UPDATED ON APR 08, 2019 09:27 PM IST
India has reasons to be pleased with recent electoral results. However, it would be a mistake to assume that China’s influence has vanished from the Maldives
By AFP | Colombo
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2018 07:15 PM IST
The Supreme Court said Nasheed was wrongfully charged and should not have been convicted in the 2015 trial described by the United Nations as politically motivated.
By Bloomberg | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2018 05:34 PM IST
Maldives is reportedly planning to pull out of a free trade agreement with China as the island nation moves closer to India.
By Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2018 04:06 PM IST
China is likely to mount a major effort to protect its strategic investments and ongoing projects in Maldives
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 07:20 PM IST
As in Malaysia, where a pro-Beijing regime was ousted in recent elections, Mr Solih’s victory is expected to lead to intensified scrutiny of China’s investments in the Maldives. For India, which has described Mr Solih’s win as the triumph of democratic forces, the latest developments provide an opportunity to forge a closer relationship with the new administration
By Agence France-Presse | Colombo
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2018 02:30 PM IST
There had been concerns that Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, who has borrowed hundreds of millions of dollars from China for an infrastructure blitz, might not accept the election outcome.
By Associated Press | Colombo
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2018 03:14 PM IST
Maldives said it views the US statement as “as an act of intimidation, imposing undue influence on the democratic processes of a sovereign state.”
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2018 07:18 PM IST
It must not antagonise Male too much. That may drive the country closer to China.
By Reuters | Reuters, Male
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:36 AM IST
The trials are widely seen as part of a plan by President Abdulla Yameen to tighten his grip on power ahead of elections in September.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2018 10:27 PM IST
Ahmed Nihan from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives said he had travelled to Chennai on Monday for medical reasons but was refused entry after enquiries about his diplomatic passport
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, United Nations
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 01:05 PM IST
Mohamed Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years in jail on terror charges in March 2015 was disqualified from running in presidential elections for 16 years.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Male
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 04:01 PM IST
Prosecutors did not specify the grounds on which they are charged with terrorism. If convicted, they could be jailed for 10 to 15 years.
By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Colombo
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2018 09:21 PM IST
Yameen is facing increasing opposition both within and outside his tiny Indian Ocean archipelago since coming to power in November 2013 following a controversial run off election against former president Mohamed Nasheed.