Maldives


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.

Ousted president faces runoff election

2013-09-08 11:41

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives, who was ousted from power last year, faces a runoff after falling short of a clear majority.

Maldives quash teen rape victim flogging

2013-08-22 11:04

A Maldivian court has overturned a public flogging sentence for a 15-year-old rape victim whose conviction sparked international outrage and focused attention on the holiday isle.

 

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 cancels president run-off poll

2013-09-27 19:01

The Maldives has cancelled a presidential run-off election that was due to be held on Saturday, a day after the Supreme Court ordered it not be held.

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.

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.

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