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Malta PM transfer 'not natural' – slain blogger's sister

Jan 14, 2020 - 1:06 AM

Joseph Muscat hands over power to the new head of his Labour Party, Robert Abela

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 10, 2019 shows ousted Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat attending the second day of the conference of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria in Lyon. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Malta gets new PM after reporter murder outcry

Jan 12, 2020 - 12:15 PM

Robert Abela is elected leader of the Labor Party, which automatically means he takes the role of Prime Minister

NEW PRIME MINISTER. Labor party leader candidates Chris Fearne (R) and Robert Abela (L) embrace prior to Malta's outgoing Prime Minister and outgoing Labour party leader deliver his final speech as PM on January 10, 2020 in Paola, Malta. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

Vote for Malta PM as Muscat exits over reporter murder

Jan 11, 2020 - 5:39 PM

Some 17,500 Labour voters are expected to vote for the party's first mid-term prime minister in history

(FILES) This file photo taken on October 10, 2019 shows Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat attending the second day of the conference of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria in Lyon. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Malta PM Muscat is 'Person of the Year' in organized crime, corruption

Dec 28, 2019 - 12:24 PM

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project says Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's actions 'constituted the most extreme form of corruption' among the other world leaders considered for the title, including US President Donald Trump

'PERSON OF THE YEAR.' Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat earns title of "Person of the Year" in organized crime and corruption in 2019. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Pope Francis meets with embattled Malta PM despite plea to cancel

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:02 PM

The meeting occurs despite pleas that it would be totally unwise given 'the serious and grave nature of the accusations and allegations which are plaguing' the government

EU warns Malta against 'political interference' in slain reporter probe

Dec 03, 2019 - 9:13 PM

European Commission Vice President Vera Jourova, who oversees rule of law issues for the EU member states, says 'more work needs to be done' in Malta on maintaining an independent legal system in the country

VERA JOUROVA. European Commission vice-president in charge for values and Transparency Vera Jourova answer questions during her hearing at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 07, 2019. File photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Malta PM to step down over slain reporter case – party sources

Dec 01, 2019 - 8:45 AM

The announcement comes as the main suspect in the 2017 car bomb killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, tycoon Yorgen Fenech, is charged with complicity in the murder

JOSEPH MUSCAT. This file photo taken on October 10, 2019 shows Malta prime minister Joseph Muscat attending the second day of the conference of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria in Lyon. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Top Malta politicians quit as probe into slain reporter widens

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:12 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The resignations of Keith Schembri, the chief of staff to Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, and tourism minister Konrad Mizzi mark the biggest political fallout to date since journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in 2017

KONRAD MIZZI. Malta Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi  at a polling station in Naxxar in 2017. File photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

Rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe – PM

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

All 62 migrants on the Alan Kurdi ship will be disembarked and redistributed between Germany, France, Portugal, and Luxembourg

Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a new diplomatic standoff with Italy – nevertheless says it had sent in humanitarian supplies

MIGRANTS. This handout picture obtained on June 22, 2018 from the German NGO 'Mission Lifeline' shows migrants on an inflatable boat boarding the Lifeline sea rescue boat at sea on June 21, 2018. Photo by Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline/AFP

No Filipino casualties in Oman due to Cyclone Mekunu – DFA

May 27, 2018 - 9:50 PM

Cyclone Mekunu triggers massive floods in Oman, where 49,000 Filipinos live and work

A picture taken on May 26, 2018, shows a car stuck in a flooded street in the southern city of Salalah as the country prepares for landfall of Cyclone Mekunu. Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED MAHJOUB / Oman OUT

'No criminal suspicion' in DJ Avicii's death, says Oman police source

Apr 22, 2018 - 12:10 AM

Two autopsies confirm this finding, says the source with Oman's Royal Police

GONE TOO SOON. Famed DJ Avicii died Friday in Muscat, Oman. He was 28. Photo from Avicii's Facebook page

Slain Maltese journalist's sons dismiss reward, tell PM to quit

Oct 19, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat rules out quitting and vows to bring those responsible for killing a reporter he has described as his 'greatest adversary' to justice, with the help of FBI investigators

JUSTICE FOR DAPHNE. People gathered outside the law court in Valletta, Malta, on October 17, during a protest demanding for justice following the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed by a car bomb close to her home in Bidnija. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

Son of slain Malta whistleblower assails 'complicit' PM

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:08 PM

Matthew Caruana Galizia, himself a journalist involved in digesting the Panama Papers, says his mother had been assassinated for doing her job in investigating alleged corruption

CAR BOMBING AFTERMATH. Matthew Caruana Galizia (C) and Peter Caruana Galizia (2ndL), son and husband of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and policemen walk past the wreckage of a car bomb that killed Daphne Caruana Galizia close to her home in Bidnija, Malta, on October 16, 2017.

Malta votes as corruption clouds bright outlook

Jun 03, 2017 - 7:44 PM

Despite corruption allegations Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle appear relaxed as they cast their votes

POLLS. Policemen stand guard outside a polling station in Burmarrad before the arrival of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on June 3. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP  POLLS. Policemen stand guard outside a polling station in Burmarrad before the arrival of Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat on June 3. Photo by Matthew Mirabelli/AFP

Hijackers of Libyan plane surrender in Malta

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:59 PM

5th UPDATE Libyan Foreign Minister Taher Siala says the two hijackers are supporters of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi and are requesting political asylum in Malta

A picture taken on December 23, 2016 shows a hijacked Airbus A320 operated by Afriqiyah Airways after it landed at Luqa Airport, in Malta. A hijacked plane from Libya landed on the Mediterranean island of Malta on December 23 with 118 people including seven crew members on board, Malta's prime minister and government sources said. The Airbus A320 had been on a domestic Libyan route operated by Afriqiyah Airways from Sabha in the south to the capital Tripoli but was re-routed.  / AFP PHOTO / Matthew Mirabelli / Malta OUT

Jet Airways plane diverts to Muscat after bomb threat

Jul 09, 2015 - 11:11 PM

All 54 passengers and seven crew members were evacuated once the plane landed safely in an isolated area at Muscat s international airport

'Worst ever' migrant shipwreck prompts calls for EU action

Apr 20, 2015 - 9:31 AM

UPDATED EU ministers head into crisis talks under pressure to confront people smuggling gangs

SEA RESCUE. A handout picture provided by Guardia di Finanza shows a Ifra-red camera screen shot during an operation to rescue migrants after their wreckship in Strait of Sicily, 19 April 2015. Guardia di Finanza/Handout/EPA

Philippines, Oman sign new air agreement

Apr 08, 2015 - 6:12 PM

The new air pact the second signed by the Philippines this year increases frequencies between Manila and Muscat to 7 from 3 flights per week

Malta turns away ship with suspected Ebola case on board

Sep 19, 2014 - 12:40 AM

UPDATED An initial medical assessment in Italy of a sick Filipino passenger suggested he may be suffering from hepatitis