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Maldives to hold presidential poll in September

Male |Friday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
The first round of presidential elections in Maldives will be held in early September and preparations for the polls have already begun, the Elections Commission has announced.... read..
 

Maldives not opposed to UN mediating all-party talks: Fisheries Minister

Male |Thursday, 2018 7:15:05 PM IST
Maldives Fisheries Minister Mohamed Shainee on Thursday denied that the government is opposed to the UN mediation in all-party talks to resolve the ongoing political strife in the Indian Ocean nation.... read..
 

No valid reason for extension of Emergency in Maldives, says MEA

New Delhi | Thursday, Feb 22 2018 IST
India on Thursday said it saw "no valid reason" for extension of Emergency in Maldives and asserted that it "sincerely desires" that democracy returns in Maldives and the situation returns to normal. "It is our sincere desire to see that democracy in Mald... read..
 

Maldives President turns down UN Secretary-General's mediation offer

United Nations |Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 AM IST
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has turned down UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' offer to mediate between him and the opposition in the ongoing political crisis, Guterres's Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said.... read..
 

Maldives counters India's criticism, says facts ignored by New Delhi

New Delhi | Thursday, Feb 22 2018 IST
Reacting to India's assertion that the extension of the state of emergency by the people's Majlis in Maldives was unconstitutional, Maldives on Thursday termed India's assertion as a ``clear distortion of facts'' which ignore the Constitution and Laws of ... read..
 

Extension of emergency: Maldives says India's remark a 'distortion of facts'

Male [Maldives] | February 22, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Reacting to concerns raised by India over the extension of the State of Emergency in the Maldives, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Thursday said the assertion by the Government of India about the extension is a clear distortion of fact... read..
 

'Emergency in Maldives extended against our Constitution'

Male [Maldives] | February 22, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Maldivian Deputy Minister of Education Dr Ahmed Riyaz, who lately resigned, underscored that the State of Emergency (SOE) in the country, which has been extended for an additional 30 days, is "against our Constitution".... read..
 

Emergency will hamper restoration of normalcy in Maldives: India

New Delhi | Wednesday, Feb 21 2018 IST
India on Wednesday disapproved the decision of the Maldives government to extend 'state of Emergency' and said such a move will further delay restoration of normalcy in Maldives. "We are deeply dismayed that the Government of Maldives has extended the Sta... read..
 

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

By Mohamed Junayd MALE | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis. Countries including the United States, India and Canada ... read..
 

Maldives should restore democratic practices: India

New Delhi [India] | February 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Maintaining its position on the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives, India said that after the revocation of the emergency, democratic institutions, including the judiciary, should be allowed to function independently and in a fair and transparent ma... read..
 

US urges Maldives to end Emergency, uphold rule of law

Washington |Wednesday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
The US has urged Maldives to end a state of Emergency that has been in place in the country since the beginning of February.... read..
 

No Chinese warship movement detected near waters of Maldives

New Delhi [India] | February 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Sources in the Indian Navy have refuted reports about deployment of Chinese warships in the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean near The Maldives.... read..
 

US disappointed over extension of Emergency in Maldives

Washington | Wednesday, Feb 21 2018 IST
The United States has expressed its disappointment over the reports that Maldivian President Yameen had extended the State of Emergency in that country for an additional 30 days. In a press statement here on Tuesday, Ms Heather Nauert, Department Spokesp... read..
 

India deeply dismayed by Maldives emergency extension

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday expressed deep dismay at the Maldives Parliament extending the state of emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation by 30 days.... read..
 

US disappointment over extension of emergency in Maldives

Washington D.C. [USA] | February 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The United States (US) has expressed disappointment over the extension of the State of Emergency in the Maldives and by President Abdulla Yameen for an additional 30 days.... read..
 

Maldives prosecutor general says extension to state of emergency is unconstitutional -sources, media

COLOMBO | Wednesday, Feb 21 2018 IST
Maldives Prosecutor General Aishath Bisham has said parliament's approval of a 30-day extension to the state of emergency is unconstitutional, two sources and local media said on Wednesday. Parliament approved on Tuesday the extension sought by President... read..
 

India expresses dismay over emergency extension in Maldives

New Delhi [India] | February 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing dismay over the extension of the State of Emergency in The Maldives, India said the consequent delay in the resumption of the political process and the continuing suspension of the functioning of democratic institutions, including the judiciary... read..
 

SAARC parliamentary body appeals for restoration of democracy in Maldives

Colombo [Sri Lanka] | February 21, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing concern over the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives, where democratic norms have been cast aside, the Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has appealed to the Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament) in the Maldive... read..
 

Maldives should restore democratic practices: India

New Delhi [India] | February 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Maintaining its position on the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives, India said that after the revocation of the emergency, democratic institutions, including the judiciary, should be allowed to function independently and in a fair and transparent ma... read..
 

India against Maldives emergency extension (Lead)

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
The Maldives Parliament on Tuesday extended the ongoing state of emergency by another month even as India said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation will not be extended.... read..
 

Maldives extends State of Emergency for 30 days

Male [Maldives] | February 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Maldives Parliament on Tuesday approved the extension of the State of Emergency by 30 days, a day after President Abdulla Yameen sought the extension citing threat to national security and the constitutional crisis in the country.... read..
 

Chinese warships enter East Indian Ocean amid Maldives tensions

SHANGHAI | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Eleven Chinese warships sailed into the East Indian Ocean this month, a Chinese news portal said, amid a constitutional crisis in the tiny tropical island chain of the Maldives now under a state of emergency. A fleet of destroyers and at least one frigat... read..
 

Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

By Mohamed Junayd MALE | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders. The tiny Indian Oce... read..
 

SAARC parliamentary body appeals for restoration of democracy in Maldives

Colombo [Sri Lanka] | February 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Expressing concern over the ongoing political crisis in the Maldives, where democratic norms have been cast aside, the Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has appealed to the Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament) in the Maldive... read..
 

Maldives crisis: China sends naval task force to muscle India, Aus

Beijing | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Chinese warships have entered the Indian Ocean, marking a significant shift in regional power, the News.Com Au has reported. According to the report, they're there to keep India away from Beijing's interests in the strife-torn Maldive Islands. And their p... read..
 

Amid crisis in Maldives, Nasheed meets Sitharaman

New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Amid continuing Constitutional crisis and political instability in Maldives, former President Mohammad Nasheed had a meeting with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman two days ago. The chance meeting took place on the sidelines of a seminar organized b... read..
 

Parliament extends Maldives Emergency by 30 days (Lead)

Male |Tuesday, 2018 9:15:05 PM IST
Following a request by Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the ongoing state of Emergency by 30 days, despite a lack of quorum.... read..
 

No Chinese naval movement detected near Maldives: Indian Navy

New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Amidst media reports over Chinese naval movement in the Indian Ocean, the Indian Navy sources said there was no Chinese warship movement detected near the Constitutional-crisis Maldives. "We have a very robust surveillance system and we have clear ma... read..
 

Hope Maldives emergency is not extended: India

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Even as the Maldives' parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of emergency by an additional 15 days, India on Tuesday said that it expected that the emergency in the Indian Ocean archipelago n... read..
 

Maldives leader seeks approval to extend state of emergency

By Mohamed Junayd MALE | Monday, Feb 19 2018 IST
Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday sought parliamentary approval to extend a state of emergency by 30 days, saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved. Yameen imposed a state of emer... read..
 

India hopes Maldives will not extend Emergency

New Delhi | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
Hoping that the political process in Maldives can resume with immediate effect, India on Tuesday expressed the hope that the Island nation would not seek any extension of the State of Emergency further. "After the revocation of the Emergency, democrati... read..
 

Maldives Emergency extended by 30 days

Male |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Maldives' Parliament on Tuesday approved extending the state of Emergency by 30 days following a request by President Abdulla Yameen.... read..
 

SAARC parliamentary body expresses concern, wants rule of law restored in Maldives

Colombo |Tuesday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Chairman of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians has written to Maldives Speaker raising concerns over the current political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation urging it to immediately take steps to restore normalcy and respect for th... read..
 

No Chinese warship movement detected near waters of Maldives

New Delhi [India] | February 20, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
Sources in the Indian Navy have refuted reports about deployment of Chinese warships in the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean near The Maldives.... read..
 

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days

MALE | Tuesday, Feb 20 2018 IST
The Maldives' parliament on Tuesday approved the extension of the state of emergency by 30 days, a day after President Abdulla Yameen sought it saying a threat to national security had not diminished and a constitutional crisis had not been resolved. The... read..
 

Maldives Parliament committee approves extension of Emergency (Lead)

Male |Monday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
Maldives' parliamentary committee on national security passed a resolution on Monday to extend the ongoing state of Emergency by an additional 15 days.... read..
 

Maldives unrest: Police use force against opposition leaders

Male [Maldives] | February 17, 2018 12:01:13 AM IST
The political unrest in the Maldives deepened further when the police used force to crack down on Maldivian opposition leaders, who continued to hold anti-government protests.... read..
 

UN to contact Maldives leaders in response to opposition request: Spokesperson

United Nations |Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 AM IST
The UN will be making contacts with Maldives leaders in response to the request by the opposition leaders for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to oversee the all-party talks proposed by that nation's President Abdulla Yameen, Guterres's Spokesperson Ste... read..
 
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