Polisario movement hails "great victory" after EU's top court canceled two trade deals with Morocco, related to agricultural products and fish from the disputed Western Sahara territory.
Migrant deaths are not uncommon in an area of the Atlantic that separates the West Coast of Africa and Spain’s Canary Islands, but the latest boat accident includes an unusually high number of women and children who have apparently perished.
Morocco's latest decision to allow thousands of migrants to enter the Spanish enclave has added strain between the two sides, with the European Union calling the move "blackmail".
At least 5,000 migrants reached the enclave by swimming or walking at low tide from beaches in neighbouring Morocco, says local government spokesperson.
The deal worth millions is set to bring the two countries closer and marks another step in the growing international market for Turkish drones.
"We ask the United Nations to urgently fulfill its promises: that of ridding Western Sahara of colonisation, in accordance with its Charter and its resolutions," Polisario Front leader Brahim Ghali said in a speech at a refugee camp.
US President Biden will risk alienating Morocco, a reliable ally, if it reverses the Trump administration's deal.
The Saharawi army launched four rockets in the direction of Guerguerat along the security wall that separates Saharawi fighters from Moroccan forces in the desert territory.
The disputed territory of Western Sahara was central to a deal announced by US President Donald Trump, establishing diplomatic ties between Morocco and Israel.
Morocco becomes the latest country to normalise relations with Tel-Aviv but regional experts say the victory could be short-lived.
Polisario Front, which has campaigned for independence for former Spanish colony since 1970s, promises to fight on until "occupation troops" withdraw, a day after US recognised Rabat's sovereignty there.
Israeli prime minister welcomes fourth US-brokered deal between Israel and an Arab country but Palestinians worry it will increase Israel's settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank.
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