Malta

Malta PM: EU members need 'mutual understanding' to tackle migration

Members of the European Union need "mutual understanding" of concerns about migration, said Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on Wednesday, noting that securing European borders was essential...

Malta assumes EU presidency, Aarhus and Pafos capitals of culture

Malta on Sunday took over a six-month rotating presidency over the European Union from Slovakia that chaired the presidency in the second half of 2016.

EU presidency billboard embarrasses Maltese authorities

Embarrassed Maltese authorities acted quickly on Friday to rectify a spelling blooper on a roadside billboard to promote the island's upcoming EU presidency.

Malta wants to reunite Europe

Presiding over the European Union in the first half of 2017, Malta will try to restore citizens' trust in the EU, focusing on key issues such as migration, security and strengthening the single...

Gaddafi loyalists charged in Malta with hijacking plane

Two Gaddafi loyalists who hijacked a plane in Libya with 117 on board before diverting it to Malta were charged in a court in Valletta on Sunday.

Passengers of hijacked Libyan plane arrive in Tripoli from Malta

Passengers of a Libyan plane, which was hijacked and forced to land in Malta the day before, arrived in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday, Libya's state news agency LANA reported.

Weapons used in Malta hijack were fake, government says

Hijackers who diverted an aircraft from Libya to Malta used replica weapons, the Maltese government says.

Hijackers of Libyan plane in custody, hostage drama ends in Malta

Two men who hijacked a plane from Libya to Malta surrendered on Friday and the passengers and crew were safe, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat confirmed.

All passengers released from Libyan plane hijacked to Malta

All the passengers have been released from a hijacked Libyan plane in Malta, the Maltese state broadcaster reported on Friday.

Hijackers threaten to blow up Libyan jet with 118 on board: reports

Two hijackers who forced a Libyan passenger plane to be diverted to Malta on Friday have threatened to blow it up, according to Malta's state television and Libyan media.

Malta becomes first country to ban gay conversion therapy

Malta's human rights commission on Tuesday hailed parliament's decision to ban gay conversion therapy, the first country in the world to do so.

Eight migrants found dead off Malta, one in intensive care

Eight migrants died and one is intensive care in Malta after they were found in a floating dinghy between the Mediterranean island and Libya, according to press reports on Sunday.

Malta withdraws permission for Russian ship refuelling amid protests

Malta withdrew permission for a Russian military tanker to refuel off the island following international pressure, Times of Malta reported on Friday, two days after Russian ships called off plans...

Mystery over identity of French killed in Maltese plane crash

Valletta (dpa) - Five French nationals were killed when a military aircraft crashed on take-off from Malta on Monday, the Maltese government said.

Mogherini: Flight that crashed in Malta not linked to EU activity

The plane that crashed on take-off from Malta was not linked to any EU activity, the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says, after media reports that it was being used by the EU...