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Maldives seizes $6.5 million from former president

Dec 16, 2018 - 7:18 PM

Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is accused of receiving close to $1.5 million in illicit payments during his failed bid for reelection in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation

Maldives Supreme Court upholds president's vote defeat

Oct 21, 2018 - 7:16 PM

President Abdulla Yameen, who has ruled crushed dissent and jailed opponents, claims a magic ink was used to rig the election and that ballots marked for him disappeared

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives president-elect

Sep 29, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is set to be sworn in on November 17, when President Abdulla Yameen's term comes to an end

PRESIDENT-ELECT. In this picture taken on September 8, 2018, Maldives' main opposition leader and presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih addresses a crowd during a campaign rally in the Maldives capital Male, ahead of presidential elections on September 23. Photo by AFP

Maldives Supreme Court in U-turn over freeing dissidents

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:42 AM

The remaining 3 judges of the Supreme Court say they are rescinding their February 1 order to release the prisoners 'in light of the concerns raised by the President'

PARADISE IN TROUBLE. This file photo taken on September 11, 2013 shows an aerial view of the island of Male, capital of the Maldives. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge raises the stakes in a dramatic clash after President Abdulla Yameen refused to comply with an order to release 9 political dissidents

TIGHT SECURITY. This handout image received from the Mihaaru newspaper shows security forces standing guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5, 2018. Mihaaru/AFP

Maldives crisis deepens as court orders Yameen to comply

Feb 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) The government of President Abdulla Yameen insists it will not obey the Supreme Court order to free political prisoners and restore the seats of dissident lawmakers

REFUSED. President Abdulla Yameen is up against the Supreme Court over refusing to release political prisoners. Photo by Rappler

Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free dissidents

Feb 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

'We are deeply fearful that the government's refusal to implement the Supreme Court order could escalate to unrest and incite violence across the country,' says the opposition

Clashes in Maldives after court blow to regime

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Maldives' first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling and calls for the 'immediate release of political prisoners and the restoration of their civil and political rights'

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London, on January 25, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Maldives opposition leader in talks to 'topple' president

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed says he is in talks with the former president who repeatedly threw him in jail to legally topple the current leader of the troubled honeymoon islands

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London, on January 25, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Nasheed

Aug 31, 2016 - 9:45 PM

The Maldives government is demanding that former president Mohamed Nasheed return to his country to serve the remainder of his jail sentence

(FILES) In this photograph taken on January 25, 2016, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London. The Maldives government announced on August 31, 2016, that it is seeking former president Mohamed Nasheed's arrest for failing to return to the archipelago to complete a prison sentence after receiving medical treatment in Britain. / AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - NO ARCHIVES

Jailed Maldives ex-president to seek surgery in UK

Jan 17, 2016 - 12:45 AM

Nasheed the country s first democratically elected leader has complained of a spinal cord problem requiring specialist surgery that is not available in the small Indian Ocean archipelago

EX-PRESIDENT. In this file photo, former president of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed addresses a gathering titled 'Consolidation of Democracy in Maldives' in New Delhi, India, on April 18, 2012. EPA/ANINDITO MUKHERJEE

Maldives police raid private TV station after declaring emergency

Nov 06, 2015 - 8:56 PM

The move comes days after President Yameen imposes a state of emergency giving wider powers to police and armed forces to arrest as well as suspending freedom of assembly and freedom of movement

Maldives faces international pressure to lift emergency

Nov 05, 2015 - 4:33 PM

The United States and Britain express deep concern after the Maldives imposed a state of emergency

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY? Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency following an alleged assassination attempt.

Maldives declares state of emergency

Nov 04, 2015 - 8:35 PM

UPDATED Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency two days before a planned protest by the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY? Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declares a state of emergency following an alleged assassination attempt.

Maldives president unhurt in blast on his speed boat

Sep 28, 2015 - 2:00 PM

Witnesses said they saw an ambulance rush to the jetty and police immediately cordoned off the area

Amal Clooney part of jailed Maldives ex-president's legal team

Apr 08, 2015 - 8:09 AM

Former president Mohamed Nasheed s office says 3 celebrity lawyers agree to represent him: Jared Genser Ben Emmerson and Amal Clooney

Former president of Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed addresses a gathering titled 'Consolidation of Democracy in Maldives' in New Delhi, India on 18 April 2012. Anindito Mukherjee/EPA

Maldives ex-leader refused bail, denied legal access

Feb 24, 2015 - 9:18 AM

The charges against the 47 year old relate to the 2012 arrest of the atoll nation s criminal court chief judge Abdullah Mohamed for alleged corruption

FALLEN. Maldives police try to move former president Mohamed Nasheed during a scuffle as he arrives at a courthouse in Male on February 23, 2015. Adam Sireii/AFP

China's Xi wins Maldives backing for 'maritime silk route'

Sep 15, 2014 - 10:25 PM

President Xi Jinping says he is eager to boost relations with the Maldives which is best known for its tourist industry but also straddles major international shipping routes

Chinese President Xi Jinping gestures as he arrives near the capital Male in the Maldives on September 14, 2014. Stringer/AFP

China's Xi starts South Asia tour in 'paradise'

Sep 14, 2014 - 9:47 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the Maldives making a historic visit to the Indian Ocean tourist destination at the start of a three nation South Asian tour

In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping waves as he arrives in St. Petersburg, Russia 04 September 2013. Alexey Kudenko/EPA/Pool

Maldives holds parliamentary polls despite worries

Mar 22, 2014 - 11:04 PM

Maldives holds parliamentary elections on schedule despite worries about its ability to stage the ballot successfully

ELECTION. Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed (right) casts his vote during parliamentary elections. AFP Photo

Troubled Maldives holds make-or-break presidential vote

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The third set of presidential elections in Maldives hopes to bring to a vote a new president and an end to unrest

MALDIVES ELECTIONS. A Maldivian voter casts her ballot in Male on November 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA