World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday November 11, 2015
The Maldives parliament sacked the chief prosecutor shortly after the government bowed to international pressure and lifted a state of emergency imposed after an alleged plot to blow up the president.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 5, 2015
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency today, giving sweeping powers to security forces to arrest suspects ahead of a major anti-government protest rally, his spokesman said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 5, 2015
A lawyer for the Maldives' jailed former president was stabbed in the islands' capital ahead of a visit by his international legal team, including leading human rights activist Amal Clooney, his party said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday August 26, 2015
The United States pressed the Maldives Wednesday to release former leader Mohamed Nasheed after he was returned to prison despite a court order commuting his 13-year term to house arrest.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday August 24, 2015
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was back in jail, two months after his 13-year prison sentence was commuted to house arrest due to health concerns, the media reported today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 2, 2015
Maldivian authorities have carried out mass arrests, including of opposition politicians, following a large anti-government protest demanding the release of jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed, officials and activists said today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 14, 2015
India today voiced "deep concern" over the developments in the Maldives, a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court of that country under anti-terror laws.
World News | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Saturday November 16, 2013
Maldives will vote on Saturday in a run-off between ex-President Mohamed Nasheed and Abdulla Yameen Gayoom. In the first round re-vote, Mr Nasheed had - like in the now annulled September seventh vote - emerged a hands-down winner. He didn't however get the constitutionally mandated magic number of 50 per cent + 1 vote.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 20, 2013
Enraged by the last minute postponement of the presidential re-vote, ousted Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed today demanded the resignation of incumbent Mohammed Waheed and a caretaker government to oversee fresh polls before the November 11 deadline.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 19, 2013
Outgoing President Mohammed Waheed today asked the Maldives' Elections Commission (EC) to find a way to hold a "free, fair, and inclusive" presidential poll as early as possible, preferably on October 26.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday October 9, 2013
Ousted Maldivian president Mohammad Nasheed is confident of a "landslide" victory in the presidential poll to be held again this month after the Supreme Court annulled the previous round, an official said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 7, 2013
Unidentified attackers set fire to the main pro-opposition television network in the Maldives today ahead of a crucial court ruling on whether suspended presidential elections should go ahead, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 24, 2013
The Supreme Court of the Maldives has delayed the final round of presidential elections due this weekend following a legal challenge, threatening more political instability in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
World News | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Saturday February 23, 2013
Eleven days after dramatically seeking shelter at the Indian diplomatic mission, former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, equally dramatically, walked out of the High Commission today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 16, 2012
Maldivian police arrested four opposition figures, including two lawmakers, on charges of consuming alcohol, which is illegal in the country for locals, the main opposition said on Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 9, 2012
The former president of the Maldives was freed on Tuesday after overnight detention and given 25 days to answer allegations that he abused his powers while in office, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 8, 2012
Maldivian police on Monday arrested the country's first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed after he again failed to turn up for the start of a trial for abuse of power, his party said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 26, 2012
A court in the Maldives has slapped a travel ban on ousted president Mohamed Nasheed pending a hearing next week over allegations he abused his power during his tenure, his party said on Wednesday.