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 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 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 on alert amid fears Supreme Court may impeach President

Highlighting that security authorities have received information that the Supreme Court may issue a ruling to impeach President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldives...

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...

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 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...