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Protests as Maldives president addresses parliament


March 19th, 2012 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 19 (IANS) The Maldives President Mohamed Waheed addressed his country's parliament Monday amid street protests by opposition supporters, a media report said.Former president Mohamed Nasheed's Maldivian Democratic Party ... Read more...

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Maldives’ ex-president Gayoom returns to homeland


March 6th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 6 (IANS) The Maldives' former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom returned to the country from Malaysia Tuesday for the first time after the new government was formed following a ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives parties to stick to roadmap


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) With two key Maldivian political parties withdrawing from all-party talks for early elections, India Friday pressed for discussions to find "a peaceful and viable solution" ... Read more...

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Commonwealth appoints special envoy to Maldives


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) The 54-member Commonwealth of Nations Friday appointed Donald McKinnon as its special envoy to the Maldives.McKinnon will "encourage inclusive agreement among political leaders, promote consolidation of ... Read more...

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Male to probe unrest


March 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Male, March 2 (IANS) Maldives President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Friday announced a probe into the recent political unrest that swept the country.The president called for restoring peace in the country. ... Read more...

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US concerned over protests in Male


March 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern over the "disorderly protests" and the disruption of the opening of parliament in the Maldives by foes of new President Mohamed ... Read more...

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30 held in Maldives after protest against president’s speech


March 1st, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 1 (IANS) Over 30 people were arrested in the Maldives Thursday after former president Mohamed Nasheed's supporters launched a protest to prevent President Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik from ... Read more...

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Mathai in Maldives to ensure deal is on track


February 29th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 28 (IANS) Two days before the crucial session of the Maldivian parliament begins, India's Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Tuesday touched down in Male to assess the progress ... Read more...

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Maldives sets up probe commission on power transfer


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 22 (IANS) The Maldives government has appointed a commission to inquire into the controversial transfer of power which former president Mohamed Nasheed has termed a coup orchestrated ... Read more...

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Days of iron fist rule long gone, says Nasheed


February 20th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 20 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has said the days of iron fist rule in the country had long gone and today one cannot seize control of ... Read more...

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Opposition hails Indian intervention in Maldives


February 17th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian opposition led by former president Mohamed Nasheed, who stepped down Feb 7, has hailed India's intervention in the ongoing political crisis.Hamid Abdul Ghafoor, spokesperson ... Read more...

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Maldives’ new government agrees to hold early elections


February 17th, 2012 - 2:31 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivian government Thursday agreed to hold early presidential elections, a step towards ending the ongoing political crisis in the island nation.The country plunged into turmoil ... Read more...

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It’s detrimental not to engage with China: Maldives president


February 17th, 2012 - 2:18 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivies' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan has reaffirmed to strengthen trade and cultural ties with China, saying that it is detrimental to the Asia's smallest ... Read more...

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India brokers deal, Maldives parties agree for early polls (Lead)


February 17th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 16 (IANS) In a triumph of diplomacy, India Thursday succeeded in brokering a political deal in the Maldives, with all political parties agreeing to hold elections "as ... Read more...

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Nasheed ‘happy’ with India’s approach: Ex-minister


February 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 15 (IANS) With India stepping up its political outreach in the Maldives, ousted president Mohamed Nasheed has softened his stance saying he was now satisfied with ... Read more...

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Mathai in Maldives for talks amid deepening crisis (Second Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 15 (IANS) As the crisis in the Maldives deepened with former president Mohamed Nasheed rejecting a police summons and asserting that India may lose leverage to ... Read more...

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Mathai heads to Maldives to push for political deal (Lead)


February 15th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) With the crisis in the Maldives festering, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai Wednesday headed to the archipelago nation to hold discussions with key political ... Read more...

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US favours independent probe in Maldives


February 14th, 2012 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 14 (IANS) The US government backs an independent mechanism to investigate the transfer of power in the Maldives, the US State Department has said.US Assistant Secretary of State ... Read more...

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Rights group concerned over Maldives turmoil


February 13th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Expressing concern over the recent political developments in the Maldives, a human rights group has called for strict compliance of the accepted democratic norms and the ... Read more...

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Behind ‘coup’: Islamist politics rages in sun-kissed Maldives


February 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) While the debate rages on whether the resignation of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was voluntary or a coup, there is a larger churning going ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview) (Lead)


February 12th, 2012 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Nasheed not to seek asylum in Sri Lanka: Daily


February 12th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 12 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed has said he will not seek asylum in Sri Lanka despite his family being here but instead continue to fight ... Read more...

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Business as usual for Indian companies in Maldives


February 12th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) It is business as usual for Indian companies and the economic interests of India are safe in the Maldives, wracked by political tumult and violence ... Read more...

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Nasheed disappointed with India, says Maldives ex-foreign minister (Interview)


February 12th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 12 (IANS) As India steps up efforts to broker a political deal in the Maldives, Ahmed Shaheed, a former foreign minister of the Indian Ocean nation, says ... Read more...

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Nasheed’s supporters rally against new Maldives government


February 12th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of supporters of ousted Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed rallied in protest in the capital Saturday night as the new President Mohamed Waheed Hassan was busy ... Read more...

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Maldives assures safety for tourists


February 12th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world's top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.Maldivian president Mohamed Waheed ... Read more...

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US envoy calls for new coalition government in Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior US diplomat said here Saturday that it was too early to conduct a snap poll in the Maldives and urged former president who claimed ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives to resolve issues peacefully (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Ruling out intervention, India's special envoy to the Maldives Saturday met key political figures, including the ousted president and his successor, in Male and ... Read more...

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India concerned about Islamic extremism in Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Amid reports of Islamists backing the change of regime in the Maldives, India is concerned about possibilities of the rise of Islamic extremism in the ... Read more...

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India urges Maldives to resolve issues democratically


February 11th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Ruling out intervention, India's special envoy to the Maldives returned to New Delhi Saturday evening after wide-ranging talks with key political figures in the ... Read more...

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Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that ... Read more...

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US official reaches Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan president orders security for Nasheed’s wife


February 11th, 2012 - 2:11 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Feb 11 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has instructed the police chief for providing security to the wife of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, said a presidential ... Read more...

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Nasheed threatens to hit streets in the Maldives


February 11th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed said Friday that his party would hit the streets and demonstrate in the absence of international support but "we cannot ... Read more...

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Indian investments safe in Maldives, says envoy


February 10th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian investments in politically troubled island nation of the Maldives are safe, the country's envoy to India said Friday."All investments and people are safe, ... Read more...

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