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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.

Maldives' election chief sacked after vote chaos

Male - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the country's elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.Less than a fortnight before parliamentary elections are...

Maldives' election chief sacked after vote chaos

Male - The Supreme Court in the Maldives has sacked the elections chief and handed him a suspended jail term after he criticised judges during last year's chaotic contest to choose a president.Less than a fortnight before parliamentary elections are due, Chie...

Azkals to face Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Laos in AFC Challenge

The Philippine Azkals will be facing Turkmenistan, Afghanistian, and Laos in Group B of the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup in Maldives, the-AFC.com announced after the draw was conducted Wednesday at the Paradise Island Resort in the Maldives.

Philippine Azkals head to Maldives Challenge cup with new coach

The Philippine Azkals will be heading to Maldives for the AFC Challenge Cup with newly appointed German-American coach Thomas Dooley, who recently replaced former Azkals coach Michael Weis.

Philippine Azkals gear up for Malaysia friendly March 1

Members and coaching staff of the Philippine men's national football team Azkals are gearing up for a friendly game with the Malaysian football team scheduled for March 1 at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Maldives girl spared of 100 lashes after global anger

A 15-year-old girl who was sentenced to 100 lashes in the Maldives after she was raped by her step-father has had the sentence overturned thanks to an international campaign.

Philippine Azkals to face Indonesia Aug.14

The Philippine Azkals will face the Indonesian national football team in a friendly game Aug. 14 at the Manahan Stadium, Indonesia in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives.

What's really going on in the Maldives?

What would make the first democratically elected president of an island, which accumulates its largest economic activity from tourism, quit office and then hide in the Indian Embassy out of fear?

Alleged Maldives teen rape victim sentenced to 100 lashes

Male - A teenage girl in the Maldives who was allegedly raped by her stepfather has been sentenced to 100 whip lashes under Sharia law for engaging in premarital sex.

Teenage girl faces public lashing for pre-marital sex in Maldives

A 16-year-old girl in the Maldives has been convicted under Sharia law to a public flogging for engaging in pre-marital sex. The 29-year-old man she confessed to having sex with has been sentenced to 10 years in jail.

President Waheed ratifies Domestic Violence Bill in Maldives

The first bill in the Maldives for the prevention of domestic violence was ratified today by President Dr Mohamed Waheed.

Maldives: Islamic extremists destroy priceless Buddhist statues

In an episode of mindless vandalism reminiscent of the Aghan Taliban's destruction of priceless historical artefact's in 2001, members of an Islamic mob destroyed priceless Buddhist statues in the Maldives earlier this week.
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