Two Maldivian men charged with terrorism were planning to carry out a suicide attack in the capital Malé, officials confirmed on 15 November.
Ishag Ali, from Madduvari island in Raa atoll, and Hussein Afeef,... More
Maldives ruling party MP Riyaz Rasheed has accused Sri Lanka of assisting alleged opposition efforts to overthrow the Maldivian government.
On 7 November, speaking at a press conference, covered by the country’s media, Riyaz... More
The Maldives is tightening its grip on the media and freedom of speech by using the broadcasting regulator to silence and intimidate journalists, a leading NGO has warned, as the government pushes a... More
Maldivian Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed the case of the transfer of USD 1 million to the account of the President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, by the SOF Company, a company heavily involved... More
Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that his government remains committed to maintain judicial independence, democracy, rule of law and human rights, and in continuing to cooperate with international partners in... More
The European Union (EU) will be dispatching a team of their researchers and surveyors to Maldives in order to identify the political condition of the country.
The EU delegate consisting of four of its... More
Maldivian opposition parties are in talks about fielding a ‘unity’ candidate who is not a politician for next year’s election.
Spokesman MP Ahmed Mahloof told the Maldives Independent that talks were already ongoing about... More
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 Force”, a study done... More
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 called for a fact-finding... More
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 a report submitted Tuesday... More
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 were at the demonstration.
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 attended the parliament premises... More
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 and the increasingly authoritarian... More
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 at Kurumba Resort to... More
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 “remains one of the... More
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" Moosa Manik.
Opposition had sparked... More
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 atoll, which has been... More
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 press conference held at... More
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 Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed... 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
The Magna Carta, or the “Charter of Liberties”, limiting the King's power and strengthening the rights of nobles was signed by King John at Runnymede near London on June 15, 1215. Brokered by the Archbishop of Canterbury... More