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U.N. renews call for human rights monitoring in Western Sahara

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday renewed his appeals for sustained human rights monitoring in the disputed territory of northern Africa's Western...

UN worried about human rights in Western Sahara

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the head of Western Sahara's independence movement Polisario he was worried about alleged violations of human rights...

Qaeda fuels security, criminal woes in Sahara states: analysis

Al-Qaeda's Sahara wing has raised its profile with hostage-takings and cocaine smuggling, threatening already weak West African states with crippling criminality but...

Morocco, Polisario still apart on W Sahara: UN

Morocco and Western Sahara's independence movement remained divided yesterday over the resource-rich territory's future after two days of talks but pledged to...

Morocco, Polisario meet in US on Western Sahara

Morocco and Western Sahara's independence movement opened informal talks, with UN mediators pressing them to engage in earnest on the future of...

Morocco, Polisario to resume informal Sahara talks

Morocco and Western Sahara's independence movement will resume talks next week to try to make headway in the 35-year dispute over the...