Major US and international media outlets write about a Moroccan court that convicted on Friday, 10/28, nine men over an April bomb attack that ripped through a Marrakesh cafe packed with European tourists and killed 17, sentencing the plot’s ringleader to death. The court gave a life sentence to Adil al-Atmani’s top accomplice Hakim Dah, but relatives of those killed voiced outrage at the light sentences given to the seven other co-defendants, which ranged from three to four years.
Also, an Italian and two Spaniards who were kidnapped in Algeria a week ago, are alive and being held by Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, a mediator told AFP after contact with the kidnappers.
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Press TV (10/31) – Fresh protest rallies hit Moroccan cities
The Voice of Russia (10/31) – Berlusconi on U.S. trafficking list for sexual exploitation of girls in Morocco
All Voices (10/29) – Morocco: Terrorism Attack of Marrakesh: the death penalty inflicted
Yahoo (10/28) – Morocco court issues death sentence in cafe attack
ABC News (10/28) – Marrakesh bomber sentenced to death
Modern Ghana (10/28) – Morocco court sentences Marrakesh bomber to death
Monsters & Critics (10/28) – Morocco court sentences Marrakesh cafe bomber to death
News Observer (10/28) – Morocco court issues death sentence in cafe attack
WSFA (10/28) – Morocco court issues death sentence in cafe attack
Eircom.net (10/28) – Morocco bomber sentenced to death
The Daily News Egypt.com (10/27) – Reform without regime change in Morocco?
Market Watch (10/31) – Great Quest Metals Appoints Mohammed Bouhsane Chief Operating Officer
Great Quest (10/31) – Great Quest Metals Appoints Mohammed Bouhsane Chief Operating Officer
MSN (10/30) – Global economic crisis causes decline of Kuwait’s Morocco investments – Min.
Gulfnews.com (10/28) – Dubai, Morocco sign agreement to boost trade
The National (10/31) – The Nour Festival of Contemporary Middle Eastern and North African Arts celebrates all things East
The New York Times (10/30) – Tides of Trance Meld Divine Echoes of South Asia and Africa
AME Info (10/30) – Al Taameer Real Estate Investment publishes MENA hospitality report update for October
Eurasia Review (10/31) – Gaddafi Regime Collapse Marks Maghreb Turning Point – Analysis
Family Security Matters (10/31) – Beyond the Arab Spring Lies Winter
Albawaba (10/31) – Dubai exports, re-exports increase 18.4% despite global tensions
Emirates 24/7 (10/30) – Measures in place to protect Dubai
AME Info (10/30) – Dubai Chamber members’ exports up 18.4% during first nine months 2011