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Canary Islands sees more than eight-fold increase in migrants in 2020

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The number of undocumented migrants arriving in Spain’s Canary Islands on rickety boats was more than eight times higher in 2020 than the previous...

Spanish police arrest drugs gang in Mediterranean after high-speed chase

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A gang of drugs traffickers has been arrested after a dramatic speedboat chase across over 100 miles of the Mediterranean during which they tried...

Spain to send more police to Senegal to curb illegal migration,...

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Spain will increase its police presence in Senegal to tackle criminal networks behind an upsurge in illegal migration from the West African coast to...

Wave of migrant arrivals leaves 2 000 stranded at Gran Canaria...

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More than 2 000 African migrants were stranded in a dockside camp on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday after a wave...

Spanish Air Force sends a second C295 to Senegal

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The Spanish Air Force has sent a second C295 aircraft to Dakar, Senegal, to support pace and security missions in the area. The aircraft left...

Denel employees return safely from Spain

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Four Denel employees, who have been working on a project based in Seville, Spain, have safely returned to South Africa. Denel spokesperson Pam Malinda said...

Drone shuts airport for an hour

Madrid’s Barajas airport gradually reopened Monday after detection of a drone by pilots prompted a shutdown for more than an hour, said Enaire, parent...

Morocco looking at buying Avante vessels as it orders more French...

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Morocco is currently in negotiations with Spain’s Navantia over the acquisition of two Avante class offshore patrol vessels. The North African country is also...

North Atlantic rights talks

The Moroccan and Spanish foreign ministers said their countries would hold talks about overlapping areas of ocean they both claim in the North Atlantic....

Failed Med crossing claims four, 16 missing

Four migrants died and up to 16 are missing after trying to reach Europe from North Africa on a small raft, Spain’s coastguard said. ...

Narco-submarine a first for Europe

The discovery of a submarine carrying 3.3 tons of cocaine off Spain marks a “historic” turning point in the battle against drug trafficking,...

Suspected drug sub intercepted off Spain

Spanish police intercepted a submarine apparently transporting drugs in off Galicia, a source with the central government delegation to the region told Reuters. “Early...

Morocco, Spain to co-operate on illegal migration

Morocco and Spain pledged to co-operate more closely to curb illegal migration, an issue fuelling the growth of far right and populist politics in...

Spanish coastguard rescues migrants

More than 200 migrants were rescued by the Spanish coastguard as they attempted to cross from Africa to Spain, rescue services said. The rescue...

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...

Spanish migrant vessel seeks safe harbour

A Spanish charity rescue boat sought safe port after Italy rejected a request to disembark 124 people saved from migrant rafts in the Mediterranean,...

Migrants defy Morocco crackdown

Senegalese migrant Ismail (26) is back in forests around the northern Moroccan port of Tangier, not long after being stopped by authorities and bussed...

Migrant boat missing off Spain

Spanish rescue services are searching for at least 20 people missing from a migrant boat found adrift in the Mediterranean after a passenger ferry...

EU aid sought for illegal migration in Morocco

Spain wants the European Union to increase financial aid allocated to Morocco to help counter illegal migration flows, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said. “Morocco is...

Spanish migrant rescue boat operations halted

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A Spanish charity boat which rescues migrants at sea has been blocked by authorities from operating in the Mediterranean, the non-governmental organisation said. The Barcelona...

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