Inside Story

How did neo-Nazis in Italy acquire missiles?

A huge stash of weapons is found in Italy with neo-Nazi sympathisers and government says the seizure is unprecedented.

The Far Right

Italy seizes missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

Arrests made after cache of arms, including air-to-air missile, rocket launchers as well as Nazi memorabilia found.

Italy seizes missile, guns in raids on neo-Nazis

United Nations

UN agencies call for resumption of EU naval rescue operations

UN refugee agency and International Organization for Migration demand restart of rescues and a halt to returns to Libya.

UN agencies call for resumption of EU naval rescue operations

Human Rights

Mistaken identity: 'People smuggler' freed after years in jail

Court rules Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre, arrested three years ago, was not human trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered.

Mistaken identity: 'People smuggler' freed after years in jail

Europe

Italian prosecutors launch probe into Russia collusion claims

Far-right deputy PM faces probe after reports say his League party received millions of euros via covert Russian deal.

Italian prosecutors launch probe into Russia collusion claims

Italy

Italy's Salvini closes Europe's once largest migrant centre

Hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini attends the closure of Mineo centre, which had also employed 400 people.

Italy's Salvini closes Europe's once largest migrant centre

Migrants

Italy: Migrant rescue vessel defies Salvini, docks at Lampedusa

Mediterranea's ship follows in steps of German charity Sea-Watch which docked in Italy last week without authorisation.

Italy: Migrant rescue vessel defies Salvini, docks at Lampedusa

Italy

Italian airline ad features 'blackface' Obama actor

The airline apologises and pulls the video after being accused of racism for ad in which actor in blackface plays Obama.

Alitalia's new advertisement shows a 'blacked-up' Barack Obama

Europe

Migrant rescue captain 'moved to secret location'

Carola Rackete was freed on Tuesday, enraging Italy's far-right interior minister and his supporters.

Sea-Watch migrant rescue captain 'in hiding' after release

Italy

'Win for solidarity': Refugee rescue ship captain freed

Italian judge rules Carola Rackete acted 'in the performance of a duty', to save lives at sea, German rescue ship says.

Sea-Watch hails Italian court's decision to free Carola Rackete

Europe

Activists defy Italian laws to rescue migrants at sea

Migrants continue to venture out to Italian port of Lampedusa despite country's 'zero tolerance' measures, making activists' rescue efforts much harder.

Human Rights

Sea-Watch enters Lampedusa, captain Carola Rackete arrested

German charity rescue ship with 40 migrants on board docks after 'tense' days-long standoff with Italian authorities.

Italy

Sea-Watch stand off: Situation 'incredibly tense', captain warns

Warning comes as deal to redistribute dozens on board ship to European Union countries appears in the making.

Sea-Watch stand off: Situation 'incredibly tense', captain warns

Migrants

Refugee rescue ship defies Salvini, enters Italian waters

Sea Watch ship carrying 42 refugees and migrants enters Italian waters despite an order from Rome to stay over.

Refugee rescue ship defies Salvini, enters Italian waters

Italy

Bangladeshi-Italian director shines light on minority community

Phaim Bhuiyan's film 'Bangla', a romantic comedy, highlights second-generation challenges in navigating life in Rome.

Bangladeshi-Italian director shines light on minority community