Archiv: Malta


25.05.2020 - 15:34 [ Malta Today ]

Suspected mercenaries were released from arrest after two days

A group of 20 men evacuated from Benghazi, Libya and suspected of having been contracted to lend support to General Khalifa Haftar’s forces, were held under arrest in Malta for two days before being released without charge. 

Multiple law enforcement sources speaking to this newspaper say the police are still investigating the incident, almost a year on since the arrival of the men on two RHIBs (rigid-hull inflatable boats) at the Valletta seaport in June 2019. 

25.05.2020 - 15:29 [ New York Times ]

By Air and Sea, Mercenaries Landed in Libya. But the Plan Went South.

The abortive mercenary expedition last summer was organized and financed by a network of secretive companies in the United Arab Emirates, according to a confidential report submitted to the United Nations Security Council in February. The companies are controlled or part-owned by Christiaan Durrant, an Australian businessman and former fighter pilot who is a close associate of Erik Prince, America’s most famous mercenary entrepreneur.

25.05.2020 - 15:28 [ Tagesschau ]

Bericht zu Projekt „Opus“: UN enttarnen Geheimprojekt in Libyen

Im Bürgerkriegsland Libyen war offenbar eine Geheimmission privater Einsatzkräfte im Gange – gelenkt aus den Vereinigten Arabischen Emiraten. Das geht aus einem Bericht der Vereinten Nationen hervor, aus dem die Nachrichtenagenturen dpa und Bloomberg zitieren. Dubiose Sicherheitsfirmen wollten demnach den libyschen Warlord Chalifa Haftar unterstützen – und schmuggelten dazu Hubschrauber und planten Überfälle auf Schiffe im Mittelmeer.

25.05.2020 - 15:12 [ Bloomberg ]

Western Team Went to Help Moscow’s Man in Libya, UN Finds

Opus and Lancaster 6 financed and directed an operation to provide Haftar’s forces with helicopters, drones and cyber capabilities through a complex web of shell companies, according to two diplomats who briefed Bloomberg on the contents of the UN Panel of Experts report shared with the Security Council’s sanctions committee in February. The diplomats also shared excerpts of the report with Bloomberg.

20.01.2020 - 20:58 [ Reuters ]

Malta minister quits in latest fallout from journalist murder

Another Maltese minister has quit after a paper reported links between her policeman husband and the man suspected of masterminding a journalist’s murder, the government said on Monday.

17.01.2020 - 15:40 [ ORF ]

Maltas Polizeichef erklärt Rücktritt

Die Bloggerin Daphne Caruana Galizia war im Oktober 2017 mit einer Autobombe ermordet worden. Sie hatte zu Korruption in Regierung und Geschäftswelt recherchiert.

12.01.2020 - 05:56 [ Times of Malta ]

Repubblika publishes guiding manifesto for ’new Republic‘

NGO lays out its future as a pressure group with ambitious seven-point document

The ambitious seven-point document contains detailed proposals tackling ethics in public life, the strengthening of the constitution through reform, participative citizenship and education, making the switch to a sustainable economy, the environment, inclusion and social justice as well as equal justice and guaranteed liberties.

12.01.2020 - 05:46 [ ORF ]

Malta: Abela wird neuer Premierminister

Der neue Parteichef Abela soll wenig später auch zum Regierungschef des kleinen EU-Landes ernannt werden. Er löst den Sozialdemokraten Joseph Muscat ab, der im Zusammenhang mit der Krise nach dem Mord an der regierungskritischen Journalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia abtreten musste.

02.12.2019 - 06:24 [ ORF.at ]

Mord an Journalistin: Maltas Premier kündigt Rücktritt an

Maltas Premier Joseph Muscat hat in der Krise um den Mord an der Journalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia am Sonntag seinen Rückzug angekündigt. Er werde Mitte Jänner als Premier und Chef der regierenden Sozialdemokraten zurücktreten, gab Muscat in einer TV-Ansprache bekannt. Unterdessen gingen Tausende Menschen in Valletta gegen die Regierung auf die Straße.

01.12.2019 - 17:09 [ Reuters ]

Malta’s ruling party lawmakers back embattled prime minister

The Labour Party statement after its meeting on Sunday also said Chris Cardona, the economy minister who suspended himself from his duties on Tuesday after having been mentioned by a suspect in the investigation, has now been reinstated in his position.

30.11.2019 - 20:19 [ Tagesschau ]

Malta nach Mord an Journalistin: Ein Staat im Ausnahmezustand

So weit ist es gekommen: In einem EU-Staat beraten Minister, ob einer der einflussreichsten Wirtschaftsbosse der Insel nicht angeklagt wird, der behauptet, den wirklichen Drahtzieher eines Mordes zu kennen. Und der nennt einen Mann, der bis vor wenigen Tagen Mitglied der Regierung war, dann erst zurücktrat, schließlich festgenommen wurde, heute Nacht wieder auf freien Fuß kam und – so sagt es die maltesische Polizei – auch erst einmal nicht wieder verhaftet werden soll.

26.11.2019 - 12:03 [ Reuters ]

Malta government chief of staff Schembri has resigned: PM Muscat

Malta government chief of staff Keith Schembri resigned on Tuesday, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told reporters, as police continued their investigation into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

31.05.2019 - 16:39 [ teleSUR ]

Rule of Law Fails in Malta as Slain Journalist Sees No Justice: Report

The failure of Maltese authorities to identify the masterminds behind the murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia raises questions about the rule of law in Malta, according to Europe’s chief human rights watchdog.

19.11.2018 - 06:15 [ Times of Malta ]

Daphne murder mastermind suspects identified – investigators

Contacted on Sunday, Ms Caruana Galizia’s sister Corinne Vella said the family was not formally informed by the police that the suspected masterminds had been identified.
The sources would not give any indication of who these suspects were or whether they came from the criminal, business or political world.

21.05.2018 - 14:29 [ Reuters ]

Malta court rejects bid to stop FBI testimony in journalist murder case

Maurizio Cordina, a lawyer representing Malta’s Attorney General, said the case was “a desperate maneuver by Mr Degiorgio to delay, if not block” the trial, adding that Bajada had simply gathered evidence and had not worked with the FBI.

The case against Degiorgio is built mostly around intercepts of mobile phone data compiled by the FBI and Bajada.