Abdulla Yameen

Paradise, power and polls: Five questions ahead of Maldives presidential election

Will the poll nudge the Maldives back toward democracy, or further its spiral into autocracy? Here are five things to know:

published on : 23rd September 2018

Voting begins in Maldives presidential poll as strongman Abdulla Yameen eyes new term

Hundreds of men and women lined up to vote before polling booths opened at 8:00 am in the capital Male.

published on : 23rd September 2018

Maldives opposition accuses President Abdulla Yameen​ of denying access to foreign media

The opposition alliance hoping to unseat him on September 23 said late Wednesday that the government had tightened already stringent visa requirements for foreign journalists wanting to cover the vote

published on : 13th September 2018

Maldives opposition warns against bid to sway September election

Yameen is seeking a second five-year term in the tropical tourist paradise riven by political instability since a police mutiny forced its first democratically-elected leader, Mohamed Nasheed, to quit

published on : 28th August 2018

Maldives opposition unites to challenge Abdulla Yameen

Yameen declared a state of emergency in February in the Indian Ocean honeymoon paradise, a move critics say was aimed at averting his impeachment.

published on : 30th June 2018

Maldives court suspends rebel MPs ahead of key vote

The Maldives top court has suspended 12 pro-opposition legislators before a crucial parliamentary vote today, emboldening President Abdulla Yameen as he clings to power in the troubled islands.

published on : 19th February 2018

Maldives crisis: MP alleges President  Abdulla Yameen of inciting violence

Yesterday, the military in the Maldives reportedly threw around twelve Members of Parliament (MPs) from Joint Opposition out of the Parliament building.

published on : 15th February 2018

Maldives issues hands-off warning to India

Maldivian defence minister says military intervention could affect the respect that the country has for neighbours.

published on : 15th February 2018

To ease global pressure, Maldives honouring supreme court order seeking to reinstate defectors

However, President Yameen chose to ignore part of the ruling which called for the release of the political prisoners, including (former President) Nasheed.

published on : 13th February 2018

Maldives crackdown: President Abdulla Yameen shuns European diplomats

The tiny island nation has been grappling with a political crisis after the president refused to obey a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners and declared a state of emergency.

published on : 8th February 2018

US calls on Maldives to restore rights of people and institutions

Asserting that the US stands with the people of Maldives, the State Department spokesperson said Yameen, the army and police should respect the Maldives' international human rights obligations.

published on : 8th February 2018

Promote dialogue between Maldives parties to end crisis: China

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told media here that China is for supporting relevant parties in the island nation to resolve the crisis.

published on : 8th February 2018

Maldives crackdown an 'assault on democracy': UN rights chief

The tiny island nation has been grappling with a political crisis after the president refused to obey a Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners and declared a state of emergency.

published on : 8th February 2018

Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed snubs China; asks India to play role of 'liberators'

Exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed today asked India to intervene militarily to resolve the ongoing political turmoil in the Maldives.

published on : 7th February 2018

China opposes Indian military intervention in Maldives

China responded a day after former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed sought India's help to resolve the political crisis in the island nation.

published on : 7th February 2018
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