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Rift in Maldives’s ruling party out in open

Former Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed has reportedly said that he could no longer stand in political alignment with President Mohammed Solih

Two arrested in Maldives for threat to bomb presidential residence

Security forces in the Maldives on Friday arrested two people who had allegedly threatened to bomb the official residence of President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, media reports said

Maldives eases restrictions for vaccinated people; curfew lifted in Male

Amid the significant reduction in the daily Covid-19 cases, the Maldives lifted curfew from capital Male and announced relaxation for vaccinated people in interisland travel

UNGA accomplishment a global recognition of Maldives' diplomacy: President Solih

Calling the country’s victory in the United Nations General Assembly presidential election “a proud accomplishment”, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih said it showed the archipelago’s diplomatic efforts gained global recognition

Discontent growing between former president Nasheed and Maldivian government

Former Maldives president Mohammad Nasheed, who escaped an assassination bid on 6 May, has expressed his dissatisfaction with the ongoing probe into the case and asked his government to also find the people who planned and funded the attack

Former Maldivian president Nasheed seeks change to parliamentary system

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has confirmed that he planned on running in the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) primary for the next presidential election

Maldives simplifies business, abolishes revenue stamp for official documents

The Maldives on Monday has abolished the usage of revenue stamps for official documents as the country’s parliament passed a bill  ceasing its usage to make business transaction simpler

Maldives receives Covishield vaccines from anonymous well-wisher

The Maldives’ Health Ministry has said that they received a new shipment of Covishield from an “anonymous generous well-wisher”, enabling the country to resume its vaccination drive

Special envoy in Maldives to monitor probe into terrorist attack on ex-president

Abbas Faiz, a British human rights expert appointed by the Maldives government as special envoy to monitor the investigation and prosecution of the terrorist attack against Parliament Speaker and former President Mohamed Nasheed, has arrived in the island nation

Security tightened around Indian and Chinese missions in the Maldives

Maldives authorities have tightened security measures at the High Commission of India as well as the Embassy of China in the nation’s congested capital, Malé City following threats to the two diplomatic missions

Maldivian professor who supported female genital mutilation fired from job

A university in the Maldives has been fired a lecturer who has repeatedly and publicly supported female genital mutilation  (FGM) after his controversial tweets outraged many, including human rights activists and Islamic scholars

Maldivian man sentenced to 32 years in prison for molesting stepdaughter

A 52-year-old Maldivian man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison by a court for sexually abusing his stepdaughter for over a year

Maldives: Pandemic hit cafes, restaurants get $3.1 million in relief loans

The Maldives has disbursed around $3.1 million in the form of relief loans to cafes and restaurants as the industry continues to bear the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic

Japan to donate sea ambulances to the Maldives

Japan will donate ten ambulances and nine sea ambulances to the Maldives, announced the archipelago’s Health Minister Ahmed Naseem, to support the country’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Maldives becomes first developing nation to phase out HCFC to protect ozone layer

The Maldives has successfully completely phased out Hydrofluorocarbon (HCFC)--used for refrigeration and extremely harmful gas to the ozone layer - becoming the first among developing countries to achieve this historic environmental milestone,  ten years ahead of the deadline fixed for phasing out

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