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Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid...

Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 22 2018

Yameen's administration made defamation a crime in 2016, a move government critics say was aimed...

Maldives’ Chinese debt, political risk...

Maldives’ Chinese debt, political risk...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 20 2018

The Maldives’ economy has grown by an average of 6% a year for the last five years, buoyed by tourism...

Maldives president took gifts from island...

Maldives president took gifts from island...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 19 2018

Independent reporting in the Maldives is difficult and Yameen, who has ruled since winning a controversial...

Opposition: Maldives denying access...

Opposition: Maldives denying access...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 13 2018

Maldivian authorities have already turned down requests by international media to cover the...

What the Maldives can do for the...

What the Maldives can do for the...

Azeem Ibrahim

Thu, Sep 13 2018

Can the small Muslim nation refer Myanmar to the International Criminal Court? 

Maldives accuses US of intimidation...

Maldives accuses US of intimidation...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 8 2018

The European Union in July warned of possible sanctions ranging from travel bans to asset freezes against...

Opposition: Chinese bridge pushes Maldives...

Opposition: Chinese bridge pushes Maldives...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 1 2018

The government has repeatedly denied claims of corruption

Maldives opposition banks on people...

Maldives opposition banks on people...

South Asia

Tue, Aug 28 2018

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who is backed by the archipelago nation's four main opposition groups, flew...

Modi calls for easing of political crackdown...

Modi calls for easing of political crackdown...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 13 2018

The European Union and the United States have also expressed concern over the crackdown

Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian...

Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian...

South Asia

Fri, Aug 10 2018

India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island chain where Beijing is...

Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’...

Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’...

South Asia

Mon, Aug 6 2018

The opposition lost the last elections in 2013 in controversial circumstances

Maldives tourism thrives despite political...

Maldives tourism thrives despite political...

South Asia

Thu, Jul 19 2018

Nearly 1.39 million tourists visited the Maldives, a nation of 1,192 tiny coral islands scatted across...

European Union warns Maldives of...

European Union warns Maldives of...

South Asia

Tue, Jul 17 2018

The move comes ahead of a presidential election set for September 23 at which Yameen will seek a second...

Eight countries come together to protect...

Eight countries come together to protect...

South Asia

Wed, Jul 4 2018

A key problem now is that there is little money for mangrove regeneration and conservation, though all...

Maldives opposition selects veteran...

Maldives opposition selects veteran...

South Asia

Mon, Jul 2 2018

The island chain has faced upheavals since February

Exiled ex-leader pulls out of Maldives...

Exiled ex-leader pulls out of Maldives...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 30 2018

Mohamed Nasheed was convicted of terrorism in 2015 in a case widely decried by rights groups as politically...

Maldives ex-leader, chief justice jailed...

Maldives ex-leader, chief justice jailed...

South Asia

Thu, Jun 14 2018

Rights group Amnesty International said in a statement the convictions are politically motivated and...

Maldives sets presidential vote with...

Maldives sets presidential vote with...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 9 2018

Mohamed Nasheed will campaign through social media as he cannot return home

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible,...

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible,...

South Asia

Sat, Jun 2 2018

In a joint statement, the ambassadors of the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,...

Maldives rejects UN's call to let ex-president...

Maldives rejects UN's call to let ex-president...

South Asia

Tue, Apr 17 2018

The current president Abdulla Yameen imposed a state of emergency in February to annul a Supreme Court...

Maldives lifts state of emergency after...

Maldives lifts state of emergency after...

South Asia

Thu, Mar 22 2018

The Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday that Gayoom, who ruled the country for 30 years until...