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Indebted Maldives sending envoy to China

Male - The Maldives foreign minister will visit Beijing before the end of 2018, officials said Wednesday, likely seeking to renegotiate the archipelago's Chinese debt.

Maldives lifts state of emergency

Male - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday, a day after senior political opponents were charged with trying to topple him last month.

Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

Male - The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally.

Pro-opposition Maldives broadcaster shuts over threats

Male - A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down Friday following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has sparked international concern.

Maldives top judge threatened with death: lawyer

Male - The Maldives' top judge received death threats before his arrest in a regime crackdown, his lawyer said Thursday ahead of a United Nations Security Council hearing on the island nation's political crisis.

Maldives crackdown an 'assault on democracy': UN rights chief

Male - A crackdown on dissent in the Maldives is tantamount to "an all-out assault on democracy", the UN human rights chief warned Wednesday, after President Abdulla Yameen appeared to gain the upper hand in a bitter power struggle.

As Maldives crisis worsens, Nasheed returns to main stage

Male - A decade after he swept to power in the Maldives' first democratic elections, exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed is again pushing for change -- by force if necessary -- as his island homeland spirals into crisis.

Trouble in paradise: What's happening in the Maldives?

Male - The political crisis in the Maldives deepened this week after embattled President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency and ordered the arrest of top judges and a former president.

Maldives seek to project calm but tourists told to stay away

Male - The Maldives on Tuesday sought to reassure tourists they would be safe as governments warned their citizens to steer clear of the troubled honeymoon islands amid a spiralling political crisis.

Maldives declares state of emergency as crisis deepens

Male - Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen on Monday declared a 15-day state of emergency, his aide Azima Shukoor announced, deepening the political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation.

Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

Male - The Maldives' top judge was arrested Tuesday as security forces stormed the Supreme Court at dawn, after President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency in the honeymoon islands.

Maldives govt warns top court against impeaching president

Male - The beleaguered Maldives government Sunday ordered police and troops to resist any move by the Supreme Court to arrest or impeach President Abdulla Yameen over his refusal to release political prisoners.

Maldives shuts parliament, resists order to free dissidents

Male - Maldivian authorities Saturday announced an indefinite postponement of parliament as President Abdulla Yameen's regime resisted international pressure to comply with a landmark Supreme Court order to free political prisoners.

Maldives court releases ex-president in stunning blow to regime

Male - The Maldives' top court Thursday ordered the release of nine key political prisoners in a surprise move that cleared the way for exiled former leader Mohamed Nasheed to run for president.

Eggs hurled in parliament as Maldives crisis drags on

Male - Lawmakers belonging to rival parties hurled eggs across the Maldives parliament Thursday in chaotic scenes described by a top US envoy as "disturbing" as a protracted political crisis in the honeymoon islands worsened.

Maldives opposition slams 'despotic' Commonwealth exit

Male - The main Maldives opposition party accused President Abdulla Yameen of behaving like a despot Friday for quitting the Commonwealth in the face of mounting criticism over his rights record.

Maldives quits Commonwealth over rights row

Male - The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically elected leader four years ago.

Maldives court upholds jail sentence for ex-leader Nasheed

Male - The Maldives Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 13-year prison sentence passed last year on the country's first democratically elected president Mohamed Nasheed, who is living in exile in Britain.

Maldives 'disappointed' Nasheed won't travel to Britain

Male - The Maldives government said Monday it was "disappointed" that jailed former leader Mohamed Nasheed would not travel to Britain for surgery after he rejected a demand for a relative to guarantee his return.

Maldives give jailed Nasheed 30 days' leave for surgery

Male - Jailed Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has been given 30 days' leave from prison to travel to Britain for urgent surgery and was expected to leave later Sunday, the prisons chief said.
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