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Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering: Officials

Yameen, who came to power in 2013, was summoned to the Criminal Court Sunday to formally receive his indictment.

Feb 18, 2019, 21:13 PM IST

Maldives SC stays arrest order against former President Nasheed

Nasheed had announced that he will return to Maldives on November 1 after the opposition, led by his Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), had registered a surprise victory in elections held in September.

Oct 30, 2018, 20:18 PM IST

Why an election result in Maldives is a shot in the arm for India

Recent times have seen relations between Maldives and India deteriorate. With Ibrahim Mohamed Solih now set to replace Abdulla Yameen, there may be a new dawn on the horizon.

Sep 24, 2018, 18:37 PM IST

In possible blow to China, Maldives opposition wins election

Incumbent Abdulla Yameen developed ties with China which had led to concerns in India and in western countries that Beijing was looking to expand its military reach.

Sep 24, 2018, 17:03 PM IST

In a bid to woo China, Maldives tells India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel

India and China are going head to head in the Maldives, the Indian Ocean island chain where Beijing is building roads, bridges and a bigger airport, upstaging India which has been the country`s prime provider of military and civilian aid for decades. 

Aug 10, 2018, 20:35 PM IST

Former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed sentenced to 19 months prison for obstruction of justice

The duo was found guilty after they were charged for refusing to hand over their mobile phones for a police investigation.

Jun 14, 2018, 10:57 AM IST

India's remark on extension of emergency a 'distortion of facts', says Maldives

Reacting to concerns raised by India over the extension of emergency in the Maldives, the country`s MoFA on Thursday said the assertion by India about was a distortion of facts.

Feb 22, 2018, 23:14 PM IST

No valid reason to extend emergency: India to Maldives

India said on Thursday it does not see a valid reason for the Maldivian parliament to extend emergency.

Feb 22, 2018, 23:00 PM IST

No Chinese warships near Maldives: Indian Navy refutes Chinese reports

The Chinese warships in questions were in transit between the Sunda Strait and Lombok Strait, Navy sources have said.

Feb 20, 2018, 19:32 PM IST

Expect that Maldives will not extend emergency: India

Democratic institutions and the courts should be allowed to function without interference, India said.

Feb 20, 2018, 17:15 PM IST

Maldives crisis: Lawmaker alleges President Yameen of inciting violence

Maldivian Member of Parliament (MP) Abdulla Shahid on Thursday alleged President Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence.Shahid on Twitter said, "President Yameen speaking to his supporters last night incited them to violence by telling them that he believed they would have killed & slaughtered the opposition if he had obeyed the SC Ruling of 1st Feb.

Feb 15, 2018, 12:48 PM IST

Maldives: Absence of chief justice compels Supreme Court to take back release order

Supreme Court's decision couldn't stand in front of Maldives President. Watch to know more.

Feb 07, 2018, 12:03 PM IST

Maldives' top court revokes order to free prisoners; former president Nasheed seeks India's intervention

Maldives' Supreme court on Tuesday night revoked an order to release nine high-profile political prisoners.

Feb 06, 2018, 23:50 PM IST

'Disturbed' by Maldives emergency, monitoring situation carefully, says India

Maldives has seen a number of political crisis since the ouster of its first democratically-elected president Nasheed in 2012.

Feb 06, 2018, 20:39 PM IST

Maldives chief justice arrested: Police

 Maldives Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge were arrested at dawn Tuesday, hours after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency, police said.

Feb 06, 2018, 08:03 AM IST

Maldives crisis: Army on high alert after Chief Justice gets threat calls

Maldivian Army have on Sunday been placed on high alert as President Abdulla Yameen refused to accept Supreme Court order to reinstate opposition leaders.

Feb 05, 2018, 00:23 AM IST

Maldives govt warns Supreme Court against impeachment move

The beleaguered Maldives government Sunday ordered police and troops to reject any move by the Supreme Court to arrest or impeach President Abdulla Yameen.

Feb 04, 2018, 14:02 PM IST

Maldivian crisis: Agitators open prison gate where 12 MPs being held

Agitators in the Maldivian capital on Saturday opened the gate of Maafushi Prison, where the 12 parliamentary members have been kept in detention, but did not enter inside.

Feb 04, 2018, 00:13 AM 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

Maldives gives it back, rejects Western pressure over defamation bill

The Maldives brushed off warnings from Western governments on Monday that a new defamation bill risked undermining basic freedoms on the troubled honeymoon islands, accusing its critics of hypocrisy.

Aug 01, 2016, 18:48 PM IST