Abdulla Yameen

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Exiled former Maldives President makes dramatic comeback with landslide win

07 Apr 2019

Exiled former Maldives President makes dramatic comeback with landslide win

The exiled former leader of the Maldives has led his party to a landslide victory only five months after returning to the country, preliminary results showed on Sunday.

India helped in democracy restoration in Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

28 Oct 2018

India helped in democracy restoration in Maldives: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

India played a "positive" role in the restoration of democracy in the Maldives by "exerting pressure" on the ruling regime, and the new government in the island nation would be "sensitive" towards New Delhi's "concerns", former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said Sunday.

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

16 Oct 2018

Maldives leader Abdulla Yameen blames defeat on 'disappearing ink'

Outgoing Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has told the Supreme Court that disappearing ink and specially treated ballot papers were to blame for his heavy election defeat last month.

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

27 Feb 2018

Maldives declines India's invite for naval exercise 'Milan'

In a move that could further exacerbate the already-disturbed relations between India and Maldives, Male has declined Delhi's invitation to participate in the biennial multinational naval event "Milan."

Growing closeness between Maldives and China worries India

24 Feb 2018

Growing closeness between Maldives and China worries India

Apart from being engulfed in political turmoil, Maldives has now become the latest linchpin in India-China's tussle for regional leadership.

Maldivian crisis: China opposed to Indian intervention in Maldives

08 Feb 2018

Maldivian crisis: China opposed to Indian intervention in Maldives

After ex-Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed urged India to intervene to end the ongoing political turmoil in the nation, China said it was against any external intervention to resolve the crisis.

Maldives Government declares 15-day state of emergency amid political crisis

05 Feb 2018

Maldives Government declares 15-day state of emergency amid political crisis

The Maldivian Government led by President Abdulla Yameen has declared a state of emergency for 15 days in the troubled island nation.

Maldives Supreme Court is seeking to impeach President Yameen

04 Feb 2018

Maldives Supreme Court is seeking to impeach President Yameen

The political crisis in the tiny island-nation of Maldives reached critical mass with the Supreme Court looking to issue an impeachment order for President Abdulla Yameen ahead of this year's presidential elections.

Prominent Maldives newspaper under fire after anti-India editorial

21 Dec 2017

Prominent Maldives newspaper under fire after anti-India editorial

A newspaper in Maldives has raked up a political storm after publishing an anti-India editorial.

Maldives army occupies parliament, roughs up opposition MPs

22 Aug 2017

Maldives army occupies parliament, roughs up opposition MPs

Opposition MPs in Maldives claim the military has locked down the country's parliament, in a bid to block a no-confidence motion impeaching the speaker of the house.

Maldives: Yameen government to sell atoll to Saudi Arabia

04 Mar 2017

Maldives: Yameen government to sell atoll to Saudi Arabia

The government of Abdulla Yameen has decided to sell the Faafu atoll to Saudi Arabia. The move will give the entire territorial control of the land to the Saudis.

Extremism on the rise in Maldives

07 Jan 2017

Extremism on the rise in Maldives

Experts have warned that Maldives may well have become the latest hub of Islamist extremism in South Asia.