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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Maldives’ Nasheed to visit India in mid-April

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Commonwealth Ministerial Group suspends Maldives

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

Maldives: Nasheed rules out joining new govt

Ousted president Mohamed Nasheed`s Maldivian Democratic Party however offered to join conditional talks with the new President.

Maldives: Gayoom`s daughter in Foreign Ministry

Maldives` new President Mohamed Waheed appointed Dhunya Maumoon as the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Maldivian opposition hails Indian intervention

The Maldivian opposition thanked visiting India`s Foreign Secretary for intervention to solve the ongoing political deadlock.

Maldives: Nasheed rejects police summons

Mohammad Nasheed claims that he still enjoyed Maldivians` support and was not a dictator like Muammar Gaddafi.