Long shadow of China recede over Maldives as Yameen's legacy becomes distant past

Yameen era from 2013 to 2018 witnessed the rise of radicalised elements within Maldivian society as street gangs and ultra-religious elements held sway over society

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In Ramzan, India gifts 600 tonnes of essential food items to Maldives

India's gift comes even as the country observes Ramzan. The package includes 200 tonnes of rice, 140 tonnes of wheat flour, 120 tonnes of yellow dal, 80 tonnes of sugar, 26 tonnes of onions and 14…

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Maldives sees rapid spike in coronavirus patients

Official figures on Saturday showed 766 cases, including 743 that are still active. Three people have died so far.

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Maldives reports its first coronavirus death

The victim was an 83-year-old woman from the capital Male.

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First local citizen tests positive for COVID-19 in Maldives

The country is currently under a state of public health emergency

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Maldives for two-day visit

Sources said the Maldives was aware of Indian government's limitations due to the election code of conduct and that Swaraj's visit will be to enhance overall ties which came under strain during…

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Maldives former President Abdulla Yameen's top aide charged with embezzlement

The charges against high-profile former justice minister Azima Shakoor come days after Yameen was hit with his own indictment on graft charges after his shock election loss last year.

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Maldives seeks foreign aid to find cash linked to former President Abdulla yameen

Maldivian diplomats said authorities in the Indian Ocean archipelago were in talks with foreign experts as part of a police investigation against the leader who lost power last September.

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Maldives police seek charges against ex-president after money laundering probe

The investigation relates to a deal to lease tropical islands for hotel development, and alleged payment of $1 million of government money through a private company, SOF Private Limited, into…

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Sri Lanka arrests Maldivians flying drone near airport

The suspects were taken into custody on Saturday night after they were seen using a drone within the high-security zone of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), police said in a statement…

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Countries should not give into economic colonisation: Maldives ex-VP

Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed spoke to our Principal Diplomatic Correspondent Sidhant Sibal on a range of issues including how the Maldives fell into a Chinese debt trap.

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Maldives: President, Vice President disclose their income, assets

In the upcoming days, the President's Office will continue to publish the financial statements of all senior political appointees at all ministries, state institutions, and state companies that…

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Maldives President Solih appeals to citizens for graft details under Yameen

Since Ibrahim Mohamed Solih beat Abdulla Yameen in a surprise election result last year his administration has been trying to determine the extent of Chinese loans used to fund a construction boom…

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Maldives' police investigate ex-president Yameen over suspected 'illicit' deals

Yameen has denied any wrongdoing and said that he took on loans to accelerate economic development.

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Maldives seeks India's assistance to pay off Chinese debt

The new government in the Maldives has announced the revival of its `India First` policy without affecting its engagement with China.

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