Middle East

Italy to return envoy to Cairo, ending Regeni standoff

The murder of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni led the Italian government to recall its envoy in April 2016.

Italy to return envoy to Cairo, ending Regeni standoff

Europe

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Aid group suspends sea-borne missions after MSF halted the use of its largest boat because of 'hostile environment'.

German NGO halts refugee rescue operations off Libya

Europe

Italy: Kidnapper planned to 'auction' UK model online

Man held after allegedly capturing young woman and advertising her for 'best offer on pornography sites', police say.

Italy: Kidnapper planned to 'auction' UK model online

Italy

Italy issues alarm over prolonged drought

Swaths of southern Europe are facing record heatwaves and prolonged drought.

Humanitarian crises

The ongoing human tragedy in the Mediterranean

Thousands of refugees continue to risk their lives on the Mediterranean to reach the safe shores of Europe.

The ongoing human tragedy in the Mediterranean

Middle East

Haftar: Confront foreign ships in Libyan waters

Commander in control of the east issues orders to naval bases after Italy sends ship to halt people smugglers' boats.

Haftar to 'confront' foreign ships in Libyan seas

Europe

Concern voiced over Italy's anti-migrant mission

Human Rights Watch says country's new vote could interfere in the rights of migrants seeking asylum in Europe.

Concern voiced over Italy's anti-migrant mission

Italy

Qatar signs deal to buy naval vessels from Italy

Italy's foreign minister hails 'excellent' ties with Qatar and voices support for its plans in the international arena.

Qatar to buy seven navy vessels from Italy for €5bn

Weather

Heat builds up in southern and eastern Europe

Countries around the Mediterranean are set to break heat records again.

Heat builds up in southern and eastern Europe

Europe

Water cuts loom for Rome as Italy struggles with drought

Southern Europe is experiencing one of its driest summers in nearly 60 years, with drought affecting parts of Italy and Spain.

Europe

Italy: Rome may start rationing water due to prolonged drought

People living in Rome, Italy's capital, may start having their water supply rationed to deal with a prolonged drought that has hit much of the country.

Refugees

Refugees on the Pass of Death between Italy and France

On the path with young Eritrean refugees hiking from Italy to France along the Cote D'Azure.

Refugees on the Pass of Death between Italy and France

Europe

EU limits sales of inflatable boats to Libya

Most of the 100,000 refugees and migrants who crossed the Mediterranean Sea this year arrived in Italy from Libya.

EU limits sales of inflatable boats to Libya

Refugees

Far-right activists try to block migrant rescue boats

As Defend Europe sets sail in hope of turning refugees back, UK anti-racism monitor issues warning over migrant safety.

Defend Europe boat tries to block migrant rescues

Inside Story

Is the EU closer to solving the migration crisis?

EU ministers agree to reinforce the Libyan coastguards to try to discourage arrival of undocumented people.