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Saudi foreign minister defends role in securing Ukraine prisoner swaps
Prince Faisal bin Farhan al Saud decries as ‘cynical’ accusations his country was trying to improve its image after Khashoggi killing

Dan Sabbagh Defence and security editor

23, Sep, 2022 @10:11 AM

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The Damned Don’t Cry review – mournful portrait of colonial tension
Venice film festival: Fyzal Boulifa explores the decisions forced on a poverty-stricken Moroccan family in this vivid and powerful drama

Peter Bradshaw

08, Sep, 2022 @2:45 PM

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‘Isn’t it our duty to show horrible people?’ Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes and The Forgiven film-makers on faith, hope and depravity
Director John Michael McDonagh, author Lawrence Osborne and the stars of the film discuss personal salvation, simplistic critics and why ‘you can’t build a culture out of non-stop moral hysteria’

Catherine Shoard

02, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Leïla Slimani: ‘Attack on Salman Rushdie shows why we must not censor ourselves’
The bestselling author fears she too could be a target but says terrorists cannot be allowed to win

Miranda Bryant

28, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘It’s barbaric’: UFC champion Francis Ngannou on being smuggled into Europe
The fighter knows the city on the Spain-Morocco border where 23 migrants were killed in June – he crossed there himself

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

29, Jul, 2022 @12:27 PM

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A niqab and balloon shoes for a Moroccan basketball fan: Mous Lamrabat’s best photograph
‘We recreated a pair of Nike trainers and I used Michael Jordan’s number on the niqab. It’s as if, in a parallel universe, this is the uniform for basketball’

Interview by Amy Fleming

27, Jul, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Forest fires rage across Europe as heatwave sends temperatures soaring
Civil defence authorities battle blazes that have forced evacuation of thousands of people across continent

Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies

17, Jul, 2022 @10:48 AM

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Joe Biden arrives in Middle East at time of rapid change
Analysis: Israel has transformed itself from regional pariah to ally to many Arab states

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

13, Jul, 2022 @4:00 AM

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Cameron Diaz reveals she may have been unwitting Moroccan drug mule
Actor talks of time in Paris before she became highly paid star when she was asked to carry a suitcase

Mark Brown

10, Jul, 2022 @11:13 AM

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‘A bloodbath’: refugees reel from deadly Melilla mass crossing
Human rights groups say there have been no autopsies or identification of the 23 people killed trying to cross into Spain

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

30, Jun, 2022 @5:37 PM

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Moroccan authorities accused of trying to cover up Melilla deaths
Concern at apparent plan to bury victims without investigating cause of death or trying to identify them

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

27, Jun, 2022 @1:54 PM

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Calls for investigation over deaths in Moroccan-Spanish border crossing
NGOs say toll could be as high as 37 after hundreds of people break into border control area in attempt to reach Melilla enclave

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid

26, Jun, 2022 @2:23 PM

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