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Maldives ex-leader Nasheed tipped as...

Maldives ex-leader Nasheed tipped as...

South Asia

Wed, May 29 2019

Nasheed was unanimously chosen to head the People's Majlis, or the parliament, by his Maldivian Democratic...

Maldives ruling party pledges probe...

Maldives ruling party pledges probe...

South Asia

Wed, Apr 10 2019

Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) is set to secure 65 seats in the 87-member parliament,...

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence...

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence...

South Asia

Tue, Nov 27 2018

In Monday's ruling, the court said that Nasheed's terrorism conviction was based on false procedure...

Maldives set to pull out of China free...

Maldives set to pull out of China free...

South Asia

Mon, Nov 19 2018

The Maldives is among a number of small countries where China has invested billions of dollars building...

Maldives' top court clears way for ex-leader's...

Maldives' top court clears way for ex-leader's...

South Asia

Wed, Oct 31 2018

The Supreme Court ruled Nasheed could not be detained by police or prison authorities until his appeal...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 court suspends rebel MPs ahead...

Maldives court suspends rebel MPs ahead...

South Asia

Mon, Feb 19 2018

It is the second backflip by the Supreme Court since Yameen ordered the arrest of the Chief Justice and...

Maldives' embattled president sends...

Maldives' embattled president sends...

South Asia

Thu, Feb 8 2018

Experts say it is more likely to put diplomatic, and even economic, pressure on the Yameen government...