India committed to Maldives' security & stability: Sushma Swaraj

India on Monday reaffirmed its strong commitment towards security, stability and prosperity of Maldives while favouring expansion of ties in areas like trade and investment.

UN 'deeply concerned' over Maldives crackdown

The United Nations on Friday voiced "deep concern" over a crackdown by the Maldivian Supreme Court on the country's independent rights watchdog for cooperating with the UN Human Rights Council.

Former Rajasthan opener Rajesh Sanghi dies in Maldives
Former Rajasthan opener Rajesh Sanghi dies in Maldives

Former Rajasthan batsman Rajesh Sanghi died on Saturday after suffering a cardiac arrest in Maldives, where he was holidaying.

Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers
Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers

The toss of a coin put Kuwait into the Asian Games men`s cricket quarter-finals and sent Maldives crashing out when steady rain made play impossible in their group match Monday.

Incheon Asian Games: India crush Maldives to enter quarters in men's volleyball
Incheon Asian Games: India crush Maldives to enter quarters in men's volleyball

Indian men hardly broke a sweat as they thrashed unfancied Maldives 25-10 25-19 25-17 in exactly an hour to enter the quarterfinal of the Volleyball competition at the 17th Asian Games here Wedenesday.

Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter
Asian Games: Maldives trailblazers say medals don`t matter

Their swimmers train in the Indian Ocean and the women soccer and handball players haven`t managed a goal between them at the Asian Games, but the Maldives says it does not care about success -- yet.

Asian Games: North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories
Asian Games: North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories

North Korean twins, missing flag and other stories from the Asian Games

Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals
Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals

 Three countries at the 17th Asian Games are tuning up and hoping for their first podium finish at the continent's largest sports event, scheduled to open here Friday.

China`s Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote `maritime silk road`

President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.

Chinese President Xi Jinping touts `maritime silk road` on South Asia tour

China`s President Xi Jinping said he hoped the Maldives would help build a "21st century maritime silk road" as he began a South Asian tour in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain on Monday.

Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals

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

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.

Palestine, Philippines fight for Asian Cup berth

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 accords highest respect to India as global leader`

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

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

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

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

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

Indian win lift South Asian Basketball Championship

The Indian men`s team completed the formalities with a 108-32 win over Maldives to be crowned the champions of the third South Asian Basketball Association Championship here on Saturday.

Army Chief in Maldives on a three-day visit

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