Former Maldivian president Nasheed asks India to ensure free and fair election

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Friday asked India to exert its influence to ensure a free and fair election in the country as he fears that September 23 presidential polls could be r Read Article

Maldives leader looks to tighten grip as opposition muzzled

Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen seeks a second term as president Sunday in a tourist paradise that has become a battleground for influence between regional giants India and China, and a source of Read Article

Country file of Maldives ahead of presidential election on September 23

The Maldives presidential election will be held on September 23, 2018. Read Article

Maldives president took gifts from island developers: Report

The claims come days before the strongman leader seeks re-election in the nation of 340,000 people. Read Article

Maldives hits out at US remarks over possible sanctions

Maldives said that it views the US statement as 'an act of intimidation, imposing undue influence on the democratic processes of a sovereign state.' Read Article

India skips inauguration of China-funded bridge in Maldives

The inauguration was conducted in the presence of a representative of the Chinese government and was marked by Chinese fireworks Read Article

European Union closely monitoring situation in poll-bound Maldives

A group of European Parliamentarians and other officials recently visited capital Male and threatened to impose economic and other sanctions on the Maldives if the present regime headed by President… Read Article

Civil society members call for restoring democracy in Maldives

A panel of senior journalists, lawyers and representative from NGOs attended a roundtable discussion on the current situation on the Maldives in New Delhi on Tuesday. Read Article

Maldives tourism thrives despite political crackdown

The number of tourists visiting the white-sanded Indian Ocean archipelago soared 10 per cent year-on-year to 726,515 in the first half of 2018, according to tourism ministry data released Wednesday. Read Article

EU warns Maldives of sanctions

The Maldives has been in turmoil since strongman President Abdulla Yameen jailed or exiled all his main opponents in recent months. Read Article

New Delhi raises concern after Maldives imposes 'informal' ban on Indians' work permit

The government sources have told WION that 'India is hoping that international public opinion will work on the Maldives' Read Article

Maldives opposition unites to challenge Yameen

Yameen declared a state of emergency in February in the Indian Ocean honeymoon paradise, a move critics say was aimed at averting his impeachment Read Article

Maldives: Former President Nasheed slams Yameen's 'informal ban' on work permits to Indians 

Male has imposed an 'informal ban' on work permits to Indians. The ban has been imposed since the last 3 months Read Article

US urges Maldives to release all political prisoners

This outcome, she said, cast a serious doubt on the commitment of the government of Maldives to the rule of law and calls into question its willingness to permit a free and fair presidential election Read Article

Maldives President lifts state of emergency

The emergency was imposed following a political and constitutional crisis following a Supreme Court order to release nine persons including the exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed. Read Article