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 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...

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom arrested

Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his son-in-law were arrested by the Maldives authorities. In a late night operation after declaring a state of...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

Modi, Trudeau urge Maldives to restore democratic process

Stepping up the pressure on Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen after the Maldives extended the state of emergency, both India and Canada on Friday in...

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...

Sri Lanka can advise Maldives if required says former FM

Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon said that Sri Lanka can advise the Maldives, if...

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 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...

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...

Nasheed meets MDP supporters in Sri Lanka as part of campaign

Former President Mohamed Nasheed met with Maldivians living in Sri Lanka as part of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP)’s presidential campaign, RaajjeMV reported. MDP Chairperson Hassan...

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 President addresses the nation, stands by his actions

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, on Tuesday, stood by his actions as tensions continued in the country. Addressing the nation regarding the current situation...

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 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...

Nasheed decides not to contest Presidential elections

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has decided not to contest the Presidential elections in September. Nasheed tweeted saying that he has decided to relinquish his Presidential...