Malta

Libyan plane hijack ends peacefully in Malta

Aircraft with 118 people on board was hijacked by men claiming to have hand grenades who threatened to blow it up.

Libyan plane hijack ends peacefully in Malta

Malta

Libya passenger jet hijacked, diverted to Malta

Aircraft with 118 people on board hijacked by men claiming to have hand grenades who threatened to blow it up.

Libya passenger jet hijacked, diverted to Malta

Humanitarian crises

Hundreds 'locked in hold' of boat capsized off Libya

Reports that "hundreds" of migrants were locked in hold of sinking vessel, as calls for action on smuggling mount.

Humanitarian crises

The ongoing tragedy of migrants and the Mediterranean

Thousands of desperate people risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy. Many never make it.

The ongoing tragedy of migrants and the Mediterranean

Humanitarian crises

Hundreds feared dead as boat capsizes off Libya coast

UN refugee agency says around 50 rescued after vessel reportedly carrying 700 migrants sinks in Mediterranean Sea.

Humanitarian crises

Cold and wet in North Africa

Wintry weather digs right across the Mediterranean into Tunisia and Libya.

Cold and wet in North Africa

Politics

Swedish king honoured Palestine National Day

Carl Gustaf sent cable of congratulations to Mahmoud Abbas on anniversary of unilateral independence declaration.

Swedish king honoured Palestine National Day

Human Rights

Rescued migrants finally leave Cyprus ship

More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued by a cruise liner finally disembarked in Cyprus after hours of negotiations.

Rescued migrants finally leave Cyprus ship

Opinion

Turkish 'genocide' film: An epic too late?

Fatih Akin's film on tragic events of 1915 is no great cinematic oeuvre but marks turning point in T

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

Europe

People smugglers blamed for Malta 'massacre'

Survivors of shipwreck in Mediterranean Sea provide witness accounts after incident in which 500 migrants perished.

Politics

Scores feared dead after boat sinks off Libya

At least 20 bodies recovered and 170 missing after boat carrying migrants from Africa capsizes at sea off Tripoli.

Scores feared dead after boat sinks off Libya

Libya

British navy evacuates nationals from Libya

HMS Enterprise picks up 110 people, most UK nationals, from Tripoli amid worsening security in capital and other cities.

British navy evacuates nationals from Libya

Politics

Libyans brace for fresh violence

The complex and multi-sided battle between rebel groups has dampened the prospects for Western intervention.

Libyans brace for fresh violence

Politics

Thousands of migrants rescued off Italy

Over a thousand people rescued off the island of Lampedusa in the second such operation in two days.

Thousands of migrants rescued off Italy

Opinion

Less Europe, less immigration?

EU politicians are using the issue of immigration for political gains at the upcoming EU elections.

Jan Douwe Keulen

by Jan Douwe Keulen

Jan Douwe Keulen