Valletta

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.

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.

Five feared dead in Malta air crash

Five people are believed to have been killed when a military aircraft crashed on take-off from Malta on Monday, local media reported.

Malta football chief: evidence of suspicious betting in WC qualifier

Malta's football chief says there is "overwhelming evidence" of suspicious betting around a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania last week which Malta lost 2-0.

Malta parliament debates no-confidence vote over Panama Papers leaks

Malta's parliament was on Monday debating a motion of no confidence in the government over Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's failure to sack a minister and his chief of staff, who are implicated in...

Thousands march to demand Maltese premier resign after Panama Papers

Thousands of people took to the streets in Malta on Sunday, calling on the prime minister to resign in the wake of the Panama Papers data leak that implicated two senior members of government. ...