Human rights advocate found stabbed to death in the Maldives

2017-04-23 16:03

Police in the Maldives say they're investigating the stabbing death of a prominent blogger and human rights advocate

Maldives quits Commonwealth, citing 'unfair' treatment

2016-10-13 21:35

The Maldives government says it has decided to leave the Commonwealth because the grouping of former British colonies has treated it "unjustly and unfairly" and sought to interfere in its politics.

'Alarming' bleaching of Maldives corals - conservationists

2016-08-08 14:57

Coral reefs in the Maldives are under severe stress after suffering mass bleaching this year as sea temperatures soared, a top conservationist body has warned.

Maldives police arrest reporters

2016-04-03 22:02

Journalists held after police fire pepper spray at group demanding more media freedom outside presidential office.

Maldives rejects FBI report on president's boat bomb blast

2015-11-01 13:51

The Maldives government has insisted its president had survived an assassination attempt on his boat even though the FBI found no evidence of a bomb blast that led to the arrest of his deputy.

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.


Scientists race to prevent wipeout of world's coral reefs

2017-03-13 12:27

Coral reefs, unique underwater ecosystems that sustain a quarter of the world's marine species and half a billion people, are dying on an unprecedented scale due to rising ocean temperatures

Maldives police raid newsroom after corruption documentary

2016-09-08 12:19

Police in the Maldives have raided the office of one of the country's leading news websites shortly after a television documentary was broadcast that accused the country's president of corruption, money laundering and misrule.

Maldives jails former vice-president on terrorism charges

2016-06-06 22:17

Former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb has been jailed for 10 years on on a terrorism charge, weeks after ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed was granted asylum in Britain.

Maldives permits jailed ex-president to have surgery abroad

2016-01-17 08:26

The Maldives government permits an imprisoned ex-president to travel to Britain for surgery

Maldives arrests vice president for 'assassination bid'

2015-10-24 13:31

Ahmed Adeeb detained on suspicion of links to blast on presidential boat which country's leader escaped unharmed.

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.

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