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Why Abdulla Yameen eligibility to contest presidential election remains a crucial question for all parties
Opinion

Why Abdulla Yameen eligibility to contest presidential election remains a crucial question for all parties

There is no denying that every presidential hopeful, including and possibly starting with incumbent Solih, is waiting to know the possibility of Yameen being able to contest the election, for working out his own election strategy, including a reality-check on the wisdom of throwing in his or her hat

After jail sentence and disqualification, Maldives' Abdulla Yameen needs time plus loyalists
Opinion

After jail sentence and disqualification, Maldives' Abdulla Yameen needs time plus loyalists

The former president of Maldives Yameen's immediate problem will be to find an acceptable stand-by candidate, if not replacement, until the disposal of the final appeal, which would lie in the supreme court.

Maldives: Court finds former president guilty of corruption, awards 11 years in prison
World

Maldives: Court finds former president guilty of corruption, awards 11 years in prison

Yameen abused his position and took one million USD from a private company to facilitate the sale of Aarah for resort development. He allegedly accepted a bribe of USD 1 million from former MP Yoosuf Naeem

Democracy, ecology and now Sri Lankan economy, Maldives’ Nasheed has his hands full
World

Democracy, ecology and now Sri Lankan economy, Maldives’ Nasheed has his hands full

Mohamed Nasheed is the mascot for Maldivian democracy and free speech, and an acknowledged global ambassador on climate change and environmental concerns. And now he is helping in Sri Lanka’s economic recovery

Maldives: Nasheed asks MDP to quit government as Solih decrees ban on ‘India Out’ campaign
World

Maldives: Nasheed asks MDP to quit government as Solih decrees ban on ‘India Out’ campaign

A presidential decree banning the controversial ‘India Out’ campaign in the Maldives follows a relentless, one-point Opposition agenda

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
India

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble

Maldives: Government camp goes ballistic against ‘India Out’ campaign but issues remain
World

Maldives: Government camp goes ballistic against ‘India Out’ campaign but issues remain

With the Southern Command of the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force located respectively at Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, in southern-most Kerala, New Delhi would not require any military base of any kind in Maldives

Maldives: Where is Abdulla Yameen’s ‘India Out’ campaign heading?
World

Maldives: Where is Abdulla Yameen’s ‘India Out’ campaign heading?

The Opposition campaign led by Abdulla Yameen, after he came out of prison, has upset, if not unnerved, the Indian community in the Maldives

Narendra Modi to make first official visit to Maldives after taking oath; meetings with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping likely in June, October
India

Narendra Modi to make first official visit to Maldives after taking oath; meetings with Donald Trump, Xi Jinping likely in June, October

After assuming for the second consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to have a packed agenda as far as foreign tours and bilateral meetings are concerned.

Narendra Modi to visit Maldives from 7-8 June as part of his first bilateral visit after assuming office for second term
India

Narendra Modi to visit Maldives from 7-8 June as part of his first bilateral visit after assuming office for second term

Modi had earlier visited the island country in November 2018, to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, after he surprisingly defeated Abdulla Yameen in the presidential polls.

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marks political comeback with landslide win in parliamentary election
World

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marks political comeback with landslide win in parliamentary election

Election officials estimated the final turnout in Maldives to be between 70 and 80 percent, down from the 89 percent recorded at the September presidential election which unexpectedly toppled Yameen.

India to build cricket stadium in Maldives in effort to strengthen bilateral relations
First Cricket News

India to build cricket stadium in Maldives in effort to strengthen bilateral relations

India and the Maldives discussed the entire gamut of bilateral relations as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with the country's top leadership, including her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid.

Ex-Maldives president Abdulla Yameen charged with money laundering, faces jail term of 5 to 15 years
World

Ex-Maldives president Abdulla Yameen charged with money laundering, faces jail term of 5 to 15 years

Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen, who is accused of using money stolen from state coffers, was charged with money laundering on Wednesday.

Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to arrive in India today for three-day visit; will meet Narendra Modi on Monday
Politics

Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to arrive in India today for three-day visit; will meet Narendra Modi on Monday

New Maldivian president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will arrive in the national capital on Sunday on a three-day state visit, during which he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen bilateral ties.

Maldives accuses China of pushing small nations into debt; minister says Beijing executed infrastructure projects at inflated prices
World

Maldives accuses China of pushing small nations into debt; minister says Beijing executed infrastructure projects at inflated prices

Maldives’ new finance minister said on Monday that China is executing infrastructure projects at vastly higher prices than originally proposed but the island nation cannot get out of its commitments now.

Sushma Swaraj and Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid hold meeting to deepen bilateral cooperation
India

Sushma Swaraj and Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid hold meeting to deepen bilateral cooperation

This is Abdulla Shahid's first visit after assuming charge as foreign minister of Maldives and assumes significance as the ties between both the countries had severely strained under the previous government in the island nation.

India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian Ocean
World

India should build ties and rescue Maldives from China’s debt trap, challenge Beijing's might in the Indian Ocean

Beijing would again try to re-establish its clout in Maldives through the debt-trap diplomacy. The Modi government should, therefore, come out with a long-term plan for infrastructure development in Maldives.

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed returns from self-imposed exile in London after two years
World

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed returns from self-imposed exile in London after two years

Solih defeated incumbent president Abdulla Yameen in September, paving the way for the return of Nasheed, who was barred from contesting the elections.

Maldives' Supreme Court stays Mohamed Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence; exiled former president to go home on 1 November
World

Maldives' Supreme Court stays Mohamed Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence; exiled former president to go home on 1 November

The Maldives’ Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed’s 13-year jail sentence on terrorism charges, allowing him to go home this week.

India helped restore of democracy in Maldives, says country's ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
World

India helped restore of democracy in Maldives, says country's ex-president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom had ruled Maldives for 30 years till he was defeated in the country's first multi-party elections in 2008.