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 President calls for patience following decisive court ruling

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom appealed to all Maldivian citizens to exercise patience and put forward national interest at times of difficulty. His appeal...

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...

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...

Nasheed says China and India engaged in cold war in Indian ocean

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed says there is a cold war taking place in the Indian ocean between India and China and countries will need...

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,...

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 President defends foreign investments

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom defended the decision taken by his government to accept foreign investments, just days before the Maldives goes to...

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...

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...

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...

Maldivian wanted over attempted coup transferred from Sri Lanka

Leader behind the 1988 coup attack on Maldives, Abdulla Luthufee has been transferred back to Maldives from neighboring Sri Lanka, AVAS news reported. Luthufee, accompanied...

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...

New Maldives President takes oaths

New Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took oaths at a ceremony held in the Maldives capital Male’ today. Speaking at the ceremony after taking oaths, Solih said that...

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...

Maldivians in Sri Lanka vote in Parliamentary polls

Maldivians based in Sri Lanka voted today to elect members to the Maldives Parliament. Ballot boxes were placed at the Maldives Embassy in Colombo for...

New Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka presents his credentials

The New Maldives Ambassador to Sri Lanka Omar Abdul Razzak, presented his credentials to President Maithripala Sirisena today. Razzak completed Masters of Business Administration (International)...

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...

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...

Sri Lanka calls for peaceful solution to situation in Maldives

Sri Lanka has called for a peaceful solution to the situation in the Maldives. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that Sri Lanka is observing the...