Pope Francis urges EU leaders to help refugees stranded off Malta

The head of the Roman Catholic Church has urged EU member states to allow 49 refugees and migrants stranded off the coast of Malta to land on their shores


Netherlands ready to take in refugees from NGO ship off Malta

Dutch government offers to take some of the 32 refugees on Sea-Watch 3, as Malta offers two ships shelter from storm.


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


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


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.


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.


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


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'


'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


Migrant rescue ship Lifeline under investigation

Police are questioning whether it was assisting people smugglers.


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


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.