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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Kulhudhuffushi crosses 10,000 resident mark, becomes Maldives' fourth city

  • Kulhuduffushi was declared a city on January 1, 2020
  • The economic capital of Northern Maldives, Kulhudhufushi is known as the heart of the north
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Maldives' rising militancy problem: Government trying to repatriate orphans from Syria

In the last few years, at least 200 young men left the Maldives for Syria.

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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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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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