Maldives pro-opposition TV station set on fire

2013-10-07 14:03

Masked men have set a fire that gutted the studio of a pro-opposition television station in the Maldives in the second attack there in two years, the owner says.

Call for Maldives president's resignation

2013-02-15 12:01

The former president of the Maldives has taken refuge for a second day in the country's Indian embassy, and his party spokesperson says he will not leave the building until the current leader resigns.

Maldives police arrest ex-president

2012-10-08 14:59

Armed Maldivian police have arrested the country's first democratically elected president after he ignored orders to stand trial for allegedly abusing his power while in office, his party says.

Maldives' 1st elected president on trial

2012-10-01 14:04

The Maldives' first elected president says he does not expect a fair hearing as he goes on trial in a case that could see him banished to a remote island and disqualified from future elections.

Fall of Maldives president not a 'coup'

2012-08-30 14:00

A Commonwealth-backed investigation in the Maldives has dismissed claims that a coup forced Mohamed Nasheed from the presidency and has declared it was a legitimate transfer of power.

Maldives ex-leader welcomes early polls

2012-02-17 10:09

Ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has welcomed an Indian-brokered deal to enable early elections on the islands, his party says.

Maldives: Nasheed rejects police summons

2012-02-15 09:00

Ousted Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed has rejected a police summons to record a statement about his actions as president, says his spokesperson.

Gillard takeover likened to Maldives 'coup'

2012-02-14 14:02

Australia's parliament erupted in laughter when discussing a "coup" in the Maldives, as the opposition attempted to compare the situation to how Prime Minister Julia Gillard seized power.

Commonwealth ministers to check Malidives

2012-02-12 21:51

The Commonwealth says it will send a ministerial mission to the Maldives to investigate the circumstances of the ousting of president Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives ex-president urges fresh polls

2012-02-10 10:02

A UN special envoy has arrived for talks with the new administration in the Maldives, as former president Mohamed Nasheed demands fresh elections after being ousted.

'Arrest warrant' for Maldives ex-president

2012-02-09 11:01

A criminal court in the Maldives has issued an arrest order for former president Mohamed Nasheed and his former defence minister, party officials say.

Mob 'smashes' statues in Maldives museum

2012-02-08 15:01

Police say a mob has stormed the Maldives national museum and smashed Buddhist statues, an act of vandalism which former president Mohamed Nasheed is blaming on Islamic radicals.

Maldives: Travel ban on Nasheed officials

2012-02-08 10:59

The Maldives have installed a new president after Mohamed Nasheed resigned, apparently under military pressure, while a travel on members of his administration has been confirmed.

Maldives president resigns after mutiny

2012-02-07 10:45

Mutinous police in the Maldives have taken over the state television broadcaster station, joining opposition protesters calling for President Mohamed Nasheed to step down.


Maldives 'ready' for fair elections

2013-09-06 22:37

The president of the Maldives has promised a free and fair election this weekend 18 months after a violent change of leadership shook the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Maldives democracy 'honeymoon' near end

2013-02-07 10:03

The president of the Maldives says the islands' "honeymoon with democracy" is coming to an end as the tourist paradise marks its first anniversary of the toppling of his predecessor.

Maldives' ex-president a no-show

2012-10-01 20:31

Maldives' ex-president Mohamed Nasheed has failed to appear for a court hearing and has defied the court's order by leaving the capital in a fishing boat to another island.

Teen faces lashing for pre-marital sex

2012-09-04 11:15

A court in the Maldives has ordered a public flogging for a 16-year-old girl who confessed to having pre-marital sex, defying pressure to drop corporal punishment of women, say officials.

Maldives 'committed' to all-party talks

2012-03-02 19:56

The Maldives foreign minister says her government is committed to all-party talks to resolve a political crisis in the country where the former president says he was ousted in a coup.

Maldives could hold early poll: President

2012-02-16 13:47

The Maldives' new leader says a presidential election could be held before the scheduled date provided conditions are right for a free and peaceful poll.

SA: New president must stabilise Maldives

2012-02-14 21:01

South Africa has expressed the hope that the newly-appointed Maldives president Mohamed Waheed Hassan would bring peace and stability to the island nation.

Maldives welcomes Commonwealth coup probe

2012-02-13 08:56

The new Maldivian President has welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor as fresh clashes break out in the streets of the restive capital Male.

Maldives ex-ruler hails new government

2012-02-10 20:00

The Maldives' former strongman ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has hailed the island nation's new government as legitimate and denied charges he was involved in engineering a coup.

Maldives ex-president to be arrested

2012-02-09 17:53

A judge has issued an arrest warrant for the ex-president of the Maldives, who says he was forced from office in a coup, as troops deployed to restore order in the violence-wracked holiday paradise.

Group decries attacks by Maldives police

2012-02-09 09:04

Amnesty International says security forces in the Maldives have attacked supporters of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and detained five members of parliament.

Maldives ex-president's travel ban revoked

2012-02-08 11:19

The new president of the Maldives says he has revoked a travel ban announced by police on former leader Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down after a mutiny by police.

Call for Maldives president's detention

2012-02-07 13:47

A Maldives opposition leader says he has asked the military to detain Mohamed Nasheed following his resignation as president in the face of popular protests and a police mutiny.

Climate: Time running out

2010-04-23 20:06

The president of the Maldives has warned that the world is running out of time to stall climate change.

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