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 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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

Former Maldives Foreign Minister appeals for father’s release

Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon, on Wednesday, appealed for her father’s release from...

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...

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...

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...