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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...

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...

2005-10-12 08:04:02

By Lamine Ghanmi RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco, under pressure to staunch immigration flow to Spain, flew 139 illegal migrants to Mali on Wednesday, government officials said. Rabat expects to reach a new accord with Spain to bolster its struggle against illegal migration, they added. "More Malian migrant groups will be flown on four similar flights later today and on Thursday from Oujda to bring the total number of Malians to be deported to 606," said a senior government official, who...

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...

2005-10-10 14:43:25

By Zakia Abdennebi OUJDA, Morocco (Reuters) - Morocco, under pressure to stem illegal immigration to Spain and accused by rights groups of mistreating migrants, began flying detained Africans to Senegal and Mali on Monday, government officials said. "We have already flown 140 illegal migrants back home to Senegal this morning and we are preparing a flight of 140 others also to Senegal soon from Oujda," a senior official told Reuters. After arriving back in Dakar, some of the...

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...


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