Maldives president escapes unhurt from speedboat blast

2015-09-28 07:41

Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has escaped unhurt from a blast on his speedboat as he returned home after preforming Haj in Saudi Arabia.

Maldives join hunt for MH370 after debris sighting claims

2015-08-10 07:30

The Maldives have joined a regional search for wreckage from missing flight MH370 following reports that islanders in the Indian Ocean atoll nation had spotted unidentified debris.

Maldives' ex-president convicted

2015-03-13 22:40

Maldives' ex-president has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after a disputed trial.

US, India concerned over ex-Maldives president's arrest

2015-02-24 11:10

The US and India have voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges, and denied legal access and medical treatment.

Maldives defence minister sacked

2015-01-20 17:43

The Maldivian president has announced the sacking of his defence minister Mohamed Nazim, days after police carried out a pre-dawn raid on his home.

Maldives capital suffers water crisis

2014-12-05 21:05

India and Sri Lanka have airlifted drinking water to the Maldives after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages.

Teenager tests Maldives death penalty revival

2014-05-22 11:14

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in the Maldives, becoming the first minor to be accused of a capital offence since the death penalty was reintroduced.

Maldives probes reports of MH370 sighting

2014-03-19 07:07

Police in the Maldives are probing reports that islanders in the tourism paradise saw a "low-flying jumbo jet" on the day the missing Malaysia Airlines plane vanished.

World's strangest restaurants

2014-02-17 09:41

From drinking out of urinals to inmate waiters, these are simply the strangest restaurants.

Maldives top court annuls 7 Sept vote

2013-10-08 22:29

The Maldives Supreme Court has annulled the results of the 7 September presidential election and scheduled a fresh vote by 20 October.


Maldives ex-president taken back to prison - party spokesperson

2015-08-24 21:51

Maldives police have taken former President Mohamed Nasheed back to jail even though his 13-year sentence was commuted to house arrest last month, a party spokesperson says.

Maldives Parliament votes to impeach VP

2015-07-21 22:22

The Maldives Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to impeach the vice president, accusing him of negligence.

Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrest

2015-02-27 22:34

Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed have marched in Male to protest his detention on terror charges.

Former Maldives president dragged into court

2015-02-23 16:46

Police in the Maldives have dragged the country's former president into a court, which ordered his detention throughout his trial over a decision to arrest a senior judge three years ago.

Restoring water to island could take days

2014-12-08 12:46

Restoring water supplies to the Maldivian capital could take 10 more days, but tourists will not be affected by the crisis in the holiday destination.

Raise your voice, not sea level

2014-06-05 20:47

The United Nations has used the occasion of World Environment Day to demand action on climate change for the protection of small island states threatened by rising seas.

Voting begins in Maldives polls

2014-03-22 09:39

Parliamentary elections are underway in the Maldives despite the island nation’s new president expressing doubts over whether the vote can be conducted, officials say.

Malaysia plane mystery: low-flying jumbo seen over Maldives

2014-03-18 19:06

Maldives villagers have revealed a new twist in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Body washes up on Beckham's hideaway island in Maldives

2013-12-31 09:24

Police have found the body of a Sri Lankan National on the beach of a island where David Beckham is Christmas holidaying with his family.

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.

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