Maldives tense as President declares state of emergency

Maldives was tense late this evening after President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a state of emergency. The President's office said that President Yameen had declared a...

Maldives on alert amid fears Supreme Court may impeach President

Highlighting that security authorities have received information that the Supreme Court may issue a ruling to impeach President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldives...

Former Maldives FM seeks justice after brother’s sentencing

Former Maldives Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon has sought justice for her family after her brother became her latest family member to be sentenced to...

Maldives says unable to implement ruling to free political prisoners

The Maldives has informed the country’s supreme court it is unable to implement a court order to free a group of political prisoners, including...

Maldives warns will take action on acts which tarnish its image

The Maldives Government warned that it will take action on any act which will tarnish the image of the country. Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed...

Maldives President sends special envoys to “friendly nations”

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent members of his Administration’s Cabinet to friendly nations of the Maldives to provide updates on the...

Maldives Police warns against inciting violent protests

The Maldives Police Service advised and appealed to the public to refrain from creating unrest, and incitement to violent and unlawful protest. Four individuals suspected...

Maldives opposition slams decision by Elections Commission

The Joint Opposition in the Maldives condemned the Maldives Elections Commission in the strongest possible terms, after the Elections Commission announced that all political...

US disappointment over extension of emergency in Maldives

The United States (US) has expressed disappointment over the extension of the State of Emergency in the Maldives and by President Abdulla Yameen for an additional 30 days. "The United States (US) is disappointed by reports...

Nasheed accuses Maldives President of violating UN regulations

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has criticized the incumbent head of state for the recent development of Maldivian registered tanker vessels engaged in illegal...

Maldives says will comply with court ruling which frees Nasheed

The Maldives Government said it will abide by a supreme court ruling which ordered the release of nine key political prisoners, including exiled former...

Maldives President lifts state of emergency after 45 days

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Thursday lifted a state of emergency after a period of 45 days. The declaration of the state of...

Maldives invites foreign observers for Presidential elections

The Government of Maldives has warmly welcomed the announcement of the Elections Commission’s decision to begin preparations for the Presidential Elections to be held...

Nasheed calls for international help to resolve Maldives crisis

The ex-president of the Maldives has called from exile for other countries to intervene in a political crisis engulfing the island nation. Mohammed Nasheed asked...

China tells its tourists not to visit Maldives until situation improves

China’s foreign ministry on Monday said Chinese tourists should not visit the Maldives until the situation there stabilizes, as an ongoing tussle between the...

Maldives dismisses concerns raised in EU Parliament resolution

The Maldives Government has dismissed concerns raised in a resolution passed by the EU Parliament. The European Parliament through a resolution on Thursday asked the EU council...

China will not interfere in the internal affairs of the Maldives

China on Friday said it will not interfere in the internal affairs of the Maldives. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang said that Foreign Minister Wang Yi...

UN says must allow former Maldives President to contest polls

Maldives must restore ex-President Mohamed Nasheed’s right to stand for office, including the office of President, the UN Human Rights Committee concluded in a...

Maldives President faces opposition to extend emergency

The Maldives Parliament on Monday sat in a Special Session to table the issue of the State of Emergency mandated in section (a) of...

Maldives Government wants all-party talks without pre-conditions

The Government of the Maldives has once again renewed its invitation to the Adhaalath Party, the Jumhooree Party, and the Maldivian Democratic Party to...