Morocco's King Mohammed VI says Moroccans will vote on proposed constitutional changes in a national referendum. The country's reform movement wants to lessen the monarchy's power.
In a rare speech, King Mohammed VI outlined reforms that include a more independent judiciary, a move to direct local elections, and greater human rights.
Legendary rocker Elton John will appear at an upcoming music festival in Morocco, despite the protests of some anti-gay religious conservatives.
Human rights activist Aminatou Haidar, dubbed 'Gandhi' for her efforts to win Western Sahara's independence, launched a hunger strike after Morocco deported her this weekend.
The survey found that 91 percent of Moroccans approve of the king, but the government seized the magazine that published it, saying the monarchy "can't be an object of debate."
Israel seeks US help on Gaza weapons smuggling, while Arab nations remain divided over a truce.