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Amal Clooney downplays husband George's concern over Maldives
Amal Clooney downplays husband George's concern over Maldives

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney downplayed her actor husband George's fears for her safety, after he voiced his concern on a US talk show following an attack on one of her co-counsel in the Maldives.

Amal Clooney downplays husband George's concern over Maldives
Amal Clooney visits ex-leader Nasheed in Maldives jail
Amal Clooney visits ex-leader Nasheed in Maldives jail

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney spent hours in a high security prison island in the Maldives consulting with former president Mohamed Nasheed.

Amal Clooney visits ex-leader Nasheed in Maldives jail
China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives
China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives

China's Presidentnwas in the Maldives beginning a three-nation tour of South Asia with a historic visit to an island paradise gaining a new reputation.

China's Xi begins South Asia tour in Maldives
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Teenager test case in Maldives death penalty revival

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing in the Maldives, becoming the first minor to be accused of a capital offence since the death penalty was reintroduced, officials said.

Teenager test case in Maldives death penalty revival
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote

The Maldives on Saturday voted in a run-off presidential election held under intense international pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political unrest.

Crisis-hit Maldives hold new presidential vote
UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote
UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote

UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Monday joined international opposition to the cancellation of a presidential election in the Maldives that has heightened tensions in the Indian Ocean nation.

UN leader calls for speedy Maldives vote
Chinese tourists, diplomats make a splash in the Maldives
Chinese tourists, diplomats make a splash in the Maldives

The travellers pouring off flight LV199 from Shanghai into the international airport of the Maldives, many dressed in designer labels, are an unmissable sign of China's interest in the far-flung archipelago.

Chinese tourists, diplomats make a splash in the Maldives
Maldives' former President Mohamed Nasheed. ©REUTERS
Maldives to hold first polls since president toppled

The Maldives is to hold presidential polls on September 7, the first since the archipelago's first democratically elected leader was toppled in what he called a coup.

Maldives to hold first polls since president toppled
Airport handover 'seamless': Maldives government
Airport handover 'seamless': Maldives government

The Maldivian government on Saturday described as "seamless" the retaking of the country's international airport from an Indian developer following a bitter row that triggered a spat with its neighbour.

Airport handover 'seamless': Maldives government
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India warns Maldives over airport deal row

India warned its neighbour the Maldives on Monday that it might freeze annual aid worth $25 million amid anger over an attempt to kick out the Indian firm managing the main airport in the country.

India warns Maldives over airport deal row
Mohamed Waheed, president of Maldives. ©REUTERS
Maldives president to face no-confidence vote

The Maldivian parliament Monday voted to hold a secret vote on a no-confidence motion against President Mohamed Waheed in a move that threatens the leader who took charge during turmoil less than a year ago.

Maldives president to face no-confidence vote
Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party
Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party

Maldivian police on Monday arrested the country's first democratically-elected president Mohamed Nasheed after he again failed to turn up for the start of a trial for abuse of power.

Maldivian police arrest ex-president Nasheed: party
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Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital

An unidentified attacker stabbed and killed a Maldivian ruling party legislator Tuesday in the first assassination of a lawmaker in the Indian Ocean archipelago.

Maldivian ruling party MP assassinated in capital

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