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Maldives includes sign language for broadcasting parliament session

Sign language will be used in all the sessions from Monday, 18 April onwards, as well as any significant interviews as well, said Hassan Ziyaau, the Communications Director for Parliament.

Maldives signs defense agreement with US; India welcomes move

The agreement with the US is among many initiatives Male has been taking to diversify its defense and security ties, with the US expanding its ties with the Indian Ocean archipelago and opening an embassy in Male as a recognition of its strategic location in the intersection of important sea lanes

Former Maldives president Yameen calls for demilitarized IOR; seeks to make political capital of negligible Indian military presence

The Indian Ocean Region (IOR) should remain a demilitarized zone, former Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen said, opposing the alleged presence of Indian military personnel in the strategically located archipelago, which has lately emerged as a key battleground for influence between the two big Asian powers, India and China

Russian superrich move superyachts to the Maldives amid western sanctions

Amid growing western sanctions on Russia, at least five superyachts owned by Russian billionaires are either anchored in or moving around the Maldives, a small Indian Ocean archipelago and a luxury tourism destination, media reports say citing ship tracking data

Ukraine war to significantly impact tourism, says Maldives tourism minister; pins hopes on China to offset potential loss

The ongoing war in Ukraine will significantly impact the tourism industry,  said Maldives’ Tourism Minister Abdullah Mausoom, as tourists from Russia and Ukraine, the two countries at war now, comprise almost 20 percent of the country’s total tourists

The Maldives to extend visas of stranded Ukrainian tourists; worried about war effect on tourist flow

The Maldives has announced that it was planning to extend visas of Ukrainian tourists who got stranded in the archipelago as commercial flights canceled their operations to Ukraine after the conflict broke out last week

Maldives welcomes Air India flight with a water cannon salute marking 46 years of air service

Tourism-dependent Maldives welcomed Air India flight AI-267 with a water cannon salute at Male airport on Monday, commemorating 46 years of air service between the two countries

Maldives puts bill criminalizing the ‘India out’ campaign on hold amid political differences

The Maldives government has put the bill that seeks to criminalize the ‘India Out’ campaign led by former president Abdullah Yameen on hold amid some “concerns” within the ruling coalition

Maldives to get Reliance Jio’s Multi Terabit India-Asia-Xpress undersea cable system; vision to make it South Asia's communications hub

Reliance Jio Infocomm, India's largest mobile operator, will land the multi-terabit India-Asia-Xpress (IAX) undersea cable system in the Maldives’ Hulhumale, a reclaimed island south of North Male, the company confirmed in a statement on Monday

‘India out’ most dangerous campaign in Maldives' history, says Maldives' Defence Minister

On Thursday, the defence minister reiterated that the campaign posed a threat to Maldivian nationals living in India and foreigners staying in the archipelago

Britain establishes diplomatic mission in the Maldives; Australia to follow suit

Britain has established its high commission in the Maldives’ capital Male, becoming the first European country to open a diplomatic mission in the country for its luxury tourism and white sandy beaches

India, Maldives discuss closer defence and strategic ties

Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar met Maldives Defence Minister Mariya Didi in Male, the country's capital, discussed enhancing defense cooperation between the two countries

Indian military isn’t a threat; Indians in service sector threatened by ‘India Out’ campaign: Maldivian authorities

Indian military personnel, even if stationed in the Maldives, pose “no threat to civilians’ security”, the archipelago’s top police official said, as opposition parties intensify protests under the banner of the “India Out” campaign. The government this week plans to table a bill seeking to criminalize the campaign which, authorities say, is now threatening Indians working in the country’s service sector

Maldives ponders law banning anti-India protests

The Maldives government is considering bringing in a law that will, indirectly, criminalize the ongoing “India-Out” campaign spearheaded by former president Abdullah Yameen

We will live with the virus, says Maldives, as another Covid-19 wave threatens economic recovery

We are now focussing on living with the virus, the Maldives government said on Monday, as the archipelago recorded over 2400 Covid-19 cases, the highest since the pandemic began in March 2020


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