Maldives leader's party declares sweeping election victory

2019-04-08 05:25

Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party has declared a sweeping victory in the country's parliamentary elections that could give him a free hand in efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption.

Maldives opposition leader wins upset poll victory : official result

2018-09-23 21:26

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has won an upset victory in the Maldives' presidential election, official results showed.


2018-06-26 16:45

Local actress Amanda Du Pont is turning 30 today and she is celebrating in style.

Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

2018-02-06 08:19

The Maldives' top judge has been arrested as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, in a deepening confrontation with President Abdulla Yameen who has declared a state of emergency in the troubled honeymoon islands.

Maldives president says he's willing to hold early election

2018-02-04 07:18

The president of the Maldives says he's willing to hold an early presidential election, as political unrest continues to grow after the Supreme Court ordered the release and retrial of political prisoners.

UN urges Maldives to end parliament blockade

2017-07-28 05:17

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the government in the Maldives to lift a blockade of parliament where troops have barred the opposition from taking their seats.

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 ex-president to be charged with money laundering

2019-02-07 12:47

Police in the Maldives have asked the country's prosecutor general to charge a former president with money laundering and his former Cabinet minister with aiding him.


2018-07-10 09:00

Local actress Amanda Du Pont thought she was going to the Maldives to celebrate her 30th birthday, but it turns out her partner had something more romantic and special in mind.

Maldives extends draconian state of emergency for another 30 days

2018-02-21 06:44

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has extended a state of emergency, ignoring a growing chorus of international concern and calls for democracy to be restored.

Maldives attorney general says court can't oust president

2018-02-04 14:26

The attorney general of the Maldives has warned the country's Supreme Court that a move to unseat the president would be unconstitutional.

MPs throw eggs in Parliament as Maldives crisis drags on

2017-08-24 21:38

Lawmakers belonging to rival parties hurled eggs across the Maldives Parliament in chaotic scenes described by a top US envoy as "disturbing".

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.

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