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Auction starts for seized Western Sahara phosphate cargo

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A sealed bid auction opened on Monday to buy 55,000 tonnes of phosphate aboard a ship seized by South African authorities last...

Peru sends Western Sahara emissary to Spain

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Peruvian authorities sent an emissary of an independence movement in Western Sahara on a flight back to Spain after she spent two...

UN Security Council backs new Western Sahara talks

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The United Nations Security Council unanimously backed attempts to restart talks between Morocco and the Polisario independence movement over the Western Sahara...

Guterres calls for new Western Sahara talks

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for new talks over the long-running Western Sahara dispute, saying negotiations should include proposals from both...

UN Western Sahara envoy offers to resign

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The United Nations envoy for the disputed Western Sahara territory has offered his resignation after eight years of trying to bring the...

Morocco says forces to withdraw in Western Sahara’s Guerguerat standoff

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Morocco on Sunday announced the withdrawal of its forces from a U.N. buffer zone in the disputed Western Sahara territory, where for...

Western Sahara stand-off fuels tensions, diplomatic scramble

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At a rocky outpost in Western Sahara, a new generation of soldiers who have never known war are mobilising as tensions resurface...

Morocco, seeking support for Western Sahara plan, asks to rejoin African...

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Morocco has applied to rejoin the African Union 32 years after it left, the bloc said on Friday, as the North African...

Morocco to keep clearing road at Western Sahara border, despite tension

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The Moroccan government said on Thursday it will maintain its "clearing operations" against smuggling and crime at a Western Sahara border area...

Morocco, Polisario standoff escalates Western Sahara tensions

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U.N. peacekeepers have deployed to monitor a standoff between Moroccan forces and Western Sahara's Polisario Front that risks escalating into one of...

Morocco to retry 24 jailed over Western Sahara clashes in 2010

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The cassation court on Wednesday ordered a retrial in a civilian court for the defendants who were jailed for between 20 years...

Handful of UN staff return to Western Sahara after dispute

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Four United Nations civilian staff have returned to a UN peacekeeping mission in disputed Western Sahara after months of talks between the...

Western Sahara’s Polisario names new leader

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Western Sahara's Polisario independence movement has elected a former ambassador as its new leader after the death of its chief, Mohammed Abdelaziz,...

Leader of Western Sahara separatist movement dies after illness

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The long-standing leader of Western Sahara's separatist movement, Mohamed Abdelaziz, died on Tuesday after more three decades of leading a fight for...

Security Council approves 12 month extension of UN mission in Western...

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The Security Council has, by recorded vote, adopted a resolution extending for one year the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in...

U.S. submits new U.N. Western Sahara draft after criticism

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The United States on Thursday gave the U.N. Security Council a new draft resolution on disputed Western Sahara after some members said...

ISS: The word that reignited the Western Sahara debate

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No issue divides the member states of the African Union (AU) like the dispute over Western Sahara. Also known as the Sahrawi...

Gulf Arabs back Morocco in Western Sahara rift with UN

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Gulf Arab rulers back fellow monarchy Morocco in its row with the United Nations over the disputed region of Western Sahara, Saudi...

U.N. warns of Western Sahara war if peacekeeping mission ends

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has recommended extending the mandate of a peacekeeping mission in the disputed territory of Western Sahara for a...

Polisario urges UN to keep pressure on Morocco over Western Sahara

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The leader of Western Sahara's Polisario Front separatist movement on Thursday wrote to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urging him and the...

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