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Thirteen Med migrants drown

The Italian coastguard recovered the bodies of 13 women who died after a crowded migrant boat capsized in heavy weather as rescue boats approached...

Italy arrests three on suspicion of torture

Italian prosecutors ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a Libyan detention centre. The men, a 22-year-old Guinean and two...

Spanish warship collects migrants in Italy

A Spanish warship collected 15 rescued migrants from an Italian port after transiting the Mediterranean to fetch the small group in a high-profile manoeuvre...

Migrant vessel Open Arms docks in Lampedusa

Nearly a hundred migrants stranded on the Open Arms rescue ship off Lampedusa disembarked on the Italian island on Tuesday night, ending a stand-off...

Lives of children in the Mediterranean should have priority over politics

The fate of 130 children aboard rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said,...

Rome court rules migrant ship can enter Italian waters

An administrative court in Rome ruled a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance...

Italy in another migrant ship stand-off

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from bringing more than 500 migrants...

UN agency concerned by fines for migrant rescue vessels

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A move by Italian lawmakers to impose fines of up to €1 million on vessels and organisations carrying out search and rescue operations off...

EU/Italy asylum stand-off over

The European Union ended a standoff with Italy over African immigration, agreeing to take 116 asylum-seekers rescued at sea but denied permission to go...

Italian minister bars coastguard ship carrying migrants

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini did not allow an Italian coastguard vessel carrying migrants to dock until European Union countries agreed to take them in. The...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...