Torrential rain and strong winds caused damages in 14 islands as a bout of bad weather continues to wreak havoc across the Maldives.
Fathmath Thasneem, head... More
MP Faris Maumoon, son of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was barred from visiting his dying aunt in Singapore because he might not return to... More
The Islamic Development Bank has pledged facilities worth more than US$117 million to finance infrastructure and waste management projects.
Finance Minister Ahmed Munawar secured the funds... More
The Maldives Police Service has summoned three liberal bloggers living overseas and threatened to seek prosecution in absentia if they fail to return to the... More
The State Electricity Company has warned of more power cuts in Malé after damage to a high-voltage cable left most of the capital without electricity... More
President Abdulla Yameen has decided on the Maldivian participation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORA).
The decision was made following a Cabinet... More
The Elections Commission has decided to pay out MVR23 million (US$1.5 million) in state funding for four political parties with more than 10,000 registered members.
The supreme court’s judgment declaring itself the final authority on the validity of no-confidence and impeachment votes has drawn widespread criticism from lawyers, lawmakers and... More
Supreme Court of the Maldives has passed a verdict saying that they would be making the final decision in all of the no confidence votes... More
A landing craft that went missing with six people onboard last week was found Saturday night with the help of the Indian navy.
The Maria-3 vessel... More
There’s no connection between the oil spill found in the ocean and the tugboat “Mariya-3” which went missing with six people onboard while traveling from... More
Torrential rain, thunderstorms, and rough seas have been wreaking havoc across the Maldives with the onset of the south-west monsoon.
On Wednesday night, a tornado struck the southernmost... More
The criminal court has lifted restrictive conditions imposed on Maldives opposition Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim when he was released from police custody last week.
The Attorney General’s office has asked the supreme court to determine that the parliament can only dismiss cabinet ministers for committing an impeachable offence.
According to... More
Female candidates won majorities on island councils for the first time in the Maldives’ third municipal elections on May 6.
Voters on the islands of Thakandhoo... More
Case of the brutal murder of local human rights activist and blogger – Yameen Rasheed- has been sent to relevant United Nations committees for inquiry by... More
The Maldives criminal court has released Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim with conditions after 20 days in police custody.
According to defence lawyer Hisaan Hussain, the... More
Amid the initial confusion over contrasting provisional results, both parties had claimed victory in the elections.
The confusion seems to stem from the contrasting preliminary results... More
Abdul Aleem, the secretary-general of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s faction of the divided ruling party, has paid an MVR85,000 (US$5,500) fine for contempt of... More
Both the ruling PPM and opposition coalitions in Maldives have claimed victory in the local council elections held on Saturday (6 May).
The ruling coalition lead... More
The Maldives local council election campaign concluded with final rallies in Malé on Thursday night followed by marches and vehicle rallies across the country on... More