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Maldives to join CDRI charter

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has decided to seek Parliament’s consideration for the Maldives to join the charter of the Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI). The president is seeking parliament approval following Cabinet approval of the proposal

Civil aviation policy of Maldives for next five years formed

Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation Aishath Nahula has formulated the civil aviation policy of the Maldives for the next five years

Maldives foreign minister meets with envoys of ASEAN countries

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Monday met with the High Commissioners and Ambassadors of the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations accredited to the Maldives

Maldives’ population crosses half a million mark

New numbers released by the National Bureau of Statistics estimated the population of the Maldives to be 5,57,426

700,000 tourists likely to visit Maldives in 2021, says minister

The Finance Minister on Wednesday said 700,000 tourists are expected to visit the Maldives next year

Maldives needs debt restructuring without additional fines: Speaker Nasheed

As the pandemic ceases the island nation’s income, Maldives nears loan repayment deadlines. The country’s parliament speaker and former president, Nasheed, called for the restructuring of its debts without additional fines

Maldives: Women’s quota in local councils isn’t unconstitutional, says Attorney General’s office

Speaking in the high court, in response to a petition filed in the HC seeking revision in the act, the Maldives Attorney General’s office said quota for women in local council is neither discriminatory nor unconstitutional

State of public health emergency extended by another month in Maldives

Housing Minister and Acting Health Minister Mohamed Aslam has ordered for the state of public health emergency declared in the Maldives in response to the coronavirus pandemic to be extended to November 5

Maldives: Government allays concerns over new defamation bill

The Auditor General's Office of Maldives clarified, in a statement to Sun media, the proposed new defamation would not hamper the freedom of media in any way

Former Maldives vice president gets 20 years in prison

Ahmed Abeed Abdul Gafoor, the former vice president of Maldives, was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Monday evening by a Criminal Court, in a case involving embezzlement and money laundering in Maldives Marketing and Public Relation Corporation(MMPRC)

Maldives: Government eases limit in US dollar sales to commercial bank

The Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) on Monday increased the limits on additional sale of the US dollar to commercial banks in the country

Maldives movie star, wife arrested for sexually abusing underage boy

Local Maldives movie star Mohamed Yunaan and his wife Fathimath Rihula have been arrested for sexually abusing an underage boy

Maldives confiscates passport of former immigration controller

The Maldives’s government confiscated the passport of Hassan Ali, Maldives’ former controller of immigration. Hassan has been facing an inquiry regarding a missing journalist Ahmed Rilwan

Maldives’ historic Friday Mosque reopens with India’s help

Maldives’s historic Friday Mosque opens for public after having been closed for nearly a year for renovation work

Drugs seized, several arrested in drug operation in Addu

A large number of people have been arrested in a drug operation conducted in Addu CIty, Maldives