Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's announcement comes after the departure of several major allies. His government has run aground on questions about the 2017 death of reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Daphne Caruana Galizia died in a car bombing two years ago. Now, the probe into her slaying has prompted some ministers to leave their posts. And protesters are calling for the prime minister's exit.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb last October. The final words on her blog were: "There are crooks everywhere you look now. The situation is desperate."
The International Commission on Missing Persons in The Hague has identified remains of 18,000 people in the Balkans. Its new challenge: to I.D. the remains of migrants who died trying to reach Europe.
A rescue ship picked up more than 600 migrants off the coast of Libya, and was left stranded after Malta and Italy turned it away. Italy's new government has vowed a tougher stance on immigration.
The killing of Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has drawn international condemnation. "My mother was assassinated," her son said.
Caruana Galizia, who revealed the secrets of the wealthy, powerful and corrupt on her widely read blog, died Monday after her car exploded. She had recently been digging into the Panama Papers.
Two hijackers armed with a hand grenade and pistols took over a flight within Libya. Malta's prime minister says all 118 people on board the plane are safe and that the hijackers are in custody.