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    Maldives applies to rejoin Commonwealth

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:50am on December 10, 2018

    The Maldives has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, reversing a policy of isolation under autocratic leader Abdulla Yameen who suffered a shock defeat in September....

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    New Maldives leader warns of ‘dire’ economy

    Agence-France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:00am on November 19, 2018

    Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took office as the new Maldives president Saturday and immediately warned of a ‘dire’ economic crisis as he turned to India for...

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    Modi to attend Maldives president’s inauguration

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 12:00am on November 10, 2018

    Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will attend the inauguration of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as the neighbours look to reset ties following the exit...

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    Abdullah Yameen warned against underming vote result

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 09:45pm on October 13, 2018

    The United States warned Saturday that action could be taken against outgoing Maldives president Abdulla Yameen if he seeks to overturn his election defeat.....

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    Maldives EC endorses Solih’s victory amid threats

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 11:50pm on September 29, 2018

    The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country’s national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who...

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    Maldives opposition seeks foreign help for transition

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:51am on September 28, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition appealed to the international community Thursday to help ensure a peaceful transition of power amid fears that strongman Abdulla Yameen may cling...

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    Maldives destroys British statues deemed offensive to Islam

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:30am on September 26, 2018

    Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in...

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    Maldives opposition wins election

    Reuters . Male | Updated at 12:05am on September 25, 2018

    Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih won the Indian Ocean archipelago nation’s presidential election on Monday, delivering a possible blow for China which has invested...

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    Maldives strongman Yameen seeks second term amid rigging fears

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on September 24, 2018

    Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by police raids on the opposition and allegations...

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    Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 01:04am on September 23, 2018

    Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday’s presidential election that international monitors fear will be...

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