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100% Islamic Maldives has the highest percentage of women police in Asia


The 100% Islamic Maldives has the distinction of having the highest percentage of female police officers in South and South-East Asia. According to “Rough Roads To Equality: Women in Police... More

IPU concerns over human rights violations against Maldives lawmakers


The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) has expressed concern over human rights violation against opposition lawmakers in the Maldives. In a press statement Wednesday (October 18), the global organisation of national parliaments... More

Probe finds Maldivian model in Bangladesh was not murdered


Bangladeshi police have concluded that Raudha Athif, a 21-year-old Maldivian medical student who was found hanged in her college dorm room, committed suicide after a breakup with her boyfriend. In... More

Opposition protest outside Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka


 Dozens of opposition supporters protested in front of the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo Thursday against human rights violations. Independent MP Ahmed Mahloof told the Maldives Independent that about 50 people... More

Maldives’ Parliament sitting ends within 13 minutes


Parliament sitting resumed at 09:00hrs on Monday after it had gone into recess last month, was short-lived as opposition protests had interrupted the flow of the session. Opposition members had... More

EP calls for targeted sanctions over ‘dramatic deterioration’ of Maldives democracy ...


The European Parliament (EP) Thursday adopted a resolution calling on member states to consider imposing individual targeted sanctions over “the deteriorating political and human rights situation in the Maldives... More

45th anniversary of Maldives-China diplomatic relations marked


68th Republic Day of China and 45th anniversary of Maldives-China diplomatic relations has been marked on Friday in Maldives. Chinese Ambassador to Maldives H.E Zhang hosted a dinner tonight... More

Maldives downplays UK warning of ‘very likely’ terror attack


The Maldives Wednesday played down the United Kingdom’s updated travel advice to the country which said terrorists were “very likely” to carry out an attack, stressing the tropical paradise... More

Maldives: Opposition MP’s remand appeal on hold over change of judge


The  Maldives High Court has decided to put the remand appeal of Dhiggaru MP Faris Maumoon on hold until the Supreme Court reaches a decision regarding the abrupt change... More

Maldives Parliament speaker chamber elevation rumors rebuffed


Recent talks by the opposition alleging the parliament will see its speaker chamber elevating to 10 feet has been rebuffed by parliament's deputy speaker and Hulhu-Henveiru constituency lawmaker "Reeko"... More

Development of three airports to commence this year: President Yameen


The development of airports in three islands will commence this year, announced President Abdulla Yameen on Monday. Speaking at the reopening ceremony of the domestic Kooddoo Airport in Gaafu Ali... More

Qasim’s condition is serious and doctors refuse to let him fly :...


JP Spokesperson Ali Solih have said that MV opposition leader Qasim Ibrahim’s condition is serious and the doctors refused to give permission for Qasim Ibrahim to fly. Speaking at a... More

Stronger UN needed to resolve issues: Maldives


Maldives states that a stronger United Nation is required in order to counter the issues faced across the globe. Speaking at the 72nd General Assembly of United Nations (UN), Maldivian... More

Heightened security at Maldives airport ‘a precautionary measure’


Security has been heightened at the Velana International Airport as a precautionary measure, the defence minister has said after soldiers began carrying weapons and explosives detectors at the airport... More

A Fatwa office inaugurated for the first time in Maldives!


Government has created a Fatwa office for the first time. The office is located in STO Trade Center. The office was inaugurated officially by Islamic Minister Dr.Ahmed Ziyad Bagir. Under... More

Maldives: Fenaka’s once rumoured graft comes to light with shocking audit report


The latest audit report on Fenaka Corporation has exposed major cases of corruption within the state run utilities company. The report signed by Maldives Auditor General Hassan Ziyath was... More

Maldives concludes free-trade talks with China


Maldives has successfully concluded its free trade talks with China that had commenced back in September 18, 2015. Making it two years since the discussion kicked off. The free trade... More

Maldives would push UN to enter Rohingya crisis


Permamant Appointee to the United Nations from the Maldives, Dr. Ali Naseer has said that the Maldives will push the UN to stop the human rights violations by the... More

Maldives: Govt under fire for abstaining from UN anti-genocide vote


The Maldives abstained from voting on a motion to deliberate initiative against the genocides, killings and persecution in various countries at the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations,... More

Ex-pres Maumoon maintains he is still leader of ruling party


As the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) has not officially voted out the former president and PPM founder Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as the party’s leader, he still holds... More

Maldivian envoy picks holes in Nasheed’s charge that he is planning to...


Maldivian Ambassador designate in Sri Lanka, Md. Hussain Shareef, on Wednesday trashed former President Mohamed Nasheed’s charge that he is planning to kidnap him and deport him to the... More

COLUMN

New Afghan strategy offers war not victory or peace

In its search for a strategy that might bring a victory -- or even a semblance of it -- in its longest war ever, the US is ending up offering more years of warfare than peace to... More

Will the Sinha to Miah transition solve the crisis?

Chief Justice Sinha is already history after his flight to Australia amidst much drama and corruption allegations made by the Government. His has been a dramatic regime anyway which began with calls to uphold the supremacy of... More

Bank failure not an option

Over the years many highly developed economies with sophisticated markets and long functioning banking systems have faced significant banking crises or banking failures. The role of Central Banks is critical in not only preventing and/or pre-empting failures... More

Aung San Suu Kyi reveals the strategic plans for Rakhine

At long last Aung San Suu Kyi has finally revealed the government’s new strategic plans for the trouble state of Rakhine. This is essentially the long-promised roadmap constructed around the recommendations of the Kofi Annan Advisory Commission... More

India’s Afghanistan venture has its limits

Clearly an important part of the United States’ “regional approach” to Afghanistan is the role that India is to play in re-building the war-torn country. Notwithstanding the crucial consequences this policy would produce in terms of triggering... More

EDITOR'S CHOICE

Afghanistan’s tryst with China begins – in Washington

Afghanistan has been accepted as a permanent member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Jin Liqun, president of the Beijing-based institution, formally presented a certificate confirming... More

Slowdown haunts Indian government unwilling to admit its mis-steps

Seventy years after independence, India’s economy is at a critical juncture. Two years ago, thanks to a surge in growth since 2005 and China’s slowdown, India celebrated... More

Missing a Nobel chance

The Nobel Peace Prize, 2017, has just been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Had India joined 122 other member-states of the United... More

Fight the lie with the truth

The truth about Myanmar must be told, 10,000 times 10 years, the government of Myanmar has committed genocide against the Rohingya people. This is not a complicated issue,... More

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Gorkhaland, Mamata and the Chinese factor

Just a few days ago I warned two young student leaders in Darjeeling of West Bengal, against the violent movement which has started there for a separate... More