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At least 9 flights delayed due to intense fog all over Malta

At least 9 flights delayed due to intense fog all over Malta
Feb 23 2023 Share

Due to the immense fog which befell Malta this morning, insider sources have informed this newsroom that all the delayed flights impacted will be departing soon. 

Insider sources have informed MaltaDaily that there were delays of up to 2.5 to 3 hours as the officials and crew awaited clearer visibility for travel. 

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The situation has reportedly somewhat improved from this morning, with around 9 flights having been delayed according to the Arrivals and Departures information of the Malta International Airport. 

Passenger caution is a primary concern on such days with such weather phenomena. The same caution is being advised for all those travelling out on the roads as the lack of visibility make the streets more accident prone. 

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Intense fog falls on most of Malta

Intense fog falls on most of Malta
Feb 23 2023 Share

Videos and images sent to this newsroom show the immense thick fog which befell the Maltese islands and covering most localities, in this case Żebbuġ. 

Despite being a sight to see (no pun intended), it is still highly advised for especially road commuters driving this morning to be very careful due to the reduced visibility. 

 

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Weather forecasts earlier this week suggested that temperatures were set to be slightly hotter with thick fogs descending during the night. It seems as though they will linger on for a few more hours into the morning as we head to our day to day activities. 

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“Let’s vote yes for peace”, Minister Ian Borg shows support to Ukraine in UN speech

Feb 22 2023 Share

Malta Daily reporting LIVE from the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

On Tuesday, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade Ian Borg addressed an Emergency Special Session at the United Nations, expressing Malta’s support towards Ukraine one year since the start of Russia’s war of aggression.

During his speech, Borg reiterated the international community’s horror by the daily reports of attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure, violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, against women and children; and the use of torture.

Highlighting how 40 per cent of Ukraine’s population is in dire need of assistance, 8 million have left the country and 5.3 million are internally displaced or unable to leave illegally annexed regions, Borg held that “Russia’s aggression must be condemned and denounced without reservation.”

“Malta will continue to support all efforts by Ukraine and the international community to this end,” Borg stated.

During the historic meeting to commemorate one year since Russia’s first attacks on Ukraine, United States ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield highlighted how such a vote will go down in history. Thomas-Greenfield stated “we have before us a resolution that calls upon the nations of the world to achieve a comprehensive and lasting peace in Ukraine.”

In its term as UN security council president, Malta will be following three important principles as per Minister Ian Borg: “Security, sustainability and solidarity”.

As of February 1, Malta began to hold the presidency of the UN security council, a body which holds the primary responsibility of maintaining international peace and security.

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‘Like the gulag you see in movies… a little bit worse’ – Ukrainian war prisoners describe scenes

Feb 22 2023 Share

Malta Daily reporting LIVE from the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

Addressing the United Nations at the UN headquarters in New York City, hero defender of Mariupol and former prisoner of war Illia Samoilenko compared the situation of Ukranian prisoners of war to something “a little bit worse than the Gulag you see in movies.”

The panel discussion titled ‘Violations of the rights of prisoners of war’ welcomed a number of others speakers including Mr. Artem Dyblenko, hero defender of Mariupol and former prisoner of war. Dyblenko explained how there was no peace or humanity where he was, where human rights meant nothing and the only thing the people knew was suffering and awaiting death.

In the following address, Association of Families representative Ms. Nataliya Husak went on to state that Russia continues to violate the Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War and other human rights. During her speech, Husak held back tears as she described the prisoners’ situation under the captivity of the Russian Federation. Appealing to the UN on the behalf of families of thousands of Ukrainian prisoners of war, Husak appealed for the facilitation of the release of the Ukrainian prisoners of war and a mechanism for communication, medicine, clothing and other resources for these same individuals.

“Please save the lives of our dearest relatives…” she concluded.

As of February 1, Malta began to hold the presidency of the UN security council, a body which holds the primary responsibility of maintaining international peace and security.

This month, the United Nations marks one year since Russia invaded Ukraine, with the UN general assembly to hold on a draft resolution stressing “the need to reach, as soon as possible, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace” in line with the founding United Nations Charter.

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