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    Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 12:56am on August 11, 2018

    The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest...

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    Maldives opposition warns of ‘cowardly’ attempt to delay polls

    Agence France-Presse . Sri Lanka | Updated at 12:57am on August 07, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition said Monday that government warnings of a murky plot to destabilise the honeymoon islands were a ‘cowardly’ attempt by the ruling party...

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    Nasheed pulls out of Maldives election

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on June 30, 2018

    The exiled former president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, withdrew on Friday his candidacy for September’s contentious elections against incumbent Abdulla Yameen who has jailed...

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    SAARC meeting on immigration, visa begins in Kathmandu

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:47am on June 29, 2018

    The core group of SAARC immigration authorities and visa experts will discuss measures to streamline the SAARC visa exemption scheme, including development of its security...

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    Maldives rejects UN body’s call to let Nasheed fight election

    Reuters . Geneva | Updated at 12:14am on April 17, 2018

    The Maldives rejected a demand by a UN human rights watchdog on Monday that former president Mohamed Nasheed be allowed to stand for office, including...

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    Liberal democracies, don’t give up on the Maldives

    | Updated at 12:05am on April 11, 2018

    KNOWN for its sun-kissed white sand beaches, turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, and breathtaking vistas, the Maldives offers a perfect tropical getaway for those...

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    Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

    Reuters | Updated at 01:46pm on March 22, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen on Thursday lifted a 45-day state of emergency which had outlawed protests amid political upheaval on the...

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    Maldives to lift state of emergency

    Reuters . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 21, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen will lift a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday and the government will bring bribery charges against former leader Maumoon Abdul...

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    Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

    Reuters | Updated at 12:37pm on March 18, 2018

    Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the...

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    Mass arrests in Maldives as activists defy emergency

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:05am on March 18, 2018

    Maldivian authorities arrested more than 140 activists who defied a ban on rallies and demonstrated against a state of emergency imposed by president Abdulla Yameen,...