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Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 08:13

A Maldives court has denied ordering the deportation of two Pakistanis caught by police in the biggest drug bust in the history of the country, a statement said Friday.

China permits more direct flights to Lanka, Maldives

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 19:09

China has permitted more direct flights to Sri Lanka and Maldives to facilitate its tourists to visit the two South Asian countries, which have emerged as Beijing`s strategic allies in recent years.

GMR says Maldives govt, aviation agency liable to pay damages

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 16:08

The GMR Group, which had to exit the Male airport project, today said a tribunal has declared the Maldivian government and the nation's airport agency "jointly and severally liable in damages" to the company for loss caused by the wrongful repudiation of the agreement.

Palestine, Philippines fight for Asian Cup berth

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 10:48

Palestine and the Philippines are looking to make history when they clash in the AFC Challenge Cup final on Friday to book a place in next year`s Asian Cup in Australia.

Maldives elects speaker as ruling coalition ends alliance

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:48

The Maldives parliament elected its speaker and deputy speaker Wednesday in a move that ended the coalition between the main Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and Jumhoory Party.

`Maldives accords highest respect to India as global leader`

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:25

The Maldives accords the highest respect to India`s interests and status as a global leader, President Abdulla Yameen has said as he reaffirmed his country`s commitment to further strengthening bilateral ties.

Modi, Maldives prez agree to further enhance ties, trade

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 21:41

India and the Maldives today discussed ways to strengthen investment and trade cooperation during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen here.

Afghan players injured in Maldives bus accident: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 12:53

Afghan team captain Haroon Fakhruddin Amiri and coach Yousuf Kargar were among five players and two officials injured in a bus accident in the Maldives on Saturday, according to a media report.

Eight countries` leaders to be at Modi swearing-in

Last Updated: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 16:15

Leaders from all eight countries, including Pakistan, who were invited to the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-designate Narendra Modi have confirmed their participation, the External Affairs Ministry said.

Maldivian drug kingpin arrested in Sri Lanka

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 18:41

A Maldivian drug kingpin has been arrested in Sri Lanka and is awaiting extradition to the Maldives, media reported Thursday.

Army Chief in Maldives on a three-day visit

Last Updated: Thursday, May 08, 2014, 16:06

Seeking to strengthen military ties, Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is on a three-day visit to Maldives starting Thursday.

UN rights office condemns Maldives death penalty revival

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 02:52

The UN human rights office today voiced concern over moves to revive the death penalty in the Maldives, including for minors, after a six-decade freeze on capital punishment in the Indian Ocean archipelago.