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Maldives

Islam’s salience in Maldivian society and politics

The three arrests made thus far in the case relating to the bid on the life of the Maldivian Parliament Speaker and former President Mo...

Who tried to kill Mohamed Nasheed?

The evening explosion was felt across Male, the island capital of the Maldives, a densely packed urban maze poles apart from the Indian...

Roots of Maldives’ violent politics

The Maldives, which is an Indian Ocean archipelago, is a tiny country of only 530,000 people. Its politics is dominated by a few elite...

Maldivian police looking for four suspects in attempt on N...

The Maldivian police are looking for four suspects in Thursday’s attempt on the life of parliament Speaker and former President M...

Former Maldives President Nasheed hurt in suspected bomb a...

Nasheed became parliament speaker, the Indian Ocean nation's second most powerful position, following his party's landslide victory i...

Maldives to receive vaccines from AstraZeneca in June

Maldives' Health Minister has stated that the COVID-19 vaccines ordered from AstraZeneca Singapore will arrive in June. Health Minister...

Ex-President Yameen moved to house arrest

Former President of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen has been moved to house arrest. The ex-President was moved to house arrest tonight. Ya...

Nine arrested in opposition's protests

Nine people were arrested at a protest staged by opposing Progressive Parity of Maldives (PPM) on Tuesday. The opposition has been con...

World Bank pledges assistance in rebuilding Maldivian econ...

The World Bank has stated that it will assist the Maldives in rebuilding its COVID-19 hit economy. Faris H. Hadad-Zervos the Country D...

Indian tourists banned from Maldivian guesthouses, hotels

Maldives has strengthened travel restrictions amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in neighboring India, imposing a temporary ban on Indian t...

Pres Solih opposes Nasheed's proposal to switch to parliam...

Speaker of the Parliament and former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has stated that he wishes to become the Prime Minister o...

Ex-pres summoned to police HQ for questioning

Former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom was summoned to the police headquarters on Sunday.Police media official said President Ya...

Correctional Services deliberating on ex-pres' home transf...

Maldives Correctional Services has stated that a decision will be made regarding the request to transfer jailed former president Abdull...

'Govt in discussion regarding ex-pres' possible home trans...

  President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the government is in discussion with relevant authorities regarding a request...

Have and will never sign off on losing the Maldives' sover...

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has stated that the government has never and will never sign an agreement that will compromise the Mald...

Campaigns concluded ahead of council election

Candidates and political parties have concluded their campaign for the Local Council and Women's Development Committee election schedul...

Maldives becomes top destination for Indians seeking a pan...

Indians are jetting off to the Maldives in ever greater numbers to escape the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors from the South Asian nati...

Opposition asks ex-President Yameen be transferred home fo...

The opposition coalition - composed of PPM and PNC - has appealed to President Ibrahim Mohamed to allow imprisoned former President Abd...

Salman mosque cannot be opened by Ramadan: Islamic Ministe...

Islamic Minister Dr. Ahmed Zahir has stated that the grand mosque constructed with Saudi Arabia's aid, Masjid Fahud Bin Abdul Azeez can...

LCE: Vote boxes to be placed in Sri Lanka, India

The Elections Commission has stated that vote boxes will be placed in neighbouring Sri Lanka and India for the local council election....

Ministry annuls order imposing social distancing in prayer...

The Islamic Ministry has revoked a directive ordering congregational prayers in mosques be performed with social distancing in light of...