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 (PPM) parliamentarian, Reeko made... More
Elections Commission has decided that four MPs have lost their seat at the parliament and decided to hold by-elections in their respective constituencies.
The decision was announced in a press statement issued by the... More
Jumhooree Party leader Gasim Ibrahim has been found guilty of attempted bribery and sentenced to three years, two months and 12 days in prison in a verdict delivered at 1:30 am on Friday.
A 33-year-old Maldivian man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering an expatriate on the island of Himmafushi in Kaafu atoll.
The 38-year-old Bangladeshi man was found dead Saturday in the water bottling plant... 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 - eggs were slammed... 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, Maseeh adjourned the sitting... 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 of protesting MPs, Maseeh... More
Chief justice Abdulla Saeed on Sunday refused to meet the opposition despite a top opposition delegation waiting for an audience for over two hours inside the Supreme Court.
The united opposition spokesperson and lawmaker... 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 on July 24, while... More
The Maldives criminal court released MP Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim and Jumhooree Party Secretary-General Ahmed Sameer from police custody at remand hearings Thursday afternoon.
Sameer was arrested Wednesday night from the opposition’s nightly protests in Malé... More
President Abdulla Yameen has stirred controversy with an apparent admission of personally benefiting from a historic corruption scandal blamed on his jailed former right-hand man.
Speaking at the opening of a ruling party meeting... More
The police are seeking charges against 12 opposition MPs alleged to have scaled security barricades to enter the People’s Majlis building last month.
Cases against the lawmakers have been sent to the Prosecutor General’s... More
The ruling Progressive Party of Maldives staged rallies across the country Saturday in a show of support for the administration of embattled President Abdulla Yameen.
Hundreds came out for marches and vehicles rallies, dubbed... More
At the end of last month the Maldives celebrated its birthday, 52 years since independence from Britain.
But the festivities were marred when the government ordered troops to storm the country's parliament and prevent... More
The Supreme Court began hearing appeals Tuesday from four former ruling party lawmakers who were contentiously stripped of their seats.
Mohamed Waheed Ibrahim, Saud Hussain, Mohamed Ameeth and Abdul Latheef Mohamed were deemed to have lost... More
The police cracked down Tuesday afternoon on a march led by the family of abducted journalist Ahmed Rilwan, snatching banners and placards and arresting nine people.
Friends and family planned to walk in the... More
The Maldives will be ready to carry out the first executions in more than 60 years next month, President Abdulla Yameen declared Sunday amid growing international concern over the reintroduction of the death... More
The Nawaz Sharif episode shows that pervasive corruption has not only acquired respectability in a perverse manner in Pakistan but left to the National Assembly (NA), may even acquire legality. Political instability, poverty, unequal structure of society, unemployment,... More
China has rapidly moved from an emerging popular country in Bangladesh to a lesser pedestal. For a while, China basked in the sunshine of a post-India dominated Bangladesh scenario, but it didn’t last a full season. Myanmar... More
Myanmar was used to be a pariah state in the past, but for the former democracy icon it has become an unwelcome nuisance, forcing Aung San Suu Kyi to realize that in the current global world its... More
If the US’ new Afghan strategy was aimed at forcing the Afghan Taliban to the negotiating table, the recent wave of highly sophisticated attacks has shown that this strategy has not only failed, but also backfired. The... More
Assam’s leaders, whether of the Hindutva variety or the Assamese nationalistic variety, are livid with JamaitUlema-e-Hind leader Maulana Arshad Madani, for warning that the on-going revision of the National Register of Citizenship (NRC) could lead to a... More