Maldives' ousted president Mohammed Nasheed today said he was disappointed with India over its response to the political turmoil without having properly understood the ground situation in his country. Maldives new president to announce his cabinet
Maldives' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan, is likely to announce his "national unity" cabinet soon and has ordered a probe into the recent events that unfolded in this archipelago nation.
Making it clear that it will not intervene but "engage", India on Saturday asked ousted Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed and his successor Mohamed Waheed Hassan to resolve the "complex" situation in the country peacefully and democratically.
A top US government official met on Saturday with leaders in the Maldives to get a fresh assessment of the political situation in the Indian Ocean nation.
The ousted president of the Maldives was walking free on Friday despite an arrest warrant against him as diplomats including a U.N. envoy worked to forestall renewed violence in the Indian Ocean archipelago best known as a luxury beach getaway.
A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco today called for dialogue to resolve the political turmoil.
Below are key dates in the history of the Maldives, a holiday paradise in the Indian Ocean which has been wracked by violence since Mohamed Nasheed, the archipelago's first democratically elected president, resigned on Tuesday.
The mayor of the Maldives' second-largest city Addu spoke of a total law and order "breakdown" on Thursday, following a night of violence that saw police stations attacked and torched.
A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against former President Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledging Indian Ocean democracy. Maldives police accuses Nasheed party of 'terrorism'
The legitimacy of the new administration in the Maldives could hinge on who wins a high-stakes debate over whether the former president resigned of his own will or was ousted in a coup.