by police and shot at during repeated attempts to get out of Africa. In the cold nighttime waters off the heavily guarded...

2005-10-13 11:23:37

By Zakia Abdennebi OUJDA, Morocco (Reuters) - Illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa prepared to leave Morocco on Thursday, drawing a full circle on a perilous journey marked by humiliation, beatings and killings. "I left my home in Mali three years ago with 800 euro in my pocket," said Mohamed Saieba, 28, before flying out of the eastern town of Oujda, transit point for thousands of Africans trying to enter Europe illegally. "I walked through the desert in Algeria and Morocco...

2005-10-12 12:29:38

By Marie-Louise Moller LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - Thousands more illegal migrants are heading for Spain's north African enclaves, whose razor-wire borders hundreds have already stormed to get into the European Union, the bloc said on Wednesday. The EU's top immigration official said the problem of African migrants gate-crashing the outposts of Melilla and Ceuta or finding other ways to reach Europe was enormous, and it was time to act. In recent weeks, hundreds of migrants have tried to...

2005-10-12 09:49:13

By Lamine Ghanmi RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco, under pressure to staunch an inrush of immigrants into Spain, flew 139 illegal migrants back to Mali on Wednesday and vowed to continue with the mass deportations despite sharp criticism from the United Nations. Moroccan officials added that Rabat expects to reach a new agreement with Spain to bolster its struggle against illegal immigration, which has taken on new urgency in recent weeks since hundreds of migrants stormed the Spanish North...

2005-10-11 11:59:13

Please read 'meeting' instead of 'summit' throughout story A corrected version follows: RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco on Tuesday flew 140 illegal migrants home to Senegal and agreed with Spain to host an African-European meeting to stem the surge in illegal migration from Africa to the prosperous European Union. A further 400 illegal migrants are expected to be deported later in the day to Senegal and Mali, according to authorities in the northeastern city of Oujda, near the border with...

2005-10-11 12:15:55

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco on Tuesday flew 140 illegal migrants home to Senegal and agreed with Spain to host an African-European meeting to stem the surge in illegal migration from Africa to the prosperous European Union. A further 400 illegal migrants are expected to be deported later in the day to Senegal and Mali, according to authorities in the northeastern city of Oujda, near the border with Algeria. Morocco on Monday sent home 280 migrants from Senegal. It was the first...

2005-10-11 11:15:09

RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco on Tuesday flew 140 illegal migrants to Senegal and agreed with Spain to host an African-European summit to stem the surge in illegal immigration from the continent to the prosperous European bloc. Another 400 illegal migrants are expected to be deported later in the day to Senegal and Mali, according to authorities in the northeastern city of Oujda, near the border with Algeria. Morocco on Monday sent home 280 migrants from Senegal. It was the first...

2005-10-08 20:51:18

By Emma Ross-Thomas MELILLA, Spain (Reuters) - It's Ramadan in Spain's North African enclave of Melilla and as tempers fray, a group of shopkeepers argue about how Spanish they are. "I am a Spanish Berber," one fasting shopkeeper shouts in Spanish, repeating it in the Berber language Tamazight. Mimon Mohamed Amar shouts back: "Come on, all of us Muslims have family in Morocco ... we all migrated from Morocco." Melilla, nestling on Morocco's northeast coast, has been Spanish since...