Spain

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

On standoff's 18th day, Open Arms calls Spanish offer to allow ship disembark at port 1,000km away 'incomprehensible'.

Charity says refugees stranded off Italy should be flown to Spain

Spain

Migrant rescue vessel declines Spain's offer to dock in Algeciras

Open Arms says conditions for 107 migrants on board too dire to make 6-day journey to the Spanish port.

Migrant rescue vessel declines Spain's offer to dock in Algeciras

Europe

'Many tears' as Italy lets stranded minors leave rescue ship

Far-right minister buckles to pressure and allows 27 unaccompanied children to disembark from refugee rescue vessel.

'Many tears' as Italy lets stranded minors leave rescue ship

Europe

Six EU nations to take in migrants: Italy's PM

The Italian prime minister has also accused Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of being obsessed with blocking immigration.

Humanitarian crises

Salvini gets slap down from Italian PM as migrants offered refuge

Matteo Salvini's bid for power may have backfired, along with his anti-migrant policies.

Salvini gets slap down from Italian PM as migrants offered refuge

Italy

Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini

Far-right interior minister announces swift appeal of ruling as rescue ship hopes to reach Italian waters by Thursday.

Migrant rescue ship heads for Italy after judge overrules Salvini

Inside Story

Will the rest of Europe follow Italy's tough stance on migration?

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini seeks snap election as he refuses to take in rescued migrants and refugees.

Europe

Grieving relatives ask motorway bosses to leave Genoa memorial

A year after 43 people died in the collapse of the Morandi bridge, political leaders join relatives to pay respects.

Grieving relatives ask motorway bosses to leave Genoa memorial

Italy

The resurgence of Oriana Fallaci's anti-Islam message in Italy

As Italy jolts further right, a late reporter who warned against Islam and Muslims is viewed as a prescient figure.

The resurgence of Oriana Fallaci's anti-Islam message in Italy

Italy

Salvini's push for new elections in Italy delayed

The populist League leader Matteo Salvini had sought an immediate vote of no confidence in the government.

Italian far-right's bid for new elections suffers setback

Europe

Europe closes ports to rescuers, 500 people stranded

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini promises to prevent two vessels from entering Italian ports.

Hundreds stranded on Mediterranean rescue boats

Italy

Senators called back from holiday as Italian crisis deepens

Party chiefs fail to agree on a date to hold confidence vote in government after Matteo Salvini sparked fresh crisis.

Senators called back from holiday as Italian crisis deepens

Europe

Italy: Far-right leader Matteo Salvini seeks to trigger snap vote

Italy braces for snap election in autumn that could move the country further to the right.

Italy: Far-right leader Matteo Salvini seeks to trigger snap vote

Europe

Salvini's call for snap polls plunges Italy into political crisis

Opinion polls suggest interior minister's far-right League party could prevail in new elections and govern the country.

Salvini's call for snap polls plunges Italy into political crisis

AJ Impact

Iraq turns to two oil giants as part of Exxon deal falters

The country is close to finalising a $400m agreement that will support its exports through the Gulf.

Iraq turns to two oil giants as part of Exxon deal falters