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...

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 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 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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...