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Maldives parliament blockaded amid political crisis

July 25, 2017 1:58 pm
Maldives parliament blockaded amid political crisis

Defiant politicians fought off riot police to enter the parliament compound in Maldives’ capital Male on July 24, 2017. (Photo by Al Jazeera) Maldivian troops blockaded parliament and clashed with opposition leaders for a second day, witnesses said Tuesday, as political turmoil escalated in the troubled honeymoon islands.The latest turbulence […]

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King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia cancels planned state visit to the Maldives

March 17, 2017 10:30 pm
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia cancels planned state visit to the Maldives

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attends a banquet hosted by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not shown in the picture) at Abe’s official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on March 13, 2017. (Photo by AFP) King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia has canceled a planned visit […]

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We won’t sell Saudis our land: Maldivian opposition

March 11, 2017 11:57 am
We won’t sell Saudis our land: Maldivian opposition

Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (center, L) is driven by Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo in a golf cart in the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, on March 2, 2017, as part of the Saudi leader’s rare tour of six Asian countries, which will end in the island country […]

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Maldivian opposition warns against atoll sale to Saudi Arabia

March 3, 2017 10:35 pm
Maldivian opposition warns against atoll sale to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Members of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) have warned of the serious consequences of Saudi Arabia’s plan to gain full control of an entire atoll in the South Asian island country. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud will pay a […]

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Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Mohammad Nasheed

August 31, 2016 9:30 pm
Maldives issues arrest warrant for ex-president Mohammad Nasheed

In this photograph taken on January 25, 2016, the former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, speaks during a press conference in London. (AFP) A court in the Maldives has issued an arrest warrant for former president, Mohammad Nasheed, as officials seek to bring him back to the country where […]

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Malaysia Flight MH370: Team headed to examine Maldives debris

August 11, 2015 9:53 am
Malaysia Flight MH370: Team headed to examine Maldives debris

Malaysia will send a team to the Maldives to determine whether debris reportedly found there is further wreckage from Flight MH370, the transport minister said. Liow Tiong Lai said Malaysia had been “officially notified” by authorities in the Maldives of objects found there, whose origin remains unverified. “We will be […]

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Maldives

December 18, 2012 5:53 am
Maldives

Maldives (formerly Maldive Islands), island republic in southern Asia, located in the northern Indian Ocean, southwest of the southern tip of India. Maldives is made up of a chain of 1,190 small coral islands that are grouped into clusters of atolls. It has a total area of 298 sq km (115 sq mi). […]

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