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Maldives lifts emergency after international backlash

Male - The Maldives government Tuesday bowed to mounting international pressure and lifted a state of emergency imposed last week after an alleged plot to blow up the president onboard his speedboat.

Maldives arrests foreigner accused of targeting president

Male - A Sri Lankan national has been arrested in the Maldives after allegedly conspiring to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

Maldives impeaches VP as pressure to lift emergency mounts

Male - The Maldives parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency imposed by President Abdulla Yameen and used extraordinary powers to sack his estranged deputy despite mounting international concern.

Maldives declares state of emergency ahead of rally

Male - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen invoked draconian emergency laws Wednesday, heightening political tensions amid a purge of his lieutenants and sweeping crackdown on dissent, after alleged attempts on his life.

Arrested Maldives vice president threat to national security: Yameen

Male - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Sunday branded his deputy a threat to national security after his arrest over an alleged attempt to assassinate Yameen in a speedboat bombing last month.

Maldives arrests vice president over plot to kill president

Male - Maldivian authorities on Saturday arrested the nation's Vice President Ahmed Adeeb over an alleged plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb last month, the home minister said.

Kerry warns Maldives democracy at risk after mass arrests

Male - US Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday that democracy was in danger in the Maldives as police made nearly 200 arrests at a protest over the jailing of the paradise islands' ex-president.

Mass arrests at Maldives demo over ex-leader's jailing

Male - Police in the Maldives said Saturday they had made nearly 200 arrests during clashes at a protest over the jailing of former president Mohamed Nasheed, after the UN's top rights body denounced his trial as unfair.

Ex-Maldives leader's arrest sparks international concern

Male - The United States and regional power India have voiced concern after former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was forcibly dragged into court to face terrorism charges and denied legal access and medical treatment.

Maldives arrests ex-leader on terrorism charges

Male - Police in the Maldives Sunday arrested former president Mohamed Nasheed under an anti-terror law for the alleged illegal detention of a judge when he was in power more than three years ago.

Maldives declare public holidays to battle water crisis

Male - The upmarket honeymoon destination of Maldives Saturday declared two days of public holidays in bid to manage fraying tempers and ration supplies following a drinking water crisis caused when a fire crippled a key desalination plant.

Maldives declares disaster as capital suffers water crisis

Male - India airlifted drinking water into Male on Friday after a fire at a desalination plant led to severe shortages that have triggered scuffles and attacks on shops in the Maldivian capital.

China's Xi touts 'maritime silk road' on South Asia tour

Male - China's President Xi Jinping enlisted the Maldives' backing for a "21st century maritime silk road" on Monday as he began a tour of South Asia in the strategically located Indian Ocean island chain.

Azkals to face Palestine tonight for AFC Challenge Cup title

The highly-charged and motivated Philippine Azkals tangle with the Palestinian National Football Team tonight at the National Stadium in Maldives for the most coveted AFC Challenge Cup title and for the ticket to the AFC Asian Cup in Australia next year.

Azkals beat Maldives 3-2, battle Palestine Friday for title

The Philippine Azkals barged into the finals of the ongoing AFC Challenge Cup Tuesday (Wednesday morning in Manila) after beating host country Maldives 3-2 in one of the most thrilling games in the AFC Challenge Cup competition.

Azkals battle Maldives in semifinals of AFC Challenge Cup

Fresh from their 2-0 victory over highly-rated Turkmenistan Saturday night, the Philippine Azkals battle host country Maldives tonight in the semifinals of the AFC Challenge Cup at the National Stadium in Male.

Philippine Azkals beat Turkmenistan 2-0 in AFC Challenge Cup

The Philippine Azkals earned a semi-final slot in the on-going AFC Challenge Cup tournament in Maldives after beating the highly-rated Turkmenistan National Football Team in Male, Maldives Saturday night.

Azkals need only a draw to advance in AFC Challenge Cup

The Philippine Azkals need only to draw against Turkmenistan to advance in the semi- finals of the ongoing AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives.

Philippine Azkals hold Afghanistan to scoreless draw

After a kickoff delay caused by stormy weather in Maldives, the Philippine Azkals settled for a scoreless draw against Afghanistan in their first encounter at the Addu Football Stadium in Addu City, Maldives, Tuesday (early Wednesday in Manila)

Philippine Azkals gear up for tough game against Afghanistan

The Philippine Azkals are set to face the Afghanistan Football Team Tuesday night at the Hithadhoo Stadium in Maldives for the team's first assignment under Group B of the AFC Challenge Cup.
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