Refugees

Malta rescues 180 refugees as weather deteriorates

UN calls on countries to take in remaining group of 49 refugees stuck in limbo on boats in Mediterranean Sea.

Malta rescues 180 refugees in Mediterranean as weather worsens

Middle East

Two Saudi families purchased 62 Maltese passports: report

Malta launched its controversial cash for passports scheme in 2013 to sell Maltese citizenship for $743,000.

Two Saudi families purchased 62 Maltese passports: report

Europe

Malta 'identifies masterminds' of journalist's murder

Investigative journalist's murder last year stunned the small island country and prompted international condemnation.

Malta 'identifies masterminds' of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

Europe

Abortion taboo: Play tackles strict Maltese laws

Theater is helping address a sensitive and controversial issue in Malta.

Europe

Family of slain journalist in Malta demands official inquiry

One year from the killing of Malta journalist Daphne Galizia - her family wants an inquiry to find out if the government had a role in her killing.

Malta

Saving life without a licence: Rescue ship trial delayed in Malta

A court in Malta postpones the trial of Claus-Peter Reisch, a German captain of a refugee rescue ship impounded by the government.

Migrants

Malta allows migrants off rescue ship after five days

Fifty-eight migrants and a dog will be transferred to four European nations in the coming days.

Malta allows migrants off rescue ship after five days

Weather

What and where is a 'medicane'

Libya, Italy, Malta, Greece and Turkey will all feel the effects of this sub-tropical cyclone over the next three days.

What and where is a 'medicane'

Refugees

'A rescue ship is not a place to process asylum claims'

NGOs reject Italian and Austrian suggestion for screenings at sea amid Europe's increasingly hardline refugee policy.

Proposal for rapid screenings of refugees at sea draws fire

Europe

Migrant rescue ship Lifeline under investigation

Police are questioning whether it was assisting people smugglers.

Refugees

Stranded ship with over 200 on board docks in Malta

The German ship, Lifeline, carrying at least 234 refugees and migrants was stuck at sea for nearly a week.

Refugee Crisis

Cargo ship carrying refugees allowed to dock in Italy

Malta has agreed it would take in a second ship carrying 234 people, after it was stuck on the Mediterranean for days.

Danish cargo ship carrying refugees allowed to dock in Italy

Refugees

Five things to know about the Aquarius refugee ship

Key questions answered as a rescue boat with 629 refugees and migrants heads to Spain after being denied entry in Italy.

Human Rights

'Europe's moral compass lost': Uncertainty over Aquarius refugees

European policies are criminalising vulnerable people, rights groups say, as hundreds are left stranded for days at sea.

Malta

FBI may testify in Malta journalist's murder trial

Court rejects attempt to bar American agents from giving evidence in Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder proceedings.

Malta: FBI may testify in Daphne Caruana Galizia murder trial