Europe

Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

Malta special operations team took control of the vessel from migrants who were trying to steer it towards Europe.

Maltese forces retake tanker hijacked by migrants, five arrested

Libya

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

Concern after Italy vows to keep tanker allegedly hijacked by rescued refugees and migrants out of territorial waters.

'Desperate' situation off Libya as rescued refugees 'hijack' ship

Weather

Malta damaged by violent winds

Free fish for the brave few as crashing waves cover Malta's coast roads.

Malta damaged by violent winds

Cyprus

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, Italy, Greece and Cyprus will meet to discuss security, energy and migration.

What to expect from the 2019 South EU Summit

Migrants

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

After 19 days at sea, Malta PM Joseph Muscat reaches a deal with eight EU countries on migrants on board rescue ships.

Malta reaches deal for 49 stranded migrants to disembark

Europe

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Decision to take in refugees stranded at sea announced on condition that Malta provides its docks for disembarkation.

10 EU countries 'ready' to welcome refugees stuck at sea

Humanitarian crises

Pope appeals to EU leaders to let stranded migrants ashore

Francis urged Italy, Malta leaders to stop bickering and rescue 49 migrants stuck on board ships in the Mediterranean.

Europe

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

Europe

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.

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

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