Abdulla Yameen

Emergency lifted in Maldives, President under fire

london/Male, March 22 (IANS) Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted the state of Emergency after 45 days, inviting fresh criticism …

Mohamed Nasheed

US remains ‘concerned’ about developments in Maldives

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen<p>The US on Friday said it remains concerned about the developments in the Maldives, even though the State of …

As Maldives lifts emergency, India says welcome revocation but many concerns remain

India today welcomed the revocation of Emergency in Maldives as "one step" towards addressing issues related to the prevailing situation there but …


Maldives lifts state of emergency amid "terrorism" crackdown

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has ended a 45-day state of emergency that he imposed after the Supreme Court lifted the convictions of nine of his …

Maldives president ends state of emergency

The Maldives longtime former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, arrives for a hearing at a criminal court in Male, Maldives, Wednesday, March 21, …

News (China)

Maldives leader lifts 45-day state of emergency

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The president of the Maldives has lifted a 45-day state of emergency he declared last month during political turmoil in the archipelago nation.<p>President Yameen Abdul Gayoom’s office said he lifted the emergency Thursday on the advice of the security service to promote normalcy …

Sri Lanka

Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China?

Remember the good old days, when China proudly proclaimed the principle of noninterference in other nations’ internal affairs and pledged never to …


Maldives former president Maumoon Gayoom charged with terrorism for attempting to topple Abdulla Yameen government - Firstpost

<b>Colombo:</b> Maldivian authorities have charged former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and several senior judges with "terrorism" for attempting to topple …

Mohamed Nasheed

Spotlight: Global leaders confident in greater role, prosperity of Xi-led China - Xinhua

BEIJING, March 21 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of countries, political parties and international organizations are confident that a more prosperous China …


US urges Maldives Prez Yameen to lift emergency, restore people's rights

Reporters Without Borders called on the Maldivian authorities to immediately free two journalists with opposition TV channel Raajje TV who have been …

U.S. Dept. of State

Maldives has no intention of extending State of Emergency, says envoy amid criticism over political turmoil - Firstpost

<b>Colombo and Male:</b> An envoy says Maldives will not extend the State of Emergency that is due to expire on Wednesday amid criticism of the government …

Sri Lanka

Maldives looks to ‘long lost cousin’ China, despite ‘brother’ India’s concerns

The Maldives will further embrace Chinese investment but is aware it risks getting caught between China and India, the country’s ambassador to China …


Maldives envoy says New Delhi, Male should let bygones be bygones, admits 'environment of mistrust' between nations - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> Seeking to minimise the damage caused by a senior Maldivian minister's remarks on Kashmir, the country's ambassador in New Delhi Ahmed …


Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by President …

Indian Ocean

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male.<p>Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has extended the state of emergency …


China meddling in Maldives’ internal affairs: ex-foreign minister

“Without firing a single shot, China has grabbed more land than the East India Company.”


The Maldives Crisis and the China-India Chess Match

The state of emergency comes amid a high stakes game of regional rivalry.


Maldives Reminds India Of Kashmir To say Keep Off 'Our Internal Matter'

Maldives has asked India to keep off their internal affairs just as they keep their mouth shut on Kashmir issue, an oblique reference to New Delhi’s …


India’s decision not to intervene in Maldivian crisis well though out: Army chief

India’s decision to not intervene militarily in the on-going Maldivian crisis was well thought out, but only time will tell whether it was a right …

Bipin Rawat

ABA calls for release of detained Maldives Supreme Court judge and chief justice

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• ABA calls for release of detained Maldives…<p>Judiciary<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>ABA President Hilarie Bass is calling for the release and …

New York Times

QBullet: Aadhaar Deadline Extended; Army Alleges Budget Shortage

1. SC Indefinitely Extends Aadhaar Deadline for Mobile, Bank Accounts<p>The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, 13 March, extended the 31 March deadline for …


India’s weak China policy can spell havoc

Recent steps of the Narendra Modi government to go out of the way to appease Beijing can only lead to the entrenchment of unhealthy ties with our …


Reports about China’s naval maneuvers aim to sow Sino-Indian discord

Media reports about naval maneuvers near the Maldives as China sending a message to India in the Indian Ocean are not based on fact and are designed …


What an unlimited Xi presidency in China means for India | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

What does the removal of term limits for the Xi Jinping presidency in China mean for the developing world and, in particular, for South Asia?<p>One …


Week in pictures: From Women's Day to Sierra Leone elections

A photo round-up of some of last week's events, including Tibetan activists' protest and the San Juan de Dios festival.

Middle East

In South Asia, Chinese infrastructure brings debt and antagonism

AT THE southern end of Laamu atoll in the Maldives, the palm-covered island of Gaadhoo guards the One and a Half Degree Channel, the passage for a …


Why China is winning in India’s neighbourhood

China’s economic rise and military strength is gradually eroding India’s geographical advantage


Asian giants China and India flex muscles over tiny Maldives

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO (Reuters) - A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and …


Former President Mohamed Nasheed: 'Maldives government selling oil to North Korea'

In an exclusive interview with DW, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, accused incumbent president Abdulla Yameen of suppressing …


Doggy fashion and flying rubbish bins: Tuesday's top photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world, including eagle hunting in Mongolia and Pinocchio protests in Thailand

Sri Lanka