El Aaiún

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El Aaiún

(ɛl aɪˈjuːn)
n
(Placename) a city in Western Sahara, controlled by Morocco: the capital of the former Spanish Sahara; port facilities for rich phosphate deposits nearby. Pop: 197 000 (2005 est). Moroccan (French) name: Laâyoune

El Aa•iún

(ˌɛl ɑˈyun)
n.
the capital of Western Sahara. 96,784
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LAAYOUNE-Morocco, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- The Second Laayoune International Poetry Festival kicked off in Laayoune-Sakia El Hamra region, central Morocco, on Saturday evening with Kuwait participating.
An autonomy in the southern provinces under the Moroccan sovereignty could step up the rhythm of social and economic development in the region, said, Saturday in Laayoune, European deputy Gilles Pargneaux, Chairman of the EU-Morocco friendship group.
Actualites Eecrit par Mohamed Nait Youssef La ville de Laayoune a vibre du 8 au 10 avril sur les rythmes de la 2 eme edition du festival international du theatre de rue.
Ban, who steps down at the end of the year, had hoped to travel to the main city of Laayoune in Western Sahara and visit Rabat during his north Africa tour later this week, but no date was agreed with Morocco.
La question de l'integrite territoriale du Royaume et le developpement local ont ete au centre d'une reunion, mercredi soir a Laayoune, du wali de la region de Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra, Khalil Dkhil, avec une delegation francaise composee de quatre universitaires et chercheurs.
La police marocaine a disperse par la force une manifestation de militants independantistes a Laayoune, au Sahara occidental, en marge de la visite de l'emissaire de l'ONU Christopher Ross, a affirme lundi la television algerienne Ennahar TV.
Summary: A delegation of Italian Businessmen enquired, on Wednesday in Laayoune, about the promising investment opportunities in the southern region of Laayoune-Boujdour-Sakia Al Hamra.
Summary: Moroccan police forces deployed in Western Sahara on Monday to dismantle a refugee camp set up near the city of Laayoune.
RABAT: A youth was killed and five people were wounded by Moroccan police when they tried to gain access to a camp near Laayoune in Western Sahara, a source close to local authorities said late Sunday.
LAAYOUNE, Rabat, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Laayoune international poetry festival extolled on Friday the role of Foundation of Abdulaziz Saud Al-Babtain's Prize for Poetic Creativity in backing culture across the Kingdom of Morocco.
HM King Mohammed VI arrived Thursday evening in the southern city of Laayoune.
Ainsi en est-il de la realisation d'une voie express atlantique entre Tiznit et Laayoune d'un lineaire de 555 km et d'un cout de 6,2 MMDH, de l'elargissement a 9 m et du renforcement de liaison entre Laayoune et Dakhla pour un cout de 2,3 MMDH de dhs, sachant que le cout global de ce projet est estime a 8,5 MMDH.