The private broadcaster Raajje TV has raised more than MVR4 million (US$260,000) to help Rohingya Muslim refugees fleeing violence in the Buddhist-majority Myanmar’s Rakhine state.
“We initially targeted for MVR1 million during... More
The Maldives' judicial authorities have suspended 56 lawyers after they accused the country's courts and other institutions of not upholding the rule of law, a lawyer said Monday.
The indefinite... More
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has canceled a visit to the Maldives to speak at the annual session of the World Health Organisation’s regional committee for Southeast Asia.
A senior manager... More
The Elections Commission has declared that MP Abdulla Ahmed has been stripped of his seat following his expulsion from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives.
The electoral body informed parliament... More
The Maldivian government has condemned the atrocities being committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and ceased all trade ties with the country.
A statement issued by the Foreign Ministry... More
Nasheed cautions India on Beijing’s growing role in Indian Ocean island including in strategic infrastructure projects
The presence of three Chinese Naval warships in the Maldives is unprecedented and... More
Former Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has urged the security forces to stop the electoral body from holding parliamentary by-elections in six constituencies, a move he contended would be... More
The government of India will not interfere in the civil affairs of Maldives, says Deputy Speaker of People’s Majlis, Hulhu-Henveyru MP Reeko Moosa Manik.
The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives... More
Chaos ensued shortly after lawmakers had thrown poultry eggs at the Majlis speaker's seat during Thursday's proceedings, resulting in violence erupting between both wings of politicians.
Initially the attacker unknown... More
Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed presided over Wednesday’s sitting of parliament under heavy military guard amid clashes between opposition and pro-government lawmakers.
Walled off from protesting MPs by soldiers in plainclothes,... More
The Maldives People’s Majlis resumed after a three-week hiatus Tuesday morning with soldiers surrounding embattled Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed as opposition lawmakers called for his resignation.
Speaking over the clamour... More
12 Maldives parliamentarians have been charged by the State with obstruction of law enforcement.
The 12 MPs are suspected of breaking through police barricades and entering the People’s Majlis premises... More
With three major national level elections to face in the coming three years, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena is under pressure from multiple sections of the Sri Lankan polity and society to deliver on his electoral promises.
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
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
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
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