Police officers help migrants to disembark from the merchant ship Elhiblu 1 in Senglea, in Valletta’s Grand Harbour, Malta. Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

A group of migrants accused of hijacking a merchant vessel in the Mediterranean disembarked in Malta on Thursday after Maltese special forces took con(...)

Illegal migrants sit inside the Ganzour shelter after being transferred from  the airport road due to fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, a week ago. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images

On Monday, hundreds of refugees and migrants in Tripoli’s Abu Salim detention centre felt a glimmer of hope. After months of waiting to be recognised(...)

In recent weeks NGO search and rescue activity has ceased in the Mediterranean under pressure from EU governments. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The Government has said that the Irish Naval Service does not return migrants it rescues from the Mediterranean to Libya, following accusations b(...)

McLaren driver Jenson Button speaks to the media on Thursday ahead of Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit in Manama. Photograph: Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Bahrain has arrested several people accused of stealing and burning cars amid heightened security in the island kingdom before Sunday’s Formula(...)