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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.

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.
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