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Maldivian president assures actions against religious extremism, rules out imposing emergency

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih has ruled out imposing a state of emergency, saying “this is not the time” for such actions, and assured that the government would take actions against religious extremists

Maldives’ former minister, accused of sexual harassment, sentenced to two months in prison

Former Maldivian Tourism Minister Ali Waheed, accused of sexually harassing several of the ministry’s female employees, has been sentenced to two months and 12 days in prison by the country’s apex court

No flights, public transport & restaurants for unvaccinated people in the Maldives; efforts to boost vaccination

In what seems a pressure tactic to push people to get Covid-19 vaccines, the Maldivian government has announced a range of restrictions, including banning flights, public transport, and indoor dining, for people who aren’t vaccinated yet

Speaker Nasheed assassination attempt suspect released in Maldives

One of the suspects arrested concerning the assassination attempt on Speaker and former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed has been released from police custody

Former Maldives president Yameen to be questioned in journalist murder case

Former President Abdulla Yameen, who is currently serving a jail sentence in a corruption case, will be questioned in connection with the disappearance and murder of a journalist

With Nasheed’s prodding, Maldives’ ruling party passes resolution asking President Solih to impose emergency

In what seems another attempt by Maldives’ former president Mohammed Nasheed to pressure President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih, the ruling MDP passed a resolution, prompted by the former, asking the president to impose a state of emergency in the archipelago

Assassination bid on former president: Maldives concludes probe, names ringleader

Maldivian authorities have concluded the probe into the case involving the failed assassination bid on the country’s former President Mohammed Nasheed and also revealed the identities of ten people, including the mastermind

Maldives to become fully vaccinated tourism destination; 80 resort workers vaccinated

Almost 80 percent of resort workers have been fully vaccinated in the Maldives and 97 percent have received at least one dose, showed the data released by the country’s tourism ministry

Maldives Police signs agreement with Indian construction firm to develop police infrastructure

Maldives Police Service has signed a $48 million agreement with India’s ABL Indira Projects JV to develop multiple projects related to police infrastructure

Maldives' ruling party tussle: Nasheed says difficult to support government if it can’t pass hate crime bill

Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed has said that for him It will be “very difficult” to support the current government after it withdrew the hate crime bill

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