Moroccan authorities block IKEA store opening

RABAT - Moroccan authorities said on Monday they blocked the opening of IKEA's first store in the North African kingdom because it lacked a "conformity permit," a statement from the interior ministry said.
However, a news website close to the Moroccan palace said earlier the store was blocked because of Sweden's plans to recognize the self-declared "Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic" of Western Sahara.