Mouhcine Fikri was crushed by a garbage truck a year ago as he tried to retrieve his fish confiscated by the police. His death triggered in Rif region a movement for accountability and social justice. Morocco's response? Crackdowns and arrests.
The United Arab Emirates said Qatar needs to make "iron-clad" commitments to change policies on funding militants but not to change "its regime." Meanwhile, Turkey looks to fast-track a law to send more troops to the Qatar base.
Tensions have been simmering since the death in October of a fishmonger who was crushed inside a garbage truck while trying to salvage his fish confiscated by police. The arrested Nasser Zefzafi is seen as being the leader behind the protests.
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