• Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
  • Last Update : 01:38 am
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...

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom charged with...

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom charged with...

South Asia

Wed, Mar 21 2018

The 11 are accused of trying to topple Yameen who came to power following a controversial election run-off...

Maldives to lift state of emergency,...

Maldives to lift state of emergency,...

South Asia

Tue, Mar 20 2018

Maldives police told Reuters on Saturday that at least 139 opposition protesters were arrested as they...

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition...

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition...

South Asia

Sun, Mar 18 2018

The protesters are calling for the arrest of Yameen and for the Supreme Court ruling

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists...

Mass arrests in Maldives as activists...

South Asia

Sat, Mar 17 2018

Police also confirmed that they used pepper spray and teargas to disperse the crowds who marched through...

Maldives opposition protesters arrested...

Maldives opposition protesters arrested...

South Asia

Tue, Feb 27 2018

Yameen’s government has so far ignored international calls to lift the state of emergency, first declared...

Maldives warns India against interfering...

Maldives warns India against interfering...

South Asia

Fri, Feb 23 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has jailed almost all his political opponents since coming to power...

Maldives extends state of emergency...

Maldives extends state of emergency...

South Asia

Wed, Feb 21 2018

The opposition party said they boycotted the vote on the state of emergency extension and accused the...