Italy

Rescuers defiant as Italy impounds refugee rescue ship

Crew of Mare Jonio face criminal investigation for 'promoting illegal immigration' after rescuing 30 refugees at sea.

Mediterranea defiant as Italy impounds refugee rescue ship

Italy

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

A Muslim stronghold for about 200 years between the ninth and 11th centuries, Sicily bears the marks of Islamic history.

'Sicilians have affinity for the Islamic world in their DNA'

Europe

Venice Biennale 2019: Artists react to Trump's policies

Subtle references to the state of American politics are found throughout the 2019 Venice Biennale.

Europe

Venice Biennale 2019: 'May you live in interesting times'

While 'A World in Crisis' is a reoccurring theme at this Biennale, there is still space for art that serves to inspires joy with colour and playfulness.

Refugee Crisis

Italy to 'block and seize' refugee rescue ship

Matteo Salvini allows the Mare Jonio carrying 30 rescued people to land in Italy saying it was the ship's 'last voyage'.

Italy to 'block and seize' refugee rescue ship

Roma

Far-right protesters target Roma family in Rome

Neo-fascists protest against a Roma family being given social housing, with one even threatening to 'rape' a woman.

Far-right protesters target Roma family in Rome

Europe

Ghana makes pavilion debut at 2019 Venice Biennale art show

In Venice, 90 countries are making their own artistic statements but one new arrival is already leading the pack.

Italy

Italy's controversial 'boot camp' integration school for refugees

At mayor-founded academy, uniformed migrants repeatedly say thank you, do free community work and sing national anthem.

Italy's controversial 'boot camp' integration school for refugees

Italy

'I heard they were racist, I've only met nice people'

Amid a migration crackdown, Italian families opened their homes. Al Jazeera spoke to some refugees they welcomed.

What do refugees think of their Italian hosts?

Vatican

Pope washes prisoners' feet fifth time since election

Catholic Church leader urges prisoners to help each other instead of following inmate hierarchy as he kisses their feet.

Pope tells prisoners at foot-washing rite shun inmate hierarchy

Europe

After almost dying at sea, refugees learn to love the water

Survivors in Sicily, some of whom witnessed others perish, are integrating with locals and getting back in the sea.

After almost dying at sea, refugees learn to love the water

Al Jazeera World

Welcome to Italy: Migrant Tales of Survival

Three young North Africans survive the hazardous journey to Italy only to find their European dreams in tatters.

Europe

Rescued refugees allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe

All 62 refugees on Alan Kurdi ship will be redistributed between four EU countries, says Maltese PM Joseph Muscat.

Rescued refugees allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe

Italy

New far-right coalition forms before European Parliament vote

The transnational alliance of far-right groups includes parties from Italy, Finland, Germany and Denmark.

New far-right coalition forms before European Parliament vote

Women

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes

Female migrants quit factory labour for sex work to survive and provide a better life for relatives back home.

Exploited at every turn: The lives of Italy's Chinese prostitutes