• UAE FM spoiled by oil money: Turkey’s Erdoğan

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 21 said United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al- Nahyan was “spoiled by oil money” after the minister accused Fahreddin Pasha, a Medina governor and commander of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, of “ransacking” Medina in 1916.

  • Turkey, UAE in row over Ottoman pasha

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blasted United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan for accusing Fahreddin Pasha, a commander in the Ottoman Empire during the First World War, of “ransacking” Medina in 1916.

  • Casa, Portelli eyeing PN secretary general post

    David Casa and Pierre Portelli have confirmed they are actively considering a bid for the post of secretary general of the PN. Mr Casa is the head of the PN’s MEP delegation at the European Parliament, and Mr Portelli is the former head of content at The Malta Independent and a ...

  • When wine turns

    Tas-Serena Sirena Street, Senglea Food: 3/10Location: 7/10Service: 6/10Value: 3/10Overall: 4/10 What a terrible waste of time this was. I came to hate every minute of this depressing travesty of a meal. We were at Tas-Serena restaurant in Sirena street, located on the charming waterfront road that snakes its way around Senglea. We sat outside ...

  • INDEPTH: One cannot expect OHSA to monitor media 24/7 - CEO Mark Gauci

    Occupational Health and Safety Authority CEO Mark Gaudi said that one cannot expect the authority to have people monitoring what both the traditional and social media are saying with regard to possible infringements of health and safety at the workplace.Interviewed by The Malta Independent online editor Stephen Calleja on Indepth, ...

  • TMIS Editorial: New waste incinerator destined for Gozo, the north or the south?

    With the government set on embarking on a waste-to-energy project incorporating an incinerator, the €150 million question is where, exactly, the project will be located.Malta’s size being what it is such industrial projects are always bound to be placed in someone’s backyard. As such there are, broadly speaking, only three ...

  • Freeport introduces weekly rapid link to key South America ports

    Maltese importers and exporters are set to benefit from new trading opportunities to Brazil and Argentina following the introduction of a rapid weekly link by Malta Freeport Terminals. The Sirius Service, calling at six key ports in Brazil (Itajai, Itapoa, Itaguai, Rio Grande, Salvador and Santos) as well as Buenos ...