'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.


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


Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation

Police detentions made across Malta as part of a joint operation with the armed forces and secret service.

Ten arrested in Malta journalist murder investigation


Funeral held for slain Malta journalist

Thousands of people in Malta have attended the funeral of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb last month.


'Not afraid': Malta reporters unite after brutal murder

Hundreds of news industry workers gather outside parliament to protest killing of top investigative journalist.

Malta reporters unite after Caruana Galizia murder


Malta in shock over investigative journalist's killing

Several hundred people rally in Valletta demanding justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia's killers as her son praises her work.

Journalism under fire

Malta anti-graft reporter killed in huge car bomb blast

Killing of top reporter who exposed Malta's links with Panama Papers leak denounced as 'barbaric attack on press'.


Malta: Car bomb kills Panama Papers anti-corruption journalist

A journalist who has been leading the fight against corruption in Malta has been killed by a car bomb.


'Not welcome': Malta snubs anti-migrant vessel

Aid groups applaud Maltese government, saying snub sends 'a clear message against the politics of hate and extremism'.

Malta 'denies' Defend Europe anti-migrant boat


Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wins Malta election

Labour supporters take to the streets to celebrate after early results indicate a comfortable victory for ruling party.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wins Malta election