The parliament has approved government-sponsored legislation for reducing the import duty for petroleum products from 10 to five percent.
In an expedited process at Monday’s sitting, the amendments proposed by Majority Leader... More
The Maldives has scornfully dismissed calls by more than 30 countries to restore constitutional freedoms, allow space for political opposition, and prevent the intimidation of human rights defenders.
The appeals came at... More
Maldives Fisheries Minister Dr Mohamed Shainee has announced a campaign by Maldivian fishing vessels to intercept and collect ocean plastics from the country’s exclusive economic zone.
The announcement was made Monday at... More
The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), led by former President Mohamed Nasheed, on Tuesday strongly condemned Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Qatar.
The MDP in a statement said... More
Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen and the Maldives cut diplomatic ties with Qatar on Monday, accusing the country of supporting terrorism and interfering in internal politics. Disturbances have emerged in... More
The Maldives has severed diplomatic relations with Qatar after Saudi Arabia, Egypt and four other Arab countries cut ties with the oil-rich Gulf state amid a growing diplomatic crisis.
The Maldives foreign... More
National Meteorological Service has said that the weather will improve significantly starting from Monday.
And official from the MET Office said that the current modules show the weather improving starting from Monday... More
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 of the National Disaster Management Centre,... 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 during meetings held on the sidelines... 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 Maldives within two weeks.
The MPS told... 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 meeting on Thursday on a paper... 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 annual funding was disbursed at a... More
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 legal experts.
The apex court controversially decided... More
Sheikh Hasina and Aung San Suu Kyi have so much in common. Daughters of great fathers who spearheaded the freedom struggle of their countries, both lost their fathers before they could get to run or had just about run... More
A Times of India report of September 19 claimed that the US was “moving closer to designating Pakistan a terrorist state.” Reasons for this include, the report claimed, Pakistan’s non-cooperation in Afghanistan and its unwillingness to act against the... More
AASK’s speech could be the best delivered under the circumstances but it’s also full of misleading hopes and commitments never kept. The speech will buy time for the Myanmar military but may not do much at all to solving... More
Four hundred thousand Muslim Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last 3 weeks to escape the army’s clearance operations. Human rights groups claim it’s a “scorched earth” policy – reminiscent of the military’s... More
The recently concluded BRICS summit was meaningful in anumber of ways. More than anything else, it left a powerful impression of increasing rapprochement between two Asian rivals, India and China, after two months of intense standoff in the Doklam... More