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2012-08-01 10:25:24

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (MACP) -- In a surprise move underscoring the growing danger in Africa's Sahara/Sahel, Spain ordered the evacuation of all its aid-workers from the Polisario-run refugee camps near Tindouf in Algeria. Aid workers from three other Western nations also left. Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo cited increased fears for aid-worker safety and "well-founded indications" of possible attack by al-Qaeda-linked groups in...

2012-03-29 10:24:24

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- (Moroccan American Center for Policy ) On Tuesday, April 3, an expert panel will offer insights on the crisis in the Western Sahara, the growing threat of terrorism in the region, the deteriorating humanitarian situation, and how U.S. leadership can help bring this conflict to a peaceful end. The Roundtable will take place on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at 1777 F Street, NW, First Floor, Washington, DC 20006...

2012-02-03 08:37:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) warns that al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) poses a "dangerous threat" to the region and beyond, as it seeks to exploit Arab Spring instability and expand terrorist ties to other militants across Africa's Sahel. The report recommends closing the Polisario Front's refugee camps near Tindouf, Algeria, which the study says "are a recruiting ground for terrorists,...

2010-11-29 06:28:00

PARIS and BRUSSELS, November 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Antonin Tisseron, Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute - Published on Monday 29 November 2010 - French and English versions Available at http://institut-thomas-more.org With the dismantling of the El-ayoun camp by Moroccan authorities on 8 November and the failure of the round of talks conducted between Morocco and the Polisario Front in New York, the Western Saharan issue has caught the attention of Western...

2010-11-11 17:11:00

Violent provocations underscore urgency of reaching a realistic political resolution WASHINGTON, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The third round of informal talks hosted by UN Personal Envoy Chris Ross ended yesterday in Manhasset, NY without agreement on resolving the decades-old Western Sahara conflict. The parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front, did join together with Algeria and Mauritania on moving forward with Confidence Building Measures to ease the...

2010-10-06 14:55:00

Key questions remain: Will he be free to rejoin his family in the camps? Will he be allowed to continue efforts with Sahrawis in the camps to promote peace? WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The international community cautiously welcomed, and also raised questions about, today's announcement by the Polisario Front that it has "decided" to release its imprisoned Chief Police Inspector, Mustapha Salma Ould Sidi Mouloud. He was arrested Sept. 21 in Algeria on charges of...

2010-02-03 15:37:00

Letter from Bipartisan Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs follows meetings with Congress and visits to region by LOST's Jeff Fahey, USCRI's Lavinia Limon, and former US Amb. Michael Ussery WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, US House of Representatives Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) called on the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to "actively work" to protect Sahrawi refugees in Polisario-controlled camps near Tindouf in southern...

2005-08-18 06:30:50

GENEVA (Reuters) - Western Sahara's exiled Polisario Front independence movement on Thursday freed its last 404 Moroccan prisoners of war, many held for almost two decades, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The neutral Geneva-based humanitarian agency said the handover in Tindouf, southwest Algeria, followed mediation by the United States. The freed men were being flown to Morocco to be reunited with their families. "The Polisario Front today (Thursday)...

2005-08-18 06:15:38

GENEVA (Reuters) - Western Sahara's exiled Polisario Front independence movement on Thursday freed its last 404 Moroccan prisoners of war, many held for almost two decades, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. In a statement, the neutral Geneva-based humanitarian agency said the release followed mediation by the United States and that the freed men were being flown to Morocco to be reunited with their families. Over the years, the ICRC has repatriated more than...