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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.