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Maldives declares emergency; ex-leader, Chief Justice arrested

Police arrested former president, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom -- who is also Yameen's half-brother -- at his residence along with his son-in-law.

06 Feb 2018 8:42 AM

Maldives crisis deepens as court orders President Yameen to comply

Dissidents must be released because their trials were politically motivated and flawed, the Supreme Court said in a statement.

05 Feb 2018 8:53 AM

Maldives: Political crisis deepens as govt warns SC against impeachment

The tiny tourist archipelago has been plunged into a political crisis pitting the country's top court against President Yameen.

04 Feb 2018 6:16 PM

India undermined spirit of SAARC by boycotting meet: Pak PM Sharif

Sharif was referring to the postponement of the 19th SAARC Summit that was scheduled to take place in Islamabad on Nov 15 and 16, 2016.

26 Jul 2017 12:56 PM

Maldives ex-VP Ahmed Adeeb jailed for 15 years for attempt on President

Since Yameen Abdul Gayoom was elected president in 2013, Adeeb is the fourth high profile politician to be jailed on terrorism charges.

10 Jun 2016 12:10 PM

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Maldives ends emergency early

The Maldives government announ-ced on Tuesday an end to a state of emergency, whi-ch was imposed last week after an alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.

11 Nov 2015 6:04 AM

Maldives police raid private TV station over threat to Abdulla Yameen

Police seized hard disks from 27 computers, said Minivan news agency

06 Nov 2015 2:13 PM

Maldives Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb is impeached

The Maldivian Parliament voted on Thursday to impeach vice-president Ahmed Adeeb, who is under arrest over an alleged attempt to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen.

05 Nov 2015 11:46 PM

Maldives faces international pressure to lift emergency

Maldives govt imposed emergency to prevent a major opposition rally to press for Nasheed

05 Nov 2015 1:31 PM

Maldives President declares state of emergency

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday declared a state of emergency for 30 days citing threat to national security, giving sweeping powers to security forces, after arms and explosives wer

05 Nov 2015 2:56 AM

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FBI: No blast on Maldives President’s boat

The FBI has said it found no evidence an explosion on board the Maldives President’s boat was caused by a bomb, a report said, raising questions about his deputy’s arrest over the incident.

02 Nov 2015 6:36 AM

Maldives’ new law to monitor ISIS sympathisers

The island nation of the Maldives has passed a law allowing authorities to install cameras in the homes of people they suspect of being sympathetic to the Islamic State (ISIS) group and arrest them if

30 Oct 2015 12:30 AM

New law in Maldives allows monitoring of Islamic State sympathizers

The law defines terrorism broadly, including cases of endangering another person

29 Oct 2015 3:33 PM

Maldives denies India’s claim of discussions on Nasheed

Maldives today denied India’s claim that it held discussions with Indian officials regarding former President Mohamed Nasheed, who sought “refuge” at the Indian High Commission here to evade arrest, saying it cannot interfere with the independence of the judiciary.

14 Feb 2013 3:02 PM

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