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Big win seen for Maldives president`s coalition

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 00:02

Maldives` opposition leader has accepted defeat but questions the credibility of the weekend parliamentary election in which President Yameen Abdul Gayoom`s coalition appeared to secure a big victory.

Opposition concedes defeat in Maldives vote

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 16:00

The main opposition party in the Maldives Tuesday accused authorities of undermining the latest parliamentary elections, but conceded defeat after a bitterly-fought campaign.

Maldives holds parliamentary polls despite delay fear

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 23:40

The Maldives held parliamentary elections today on schedule, despite worries about the ability of the resort island`s turmoil-hit elections commission to stage the ballot successfully.

Maldives votes amid controversy

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 11:14

Lines of voters were seen outside polling stations as the Maldives parliamentary elections commenced here Saturday morning.

Malaysia discounts possible missing plane sighting in Maldives

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 15:31

Hishammuddin told a daily news conference on Wednesday that the reports had been investigated by police in the Maldives and were determined to be untrue.

Maldives rejects world community`s criticism of its judiciary

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 16:47

The Maldives on Thursday described criticism from the world community as "negative external reactions" after it sacked the country`s top poll officials.

US, UN express concern on sacking of Maldivian election chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:38

The US and the UN have expressed concern over the sacking of the Maldives` election commissioner by the country`s supreme court with Washington questioning the government`s commitment to democracy.

Maldives` election chief sacked after vote chaos

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:53

The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year`s chaotic contest to choose a president.

Maldives` court sacks elections commissioners

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 00:23

The highest court of the Maldives has sacked the country`s elections chief and his deputy and given them suspended jail terms for contempt of court after a month-long confrontation.

Salman Khurshid to meet Pak counterpart Aziz tomorrow

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 19:49

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid will be holding talks with his Pakistani counterpart tomorrow on the sidelines of a SAARC meeting in Maldives amidst assertions here that the bilateral meet should not be construed as resumption of comprehensive Indo-Pak talks.

236 candidates file nominations for Maldives parliamentary polls

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 19:11

A total of 236 candidates have so far filed nominations for the March 22 elections to Maldives` 85-seat parliament, media reported Tuesday citing the Elections Commission of the archipelago nation.

Eight political parties in Maldives dissolved

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 18:32

The Elections Commission of Maldives has dissolved eight political parties, following their failure to bring their membership up to the 3,000-mark as required by the Political Parties Act of the country before the deadline set by the regulator.