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Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen pleads not guilty to charges of money laundering

Yameen, who unexpectedly lost an election last year, was arrested in February. 

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Important for world community to come together to fight challenge of terrorism and radicalisation: PM Modi

PM Modi also held bilateral talks with country's President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed makes comeback with landslide win

Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed, 51, was set for a dramatic return to the top of the national parliament, with his Maldivian Democratic Party headed for a two-thirds majority in the 87-member…

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Maldives ex-leader Abdulla Yameen makes comeback in landmark vote

Former president Yameen is not a candidate, but his Progressive Party of Maldives is seen as the main challenger to the MDP.  

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As Maldives heads for polls today President Solih hopes for majority to probe China deals

The Jumhooree Party and Yameen's Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) are both campaigning on a nationalist, religious platform.

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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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Maldives says China is building projects at inflated prices

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's administration is reviewing contracts awarded by his predecessor Abdulla Yameen. Most went to Chinese firms and are feared to have left the country in debt.

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Maldives Supreme Court acquits former president Mohamed Nasheed

Mohamed Nasheed was convicted under the Anti-terrorism Act of Maldives and was awarded 13-years of jail sentence.

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We believe Maldives will make correct choice on trade deal: Chinese foreign ministry

Mohamed Nasheed, the chief of the Maldivian Democratic Party, which leads the ruling federal alliance, told Reuters this week that it was a mistake to strike such a deal with the world's second…

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Maldives' new president Solih warns state coffers 'looted' after China-led boom

The Maldives is the latest in a number of small countries where China has invested millions of dollars building highways and housing as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.

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Maldives ex-leader Mohamed Nasheed ends exile

Nasheed was welcomed at Male airport by president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and hundreds of supporters.

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India helped in restoration of democracy in Maldives: Former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Nearly a month after he was released from jail, Gayoom, who ruled the Maldives for three decades until 2008, said the government of President Abdulla Yameen inflicted 'huge damage' on the Maldives…

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Maldives opposition moves closer to impeaching speaker

The Maldives opposition moved closer Wednesday to impeach the speaker of parliament, a staunch loyalist of outgoing strongman President Abdulla… Read Article

Maldives Supreme Court upholds Abdulla Yameen's election defeat 

The Maldives Supreme Court on Sunday upheld the outgoing President Abdulla Yameen's defeat in the September's polls as it rejected a petition filed… Read Article

Maldives court frees ex-leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Gayoom, 80, ruled the largely Muslim island nation for 30 straight years until he was defeated at the country's first multi-party elections in 2008. 

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