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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,...

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    Maldives opposition seeks UN-mediated talks to end crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Colombo | Updated at 12:07am on February 28, 2018

    The Maldivian opposition said Tuesday it had hired a former UN rights rapporteur to push the global body to intervene in a political deadlock that...

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    Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray

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

    The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally. New Delhi...

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    Pro-opposition Maldives broadcaster shuts over threats

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:18am on February 10, 2018

    A pro-opposition television network in the Maldives shut down Friday following threats to its staff, as the government continued a clampdown on dissent that has...

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    State of emergency: Bangladesh opens hotline in Maldives

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 02:40pm on February 06, 2018

    Bangladesh has opened a hotline for its citizens living in Maldives for any kind of support as the Maldivian government declared a state...

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    Maldives president back in control

    Agence France-Presse . Male | Updated at 12:05am on February 07, 2018

    Maldives president Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions...

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