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Spain vows to ‘defend national interests’ as Algeria suspends cooperation treaty in diplomatic row over Western Sahara

SPAIN’S government vowed to ‘defend’ its national interests just hours after Algeria announced the decision to suspend a 20-year-old treaty of friendship and cooperation. Foreign...

Land borders to reopen between Spain’s enclaves and Morocco 

PEOPLE will be able to cross between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla for the first time since before the...

Property developer claims Brexit has caused holiday home purchases to fall in Spain’s Murcia region

HOLIDAY home sales in the Murcia region have fallen from 72% of all real estate deals in 2015 to 47% last year, according to...

Ferry routes between Spain and Morocco resume after two year stop

FERRY crossings between Spain and Morocco were resumed this week after stopping more than two years ago as the pandemic hit. The first ferries crossed...

Dozens of arrests across Spain over newborn baby nationality scam aimed at getting residency for Moroccan women

THE Policia Nacional have busted a scam using newborn babies of pregnant immigrants as a way to get Spanish residency. Moroccan women paid up to...

EXPLAINER: Has Spain healed the rift with Morocco? What you need to know about talks in Rabat

SPAIN’S Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Rabat on Thursday to meet with Moroccan King Mohammed VI in what was widely viewed as an attempt...

Man, 61, fails to exit Spain via Murcia’s Corvera airport with underage girl who defied her parents

A man has been arrested at Murcia's Corvera airport for trying to leave the country with an underage girl. The youngster told her mother and...

Drug smugglers in Spain’s Andalucia lie about orca attack to cover up hashish shipment from Morocco

The Policia Nacional have arrested hashish smugglers who sailed from Morocco and lied about their boat being attacked by orca whales. Two people have been...

Marbled Duck quacks back in Spain with much-needed population rise

SPAIN'S Marbled Duck population is bouncing back after serious concerns about its decline. Falling numbers in the 2010s led to the official declaration of the...

Biggest-ever drug pill seizure in Spain with arrests in Alicante and Catalunya

A Spanish drug trafficking gang has been arrested for exporting benzenoid pills to Morocco to make a narcotic called Karkubi. The Police Nacional detained the...

Illegal helicopter flights, car chases and police raids – armed gang of 11 drug smugglers arrested on Spain’s Costa...

CRIMINAL GANGS have taken to the skies in order to get their drugs into Spain. A multi-operational team combining Guardia Civil, OFAST and Europol have...

Energy costs soar in Spain for the sixth day in a row amid warning to expect leap of €475...

ENERGY costs in Spain will increase by €475 this year, due to the high cost of natural gas and an increase of CO2 emission charges in Europe, warned the Bank of America.

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

ANALYSIS: How 2021 became the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing from west Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands

A RECORD number of people have died whilst trying to cross from West Africa to the Canary Islands during 2021. Data suggests that the route...

Ryanair accused of treating passengers like dogs for accepting bookings for cancelled flight to Spain from Morocco

A Spanish tourist stranded in Morocco has accused Ryanair of treating customers 'like dogs' and 'deceiving people' after taking bookings for cancelled flights out...

Sweatshop owner is arrested in Alicante area of Spain for paying low wages and threatening Moroccan workers

AN Alicante area business owner has been accused of paying workers just €150 a week and forcing them to eat and sleep in his...

Gibraltar police arrest 11 migrants who crossed Strait in inflatable kayak

ELEVEN Moroccan migrants have been arrested in Gibraltar after being rescued from a kayak and a dinghy in waters close to The Rock (September...

Tiny inflatable boat crammed with tons of drugs nearly sinks in Murcia waters of Spain

AN inflatable boat could barely stay afloat off the Murcia coast as it struggled to carry its clandestine cargo of over two tons of...

Ryanair announces new routes in Spain for summer and winter

AS part of the airline's Covid recovery program, Ryanair has added more flights to its weekly roster. Throughout September and October, Ryanair will have six...

Criminal gang caught red-handed smuggling 15 tonnes of drugs into Spain on boat named ‘SEEFUCHS’

EIGHT members of an organised criminal gang were arrested after their boat, SEEFUCHS, was boarded 100 miles off the Spanish coast. Five drug smugglers were...

Corruption: Police officers in southern Spain busted over pocketing €7,500 each to ignore drug shipments from Morocco

THREE police officers have been arrested and accused of charging smugglers thousands of euros to turn a blind eye to a 750kg shipment of...

EXPLAINER: Is the Spanish border with Morocco in crisis?

MORE than 8,000 people, including around 1,500 minors, risked their lives swimming or wading around the border fence to enter the Spanish enclave of...

Double Standards: Morocco holds Spain accountable for independence leader’s COVID-19 treatment

TENSIONS between Spain and Morocco have risen as the Moroccan government has accused Spain of 'double standards' over the COVID-19 treatment of a notorious...

WATCH: Human trafficking gang arrested after smuggling 700 Moroccan refugees into mainland Spain via Canary Islands

A HUMAN-trafficking operation has been smashed by Policia Nacional and Europol in Spain. Hundreds of desperate refugees were allegedly transported by the gang from Morocco...

‘MY HEROES’: How a British cyclist was taken in by Spanish farmers in Andalucia after becoming stuck in southern...

A BRITISH cyclist says he has been left ‘overwhelmed’ by the help he has received after becoming trapped in southern Spain during the nationwide...

Spain’s Ceuta houses 264 Moroccans who were trapped in the city after borders were shut due to the coronavirus...

CEUTA has taken in 264 Moroccans who were trapped in the city after borders between Spain and Morocco were shut.

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