Maldives crisis

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

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 sends special envoys to 'friendly nations' - China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia amid crisis

Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Wednesday sent his special envoys to three 'friendly nations'- China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

published on : 8th February 2018

UN Security Council to take up Maldives crisis

The UN Security Council will on Thursday discuss the crisis in the Maldives after the president declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island, diplomats said.

published on : 8th February 2018

UN chief asks Maldives to uphold rule of law

Guterres' statement comes after President Abdulla Yameen ordered a state of emergency in the country and gave sweeping powers to the law enforcement agencies and the military.

published on : 7th February 2018

Amnesty demands release of jailed Maldives judges

Amnesty urged the embattled regime leader against using the state of emergency as a cover for rights abuses.

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldives' exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed urges swift Indian action

Maldives was plunged into chaos on Thursday when the Supreme Court called for the release of nine imprisoned opposition politicians, ruling that their trials were politically motivated and flawed.

published on : 6th February 2018

'Troubled' by Maldives crisis, US urges President Yameen to respect rule of law

Yameen had declared a 15-day state of emergency amid deepening political crisis after the Maldivian Supreme Court ordered the immediate release of former president Nasheed.

published on : 6th February 2018

Maldivian crisis deepens, former President, Chief Justice arrested

Former President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, Supreme Court Justice Ali Hameed and Judicial administrator Hassan Saeed have been arrested.

published on : 6th February 2018