India-Maldives: Deal or no deal?
Mar 2, 2013
World News | Reuters | Sunday May 3, 2015
Maldives police arrested 193 people including three opposition leaders after clashes broke out on Friday during protests over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose trial was condemned by foreign governments as having been deeply flawed.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 16, 2013
The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 16, 2013
The Maldives on Saturday began voting in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.
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 | Friday November 15, 2013
In the face of pressure from the world community, Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the country's controversy-ridden presidential polls.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday November 11, 2013
A political crisis deepened in the Maldives on Monday when parliament's speaker warned caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that his mandate had expired after the country failed to hold elections on time.
World News | Amitabh Revi | Monday November 11, 2013
The Maldives, ironically on its 45th Republic Day (Monday) has entered another phase of political uncertainty and a potential constitutional crisis. Minutes before his term was to end, President Mohamed Waheed addressed the nation announcing that he would remain in power till the run-off polls scheduled for November 16 - between top contender ex-Pr...
World News | Written by Amitabh Revi | Monday November 11, 2013
Maldives President Mohammed Waheed announced he will stay in power after his term ended at midnight Sunday.
World News | Written by Amitabh Revi | Sunday November 10, 2013
The Maldives will vote in a second round presidential poll run-off but there is uncertainty on whether it will be held as agreed on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 9, 2013
Voting got underway in the Maldives Saturday in its third bid to choose a president and end unrest sparked by the toppling of their first freely-elected leader 21 months ago.
World News | Press Trust of India | Friday November 8, 2013
Maldives today affirmed that the controversy-ridden presidential polls set for tomorrow will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis.
World News | Associated Press | Monday October 28, 2013
Maldives officials on Monday rejected a proposal by the country's presidential candidates to hold a revote of a much troubled election before the incumbent's term ends in order to avoid a possible constitutional crisis.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 22, 2013
Maldives faces the prospect of a constitutional crisis after one of the main political parties warned it may not endorse plans to restage aborted elections next month.
World News | Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Tuesday October 22, 2013
The Maldives Election Commission on Tuesday announced fresh dates for the presidential election. The first round of the fourth attempt to hold the elections will be on November 9 and if needed, second round a week later.
World News | Press Trust of India | Monday October 21, 2013
The constitutional deadline of November 11 for electing a new President in the Maldives might be missed as the Elections Commission today announced the first round of voting would be held on November 9 and the second round a week later.
World News | Reuters | Monday October 21, 2013
The frontrunner in the Maldives presidential elections called for the current leader to resign on Sunday, a day after the vote was halted by police.
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 | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 19, 2013
Police in the Maldives forced the postponement of Saturday's presidential polls, declaring the vote illegal and blocking ballot papers from leaving the offices of the independent Elections Commission.
World News | Press Trust of India | Sunday September 8, 2013
Former President Mohamed Nasheed today led the first round of the Maldives' presidential election but might miss the crucial 50 per cent mark by a whisker, making a run-off between the top two candidates imminent.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 7, 2013
Voters across the Maldives came out in force on Saturday to vote in an election that could see the honeymoon islands' first elected leader return to power, a year after being toppled.
World News | Written by Amitabh Pashupati Revi | Sunday March 3, 2013
Ex-Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has told NDTV the political uncertainty in his country is giving China room to make inroads in the Island archipelago. Speaking from the capital Male', Mr Nasheed said, "Well, there is instability in the Maldives. So, there will always be a room for other actors to come in. Therefore that is all the more a reas...
India News | Amitabh Pashupati Revi; Edited by Sindhu Manjesh | Saturday March 2, 2013
Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, who had taken diplomatic sanctuary at the Indian High Commission in Male last month, has told NDTV, "If I face arrest again, I hope India and the international community will intervene more robustly and make sure things remain on track."
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 27, 2013
A Maldives court has sentenced a 15-year-old alleged rape victim to 100 lashes and eight months under house arrest after she admitted having had premarital sex in a separate incident, an official said on Wednesday.