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Bidding process for 16 islands extended in Maldives

The bidding of 16 islands in the Maldives for resort redevelopment projects has been extended, the country’s tourism ministry informed

Maldives: Expatriates found violating curfews will be deported

Expatriates in the Maldives, who are found violating curfew, will be deported to their respective countries, Maldivian authorities have decided

Journalists voice concern as Maldives parliament orders inquiry into investigative report

Media groups in the Maldives, including the Maldives Journalist Association (MJA), have raised concern over a recent inquiry ordered by a parliament committee into an investigative report regarding the security details of Speaker Nasheed, reported Sun news

Committed to provide vaccines to Maldives: Russia

Russia has assured the Maldives that it is committed to expediting the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines to the Indian Ocean archipelago, reported Raajje TV

Maldives tightens restrictions, closes down mosques in Male amid virus surge

As daily COVID-19 infections remain unchecked in the Maldives, authorities have tightened restrictions, including closing down mosques and introducing a permit system, in capital city Male

Myanmar: Rights expert welcomes fresh sanctions against junta, urges other nations ‘step up’

The announcement this week of new coordinated sanctions against Myanmar’s military rulers by a handful of Western governments has been welcomed by the UN independent expert monitoring the human rights situation in the country

Maldives records highest single-day surge

The Maldives on Thursday reported the highest-ever single-day surge in Covid-19 cases, crossing the 2100 mark. Around 1700 cases alone came from its capital Male

Security beefed at Maldives’ parliament building after intel alert

Authorities in the Maldives have beefed up security at the archipelago’s parliament building after security agencies in the country sounded alert over a possible attack

Israel to donate vaccines to Maldives

Israel will donate vaccines to the Maldives along with 18 other countries, reported Sun news. Israel, which has rolled out one of the fastest vaccination drives in the world, will donate 1000-5000 Moderna vaccines to these nations

Emergency motion submitted in Maldives’ parliament to ban Israeli tourists

A lawmaker in the Maldives has submitted an emergency motion in the archipelago’s parliament, demanding a temporary ban on Israeli tourists, reported Sun news

Former Maldives president Nasheed leaves for Germany for treatment

Maldives’ former president Mohammed Nasheed, who escaped an assassination attempt last week, has on Thursday departed for Germany to seek further medical treatment there, reported Raajje TV

119 state officials benefited in MMPRC scandal; government releases names

Around 119 former and incumbent state officials of the Maldives government are in the list of the suspected beneficiary in the MMPRC scandal that happened during the reign of former president Abdullah Yameen, reported Raajje TV

Maldives halts visa on arrival for South Asian countries

Worried about fast-spreading variants of coronavirus, authorities in the Maldives have stopped issued visa-on-arrival for tourists coming from South Asian countries, reported Rajje TV

Maldives to order intelligence audit of security forces

Days after the failed assassination bid on former president Mohammed Nasheed, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih said the government will soon order an intelligence audit of national security forces

Police arrest key suspect accused of targeting former Maldives president

Authorities in the Maldives say they have arrested a key suspect who is believed to have detonated the IED that targeted the Maldives’ former president Mohammed Nasheed on Thursday, reported Raajje TV

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