Clashes in Maldives as thousands call for president to quit

Clashes broke out in the Maldives on Friday after thousands gathered to protest against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign.

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed steps down

Maldives President Mohamed Waheed stepped down as president as the country prepared to hold the second round of the Presidential Election.

Election under Waheed will not be legitimate: Nasheed

Former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed on Sunday said it would be "unlawful" to take part in an election held under President Mohamed Waheed if he chooses to stay beyond his term which ends tonight.

India `deeply disappointed` over blocking of Maldives revote

India on Saturday said it was "deeply disappointed" over the blocking of a key presidential revote in the Maldives and called on all stakeholders in the Indian Ocean nation to fulfil their responsibility and ensure the election was completed "without further delay".

India hopes 2nd round of Maldives vote will be peaceful, fair

India asked Maldives and its people to ensure an environment conducive to a peaceful and transparent second round of Presidential election on September 28 while congratulating them for successful conclusion of the first round.

Maldives ready for presidential polls tomorrow

Eighteen months after its first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed stepped down, Maldives will go to polls under the watchful eyes of 102 international observers which include a high-level team of former election commissioners from India.

Maldives` JSC denies making remarks on Nasheed

The Judicial Service Commission of Maldives on Saturday denied making any statements on former President Mohamed Nasheed taking refuge in the Indian High Commission here.

Nasheed must be accorded due process under the law: US

Expressing concern over the ongoing events in Maldives, US said the country`s former President Nasheed must be accorded due process under the law.

Maldives ex-prez Mohammed Nasheed takes refuge in Indian HC

Former Maldives president sought refuge in the Indian Embassy on Wednesday even as a huge posse of police stand guard outside to arrest him when he comes out.