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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts 45-day-long State of Emergency
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Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts 45-day-long State of Emergency

The president of the Maldives has lifted a 45-day state of emergency he declared last month during political turmoil in the archipelago nation.

Maldives former president Maumoon Gayoom charged with terrorism for attempting to topple Abdulla Yameen government
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Maldives former president Maumoon Gayoom charged with terrorism for attempting to topple Abdulla Yameen government

Maldivian authorities have charged former strongman Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and several senior judges with "terrorism" for attempting to topple President Abdulla Yameen, the government said on Wednesday

Maldives to lift State of Emergency tomorrow, will charge former president Maumoon Gayoom, chief justice with bribery
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Maldives to lift State of Emergency tomorrow, will charge former president Maumoon Gayoom, chief justice with bribery

Maldives president Abdulla Yameen will lift a 45-day State of Emergency on Thursday and the government will bring bribery charges against former leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the chief justice, said a senior Maldives diplomat

Maldives has no intention of extending State of Emergency, says envoy amid criticism over political turmoil
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Maldives has no intention of extending State of Emergency, says envoy amid criticism over political turmoil

An envoy says Maldives will not extend the state of emergency that is due to expire on Wednesday amid criticism of the government over the recent political turmoil

Maldives denies Japan's allegation that it breached UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea
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Maldives denies Japan's allegation that it breached UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea

Maldives government denied the Japanese foreign ministry statement that said a Maldives-flagged vessel, Xin Yuan 18, was used to illegally transfer goods from a North Korean-flagged tanker in defiance of UNSC resolution

Maldives says it declined India's invitation for Milan 2018 naval exercise because of State of Emergency
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Maldives says it declined India's invitation for Milan 2018 naval exercise because of State of Emergency

The Maldivian ambassador to India on Tuesday said that Maldives declined India's invitation to participate in a naval exercise due to the emergency situation in his country.

Maldives crisis: Pro-Opposition news channel forced to shut broadcast over threats to staff
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Maldives crisis: Pro-Opposition news channel forced to shut broadcast over threats to staff

A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down today following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has sparked international concern.

Maldives political crisis: Situation may worsen further, top UN official tells security council at closed-door meeting
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Maldives political crisis: Situation may worsen further, top UN official tells security council at closed-door meeting

A senior UN official warned Security Council that situation in Maldives where the president has declared a state of emergency may deteriorate even further

Maldives in turmoil: India says 'disturbed' over Yameen govt-Supreme Court standoff, will keep troops ready
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Maldives in turmoil: India says 'disturbed' over Yameen govt-Supreme Court standoff, will keep troops ready

The Indian Navy patrols sea lanes around Maldives as naval cooperation between the two countries are robust.

India 'disturbed' by declaration of emergency in Maldives; no word yet on military action
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India 'disturbed' by declaration of emergency in Maldives; no word yet on military action

Earlier, exiled former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed asked India to intervene militarily to resolve the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives

Ally China 'closely watching' Maldives situation, hopes Male can resolve crisis by itself
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Ally China 'closely watching' Maldives situation, hopes Male can resolve crisis by itself

China, which did not even have its embassy in the Maldives until 2011, has expanded interests in the nation strategically located in the Indian Ocean.

Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis
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Maldives crisis updates: Experts rule out 'Operation Cactus'-like Indian intervention amid country's political crisis

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen declared a 15-day state of emergency in the honeymoon islands, before heavily armed troops stormed the country's top court and a former president was arrested in a deepening political crisis.