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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Maldives judges to hear ex-president Abdulla Yameen's challenge to annul election results and call for fresh polls
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Maldives judges to hear ex-president Abdulla Yameen's challenge to annul election results and call for fresh polls

Maldives judges on Sunday heard a petition by strongman president Abdulla Yameen to have his recent election defeat annulled, potentially triggering US sanctions and plunging the Indian Ocean archipelago into fresh turmoil.

Maldives Supreme Court bars reinstatement of dozen Opposition lawmakers as power tussle continues
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Maldives Supreme Court bars reinstatement of dozen Opposition lawmakers as power tussle continues

Maldives has faced political upheaval since February, when Yameen imposed a state of emergency to annul a Supreme Court ruling that quashed convictions of nine opposition leaders. But he lost his re-election bid last month, and the opposition has been trying to reclaim political ground ever since.

Will return to Maldives on 1 November 'come what may', says exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed
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Will return to Maldives on 1 November 'come what may', says exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed

Nasheed was sentenced to 13 years prison in 2015 but went into exile a year later, after being granted prison leave for medical treatment in the UK. He is still a fugitive from justice in the Maldives and risks arrest if he returns while Yameen is still in office but his five years of iron-fisted rule ends on 17 November.

Maldives election commission declares Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner; police and military to uphold result
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Maldives election commission declares Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner; police and military to uphold result

The Election Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election

Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November
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Maldives' president-elect Mohamed Solih invites Narendra Modi to attend his swearing-in ceremony on 17 November

Mohamed Solih, the Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, emerged victorious over incumbent President Abdulla Yameen.

Maldives Opposition seeks foreign assistance for transfer of power amid fears of Abdulla Yameen refusing to step down
World

Maldives Opposition seeks foreign assistance for transfer of power amid fears of Abdulla Yameen refusing to step down

The Maldivian opposition appealed to the international community Thursday to help ensure a peaceful transition of power amid fears that strongman Abdulla Yameen may cling onto power despite his shock election defeat.

China congratulates new Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, hopes for 'enabling environment' for business
World

China congratulates new Maldives president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, hopes for 'enabling environment' for business

A wary China on Tuesday hoped the Maldives' new government will provide an "enabling environment" to the Chinese companies.

Maldives election: Ibu Solih's win provides a strategic opening but India shouldn't count its chickens yet
India

Maldives election: Ibu Solih's win provides a strategic opening but India shouldn't count its chickens yet

In a televised address on Monday, the outgoing president of Maldives promised to step down and allow smooth transfer of power.