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...

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...

Maldives court issues injunction on reinstating 12 Parliamentarians

The Supreme Court in the Maldives has issued an injunction suspending the implementation of points one and four of the Supreme Court order issued...

China will ‘take action’ if India sends troops to Maldives

China’s state-run tabloid Global Times on Monday warned that Beijing will retaliate if New Delhi unilaterally decides to send troops to the crisis-hit Maldives. “Without U.N. empowerment,...

Maldives rejoins the Commonwealth

The Maldives Government has decided to rejoin the Commonwealth and attended future meetings. Following recommendations from the Maldives Cabinet, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided...

Maldives Supreme Court quashes Nasheed’s terror conviction

The Maldives Supreme Court today overturned a terror charge conviction against former President Mohamed Nasheed. A three-member bench ruled that Nasheed was “wrongfully charged”, criticizing...

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...

Maldives defends state of emergency despite stand taken by EU

The Maldives Government today defended the state of emergency in the country despite a call by the European Union to lift immediately the state of...

Maldives votes for change, opposition candidate wins Presidential polls

The Maldives voted for change as opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Presidential elections beating incumbent President Abdulla Yaameen Abdul Gayoom. Yameen lost most of...

China to fund renovation of Maldives Foreign Ministry building

China is to fund the renovation of the Maldives Foreign Ministry building. Maldives and China today signed an exchange of letters on the renovation of...

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...

PPM led by outgoing Maldivian President says supporters threatened

The Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) today said that there has been a spike in threats, cases of assault and bodily harm as well...

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...

Maldives investigates sexual harassment allegations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Maldives has launched an investigation into sexual harassment claims at the Foreign Ministry. The Maldives Foreign Ministry confirmed...

Sri Lanka welcomes outcome of Maldives polls

Sri Lanka today welcomed the outcome of the elections in the Maldives in which was won by opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The Sri Lankan Foreign...

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...

Maldives dismisses UN views, insists former President a fugitive

The Maldives Government has rejected the views adopted by the UN Human Rights Committee regarding the complaints filed by former President Mohamed Nasheed alleging...

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...

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...

Nasheed says ‘heartbreaking’ to see situation in Sri Lanka

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has expressed concern over the ongoing political crisis in neighbouring Sri Lanka, Raajje.mv reported. In a tweet on Saturday, Nasheed said...