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  1. News - Asia - The Maldives

    US warns Maldives president after vote blocked

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 02:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Male

    ... Agence France-Presse in Male Washington has put pressure on the Maldives' caretaker president Mohamed Waheed after he failed to step down after his mandate had expired The United States stepped up its criticism of the embattled Maldives on Tuesday, warning caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that a decision to remain in office after his mandate expired was endangering ...

  2. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldives sets new presidential election date

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:04pm by Associated Press in the Maldives

    ... Associated Press in the Maldives The Elections Commission in the Maldives has set a new date for presidential elections prevented from taking place over the past weekend by police Maldives ... but insisted that Hassan must resign. Nasheed’s rivals in the election would be Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, a brother of Maldives’ long-time autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, and tourist resort owner ...

  3. News - World - CRIME

    Moscow accuses US of abducting hacking suspect in Maldives

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... yesterday accused Washington of abducting the son of a Russian lawmaker who was arrested in the Maldives on suspicion of being one of the world's most prolific traffickers of stolen credit card ... in a Russian court. The Russian foreign ministry said Seleznev's detention in the Maldives- from where he was transported to Guam for an initial court appearance- was a "hostile step", ...

  4. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Maldives on a budget: former British military base of Gan

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 11:08pm by Tim Pile

    ... Tim Pile Reminders of its days as a British military base are not difficult to find on one of the less glitzy islands in the Maldives. Words and pictures by Tim Pile Gan, but not forgotten I'm on holiday in the Maldives with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Well, strictly speaking, the British royal couple are staying at a luxury resort in the north of the archipelago while ...

  5. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldives holds parliamentary election despite doubts over its legality

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Male Islanders vote despite doubt over poll's legality Parliamentary elections got under way in the Maldives yesterday despite the island nation's new president expressing doubts over whether the vote can be conducted, officials said. An ally of President Abdulla Yameen had petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday seeking a delay of the polls, ...

  6. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    Maldives court sacks election officials

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 11:02pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Male Maldives court sacks top election officials The Maldives Supreme Court has dismissed the country's top elections officials for failing to follow its guidelines during ... to the Maldives, said the Thowfeek-led commission played an important role in ensuring transparent and credible electoral processes. ...

  7. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    US questions Maldives' commitment to democracy

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:45pm

    ... Associated Press in Sri Lanka State Department criticises Indian Ocean archipelago's top court over sacking of poll commissioner just days before scheduled parliamentary election The United States has criticised the highest court in the Maldives after it sacked the islands’ elections commissioner and gave him a suspended six-month jail term for contempt of court, throwing ...

  8. Big deal

    Posted Oct 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Edited by Nick Walton Angsana Velavaru resort in the Maldives is having its first birthday and with a special rate and free nights from now until the end of February, it's guests who will be celebrating. Exclusively available for online bookings, enjoy room rates from US$160 per person per night for a beachfront villa, including full board (depending on seasonality and room availability). ...

  9. News - Asia

    Maldives president Mohamed Waheed hails Abdulla Yameen presidential election victory

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 05:16am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong Maldives' Waheed says surprise election of Yameen is 'a happy ending' to crisis Outgoing president hails Yameen election victory The outgoing president of the Maldives said yesterday the election of a new head of state signalled "a happy ending" to a political crisis which began when he took power from ...

  10. News - Asia - MALDIVES

    EU warns against autocratic drift in the Maldives

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 04:22pm by Associated Press in Colombo

    ... Associated Press in Colombo After three failed presidential elections democracy in the Maldives is in danger, European Union's High Representative Catherine Ashton says The European Union on Thursday promised “appropriate measures” if the Maldives once again scuttled presidential elections due this weekend and warned the honeymoon destination not to become “autocratic”. EU ...




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