Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Maldives urged to restore parliament's independence

The opposition coalition's plan to wrest the parliamentary majority was aimed at reforming the judiciary, elections commission and other bodies perceived as being partial toward Yameen.

Jul 26, 2017, 14:02 PM IST

Maldives ruling party sacks leader after revolt

The Maldives' ruling party has sacked the country's former strongman president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as its leader after he led an unsuccessful rebellion against his half-brother, who is now in power.

Mar 28, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Maldives president faces key parliamentary test

The Maldives opposition on Monday began impeachment proceedings against the parliamentary speaker in an attempt to destabilise the president.

Mar 27, 2017, 14:41 PM IST

India remains Maldives most strategically imp partner: President Gayoom

Amid the current thaw in bilateral ties, former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom today said India remains the "most strategically important" partner of Maldives.

Mar 08, 2016, 17:33 PM IST

Jailed Maldivian leader Mohamed Nasheed gets foreign legal backing

Jailed former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday announced a high-profile international legal team, including prominent rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to prepare a fresh attempt to secure his release.

Apr 07, 2015, 21:33 PM IST
Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

Former Maldives president Nasheed jailed for 13 years

 Former Maldives president and opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after being convicted of a terrorism charge, a ruling likely to fuel further unrest in the honeymoon islands.

Mar 14, 2015, 00:54 AM IST

PM talks about GMR project; extends $25 mn credit to Maldives

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday asked newly-elected Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen to address the problems faced by some Indian investors and "amicably" settle the issue of Male International Airport, a GMR project worth over USD 500 million scrapped by Maldivian government unilaterally.

Jan 02, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

Brisk start to voting in Maldives presidential poll

Hundreds of people lined up outside polling stations in over 200 islands to elect a new president for the Maldives.

Nov 09, 2013, 10:25 AM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2013, 16:04 PM IST

GMR gets respite in Male airport row

In a relief for GMR, the Maldives' anti-graft watchdog is believed to have ruled out any corruption in the leasing of Ibrahim Nasir International Airport here to the Indian infrastructure major by the previous administration.

Jun 17, 2013, 22:43 PM IST

Willing to talk to GMR if we come to power: Gayoom

Nearly seven months after GMR's over USD 500 million Male airport project was terminated, former President and key political player Maumoon Abdul Gayoom says his party is open to do business with the Indian infrastructure major if it comes back to power.

Jun 09, 2013, 16:13 PM IST

Former Maldives president Gayoom meets PM

As Maldives prepares for the Presidential Elections in September, India said it is looking forward to free, fair, credible and inclusive polls there.

Jun 04, 2013, 21:18 PM IST

Gayoom decides not to contest PPM presidential primary

Maldives` ex long-time ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom on Monday decided not to contest the upcoming Progressive Party of Maldives presidential primary.

Feb 25, 2013, 21:04 PM IST

Maldives’ Nasheed criticises US for no support

Mohamed Nasheed said that he governed according to American principles and wanted to be a close friend of Israel.

Mar 31, 2012, 15:55 PM IST

Maldives’ Nasheed to visit India in mid-April

Mohamed Nasheed vowed to continue his fight to bring democracy back on track in Maldives.

Mar 30, 2012, 16:06 PM IST

Senior US officials to meet Maldives’ Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed is in the US to speak about the release of "The Island President”, a film by Jon Shenk.

Mar 30, 2012, 10:30 AM IST

In US, Nasheed seeks support for free, fair polls

Mohammed Nasheed expressed shock at the pace at which the Obama administration had recognised Maldives` new regime after Feb 7 coup.

Mar 29, 2012, 15:58 PM IST

Former dictator Gayoom returns to Maldives

Former dictator
Maumoon Abdul Gayoom returned to the country, opposing early
polls and claimed he had no role in the change of government.

Mar 06, 2012, 20:10 PM IST

Maldivian political parties meet for talks

Sources said the discussion on the roadmap drawn by Mohammed Waheed is going on but not at great speed.

Feb 27, 2012, 14:32 PM IST

Commonwealth Ministerial Group suspends Maldives

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group is the most powerful panel of the Commonwealth body.

Feb 23, 2012, 13:41 PM IST