Gulf Times - Italy
Italian embassy, Qatari firm sign pact to preserve nature

Italian embassy, Qatari firm sign pact to preserve nature

The Italian embassy in Doha has joined the ‘green’ network of (Italian) embassies and consulates around the world after forging a partnership with Qatari company Elite Paper Recycling (EPR) yesterday to promote environmental sustainability.

Italian business group eyes Qatar-Italy investment forum

Italian business group eyes Qatar-Italy investment forum

Plans are being discussed to organise a Qatar-Italy business and investment forum to spur trade growth between both countries’ private sectors, according to an official of a business confederation representing 150,000 small and major Italian companies.

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding with China to officially support Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

More than 80 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa

More than 80 migrants rescued off Italy's Lampedusa

Eighty-seven migrants in a wooden boat have been rescued off the Italian island of Lampedusa and are due to arrive in Malta on Wednesday, officials said.

Italian frigate arrives for 'Transit' exercise with Amiri Navy

Italian frigate arrives for 'Transit' exercise with Amiri Navy

The latest visit of Italian frigate 'Carlo Margottini' to Qatar underlines the strong military partnership between the Italian and Qatari navies, especially focusing on training programmes and education, continuous contact and exchange of best practices, Italian ambassador Pasquale Salzano has said.

‘More growth prospects’ seen for Qatar-Italy relations, says Italian scribe

‘More growth prospects’ seen for Qatar-Italy relations, says Italian scribe

Qatar and Italy are on track exploring “new grounds” and “new investment possibilities,” according to the editor of an Italian broadsheet, who also expressed optimism that there is “more room for growth” between the two countries.

Italy Senate blocks investigation into Salvini for holding migrants on ship

Italy Senate blocks investigation into Salvini for holding migrants on ship

An Italian Senate committee voted on Tuesday to block an investigation into accusations of kidnapping against Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini over his decision to hold 150 migrants on board a ship for five days last August.

European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

European rights chief queries Italy over new asylum rules

Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Dunja Mijatovic has asked Italy to clarify how it will protect the rights of people affected by controversial new asylum rules.

Italy police arrest 16 people after crime wave in southern province

Italy police arrest 16 people after crime wave in southern province

Italian law enforcement authorities in the crime-infested southern province of Foggia on Tuesday claimed a major victory by arresting 16 suspected mobsters.

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants forced to remain on board the ship that rescued them off the coast of Libya almost two weeks ago stepped onto dry land in Sicily on Thursday ...

Italy PM says stranded migrants to disembark from rescue ship

Italy PM says stranded migrants to disembark from rescue ship

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said 47 migrants who have been blocked at sea off Sicily for almost two weeks on a humanitarian rescue ship will be allowed to come ashore on Wednesday, ending the latest migrant standoff.

Italian senators start debate on whether Salvini should go to trial

Italian senators start debate on whether Salvini should go to trial

An Italian Senate committee was starting a debate on Wednesday on the lifting of parliamentary immunity for Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, who has been charged with "kidnapping" migrants on a rescue boat.