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Maldives court to hear strongman's election...

Maldives court to hear strongman's election...

South Asia

Thu, Oct 11 2018

The court announced the hearing date after meeting with the nation's Chief Elections Commissioner...

Maldives strongman leader 'received...

Maldives strongman leader 'received...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 3 2018

Beijing has been competing with New Delhi for influence in the region

China's Xi tells new Maldives president...

China's Xi tells new Maldives president...

South Asia

Mon, Oct 1 2018

Abdulla Yameen had drawn the Maldives closer to China since 2013 in a Beijing-backed infrastructure...

Maldives court grants bail to ex-leader...

Maldives court grants bail to ex-leader...

South Asia

Mon, Oct 1 2018

The High Court granted Gayoom bail of 60,000 Maldivian rufiyaa after a secret hearing

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives...

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives...

South Asia

Sat, Sep 29 2018

The police and military have said they will uphold the result of the election

Maldives police, military back election...

Maldives police, military back election...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 27 2018

The Maldives is best known as a luxury holiday destination and is key to a battle for influence between...

Maldives opposition seeks foreign help...

Maldives opposition seeks foreign help...

South Asia

Thu, Sep 27 2018

President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled most of his rivals during his turbulent five-year term

Sri Lanka ready to welcome toppled Maldives...

Sri Lanka ready to welcome toppled Maldives...

South Asia

Wed, Sep 26 2018

In a major upset, Solih won with 58% of the vote

Maldives destroys British statues deemed...

Maldives destroys British statues deemed...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 25 2018

A video posted by state media showed several men tearing a statue off a plinth

Jailed ex-leader seeks freedom after...

Jailed ex-leader seeks freedom after...

South Asia

Tue, Sep 25 2018

Officials said Gayoom, 80, and the other political prisoners were taken back to the Maafushi prison island...

Maldives opposition wins election in...

Maldives opposition wins election in...

South Asia

Mon, Sep 24 2018

Voter turnout was 89.2%, the Elections Commission said, adding the official results would be released...

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second...

Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second...

South Asia

Sun, Sep 23 2018

A candidate must secure 50% of the vote to win outright, failing which there would be a run off three...

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