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Released Italian aid worker safely home

Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped 18 months ago in East Africa, landed in Rome at the weekend a day after being freed. Gunmen...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ships

The Italian coastguard impounded two charity rescue boats at Palermo port citing “technical and operational” irregularities, which the owners denounc as an excuse to...

Italy orders coronavirus tests on boat migrants

Italy ordered migrants on a rescue ship off its coast quarantined on another vessel to test for the coronavirus instead of allowing disembarkation. The Alan...

Italy closes ports to migrant vessels

Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and charity migrant boats will not be allow to dock government ruled. The decision...

Egypt, Italy in talks on possible FREMM buy

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The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On 4 February,...

Ocean Viking allowed to port in Italy

A charity ship carrying people rescued in the Mediterranean said it had permission to dock in Italy as European governments tried to agree where...

Embarrassing Italian foreign policy

Italy scrambled to salvage diplomatic credibility on Thursday after its bid to play a central role in resolving Libya’s long-running conflict derailed, revealing failures...

Italy grants migrant rescue ship access

Italian authorities agreed to grant the Open Arms ship port access to disembark 62 African migrants, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said. ...

Leonardo investing in solar-powered drones

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo invested in a company developing solar-powered drones potentially capable of unlimited flight with no refuelling. The drone, expected...

Tribute paid to Italian POWs at Zonderwater

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A memorial to the prisoners of war (POWs) held at Zonderwater outside Pretoria during World War II was held over the weekend. Zonderwater was the...

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Defence Directorate Corporate Communications mum on Shoke retirement tour

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The communicators in the national defence force have done it again, shooting themselves in the proverbial foot, just over a month after defenceWeb asked...
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