Migrant ship Aquarius en route to Spain

Migrant ship Aquarius en route to Spain

Migrants aboard a Mediterranean Sea rescue ship denied entry to Italian ports set sail for Spain at 9 p.m. local time Tuesday night, according to the Sos Méditerranée NGO that operates the ship in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Their departure alongside two Italian military vessels ended a two-day…

Protests in Madrid continue over Senegalese migrant death

Protests in Madrid continue over Senegalese migrant death

Hundreds of people gathered Friday evening in the central Lavapiés neighborhood of Madrid to protest against police treatment of migrants, following the death Thursday of a 35-year-old Senegalese man. The protesters in Nelson Mandela Square were peaceful, according to El Mundo, but riot police were on hand to ensure that…

Moroccan immigrants vote on volatile Catalonia’s independence

Sunday’s referendum for an independent Catalonia, marked by protests and bloody clashes that left more than 800 people injured, expressed the deeply held aspirations of the Catalan people and a separatist movement that’s been a century in the making. Authorities say more than 2 million voters chose “yes” for independence,…

Morocco, Spain meet on post-Barcelona security coordination

Moroccan security officials and their counterparts from Spain met Tuesday to discuss cooperation between the two nations in the wake of the Barcelona terror attacks two weeks ago. The renewed attention to regional coordination comes after authorities found a group of men, many of them dual citizens of Morocco and…

Manhunt for Barcelona suspect ends in Moroccan’s death

Authorities in Spain say that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the suspect in Thursday’s attack in Barcelona, was shot and killed by police Monday in the city’s western suburb of Subirats. Abouyaaquob was wearing what appears to be a bomb belt and shouted Islamic slogans as police closed in. Spain’s Mossos agency said…

Morocco again closes border at Ceuta

More than 1,800 Moroccans gathered at the border crossing to the Spanish enclave at Ceuta on Tuesday, forcing authorities to again close the crossing because of the demonstrations. The border was closed for a week following the April 24 death of a woman who was crushed in a stampede at…