Refugees

Europe urged to help Italy deal with refugee 'tragedy'

UN official says over 12,000 people reached Italy's shores over weekend as he calls for 'urgent distribution system'.

UN urges Europe to help Italy with refugee 'tragedy'

Africa

126 refugees feared dead after Libya shipwreck: IOM

Testimony from survivors brought to Italy suggests that more than 120 refugees drowned while trying to reach Europe.

IOM: 126 refugees feared dead after shipwreck off Libya

Europe

Desperate journeys: For refugees in Europe, life is a nightmare

Last few years have seen massive movement of refugees towards Europe, many of them fleeing conflict and poverty. Sicily's proximity to North Africa makes it one of the first ports many arrive in.

Politics

Italy and Qatar agree to continue economic cooperation

The deal signals Italian support for Qatar in its worst diplomatic row with some Gulf and Arab countries in years.

Italy and Qatar agree to continue economic cooperation

Europe

1,400 hurt in stampede at Champions League screening

Two fans in critical condition after loud sound spreads panic among thousands gathered to watch Champions League final.

Turin: Stampede at football screening injures hundreds

Refugees

NGOs reject claims of collusion with people smugglers

Aid workers say accusation intended to deflect public attention from "failure" of EU's counter-smuggling efforts.

Reporter's Notebook

Refugee crisis: 'Gangs run child prostitution rings'

Reports children are sexually exploited emphasise need to ensure refugees are welcomed and receive same care offered to EU citizens.

Europe

African refugee children ‘trafficked into prostitution’

Childcare workers in the Italian island of Sicily say many African children rescued in the Mediterranean are almost certain to have been trafficked into prostitution.

Europe

Italy: Rescue groups accused of working with human traffickers

The UN says more than 60,000 people have made the crossing from Africa into Europe this year. Some believe the rescue groups are encouraging the crossings, which has led to public opinion in Italy hardening against agencies involved in rescuing refugees

Europe

Rescue groups accuse Libyan coastguard of 'endangering lives'

Search and rescue organisations in the Mediterranean Sea are accusing the Libyan coastguard of reckless behaviour that's endangering lives.

Europe

Alitalia strike grounds 200 flights

It hasn't been a good day to fly from Italy. A strike at the airline Alitalia means 200 flights have been cancelled.

Europe

Decoding Donald Trump's body language at the G7 Summit

Everyone seems to be talking about the body language between the US president and other world leaders at the NATO summit, as well as the G7.

Europe

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Leaders of biggest economies make no effort to hide their divisions on some topics, but unite against armed attacks.

Tense discussions dominate G7 summit in Italy

Europe

Mediterranean refugee crisis looms over the G7 summit

Human rights activists are hoping to use the G7 summit to highlight the Mediterranean refugee crisis. Refugees rescued from the perilous sea crossing are taken to a port near to where the G7 leaders are gathering.

Opinion

Who is really responsible for deadly refugee journeys?

The EU should stop blaming NGOs for saving lives at sea and start tackling the problems that force people to migrate.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

by Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Mohammed Harun Arsalai