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February 3, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Arab League voted in Rabat, Morocco, to maintain a ban on Iraq in sporting events held by the 22-member organization.
July 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Delegates from 58 countries promised to combine tougher immigration enforcement with more aid for Africans to help stem a rising tide of illegal migration to Europe. The plan released by African and European delegates at the end of a two-day meeting in Rabat, Morocco, includes proposals for short-term work visas and job creation. It is nonbinding and vague on funding.
October 3, 2004
Al DANIAL of Redondo Beach was in Rabat, Morocco, in July touring the 17th century Kasbah des Oudaias fortress when he noticed visitors sitting on a wall, facing the ocean. "We walked up to see what they were looking at," Danial says, "and there was this sea of people below." The temperature? Not particularly hot -- high 80s. Just another day at the beach.
January 7, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
Cape Verde joined four other Atlantic nations in closing its waters to the damaged Iranian oil tanker Kharg-5, raising the possibility that the 200,000 tons of crude oil aboard the ruptured vessel may have to be transferred on the high seas to another Iranian tanker, shipping sources said in Rabat, Morocco.
April 28, 1985 | From Reuters
Two ranking French Cabinet ministers flew to the Arab world Saturday. Premier Laurent Fabius arrived in Rabat, Morocco, on a 48-hour official visit. His talks will focus on economic issues. France is by far the North African nation's most important trading partner.
November 26, 1985
Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres and Morocco's King Hassan II have been in contact about a possible meeting that "could be a great boost" to the Mideast peace process, Peres spokesman Uri Savir confirmed here late Monday. Savir was responding to a statement by Hassan in an interview with French journalists in Rabat, Morocco, that he would be willing to meet Peres if the prime minister had a serious peace plan to discuss.
February 24, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A strong earthquake shook northern Morocco early today, killing at least 15 people around the Mediterranean port of Al Hoceima, the state news agency MAP reported. A civil defense spokesman in Al Hoceima said the village of Ait Kamara, nine miles away, was "completely destroyed." "So far rescue workers have found 15 bodies in that village," he said by phone. Most houses there were built of mud bricks. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 6.
April 4, 1988
Huge swarms of desert locusts edging closer to North African crop areas have created a critical situation requiring massive international aid to forestall disaster, Adel Cortas, an official of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, said in Rabat, Morocco. He said that Tunisia has requested 50 tons of pesticide, 350 mechanical sprayers and 50 two-way radios to confront the swarms, which have devastated olive, fig and pomegranate plantations in the south. Algeria needs to treat 4.
October 14, 1994 | JOHN ORTEGA
Mark Covert, the men's and women's cross-country and track coach at Antelope Valley College, and Bobby Thomas, a former standout runner at Glendale College, will be inducted into the Mt. San Antonio College cross-country hall of fame today. Covert won the 1968 State cross-country title as a Valley College freshman and finished third in 1969. He also won the 1970 NCAA Division II cross-country title for Cal State Fullerton before finishing seventh in the 1972 U.S. Olympic trials in the marathon.
December 6, 1986 | Associated Press
U.S. Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said Friday that President Reagan should keep trying to improve relations with Iran despite the uproar over secret arms transactions. The defense secretary addressed a news conference at the close of a NATO defense ministers meeting. Later Friday, he arrived in Rabat, Morocco, for a meeting with King Hassan II.
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