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Rear Admiral Akhtar Habib to be appointed as Ambassador to the Maldives.

The government has decided to appoint Rear Admiral Akhtar Habib as the Ambassador to Maldives, the foreign ministry says.

- BDNews24 - BD

U.S. concerned over 'irregularities' in no-confidence motion in Maldives Parliament.

, Mar. 29 : The United States has expressed its concerns over the irregularities, ?which it said impeded a free and fair vote in the Maldives Parliament, during the no-confidence motion against speaker Abdulla Maseeh."We are concerned about irregularities that impeded a free and fair vote in the Maldives Parliament on March ...

- Sify - IN

Maldives speaker survives impeachment vote amid chaos.

- The Maldives speaker of parliament survived an impeachment vote on Monday amid chaos after a dozen opposition legislators were sent out from the chamber for unruly behaviour.

- Reuters - US

Maldives ruling party sacks leader after revolt.

The Maldives' ruling party has sacked the country's former strongman president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as its leader after he led an unsuccessful rebellion against his half-brother, who is now in power.

- Zee News - IN

CBK welcomes agreement between Gayoom and Nasheed.

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga yesterday welcome the Agreement arrived at by the Political Parties of two former Presidents, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and Mohamed Nasheed and two other Opposition Parties, to work together to ensure democratic Governance and the guarantee of civil and political rights to the citizens of ...

- Dailymirror.lk - LK

Maldives speaker survives impeachment vote amid chaos | Reuters.

By Shihar Aneez The Maldives speaker of parliament survived an impeachment vote on Monday amid chaos after a dozen opposition legislators were sent out from the chamber for unruly behaviour.The motion against Speaker Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, a close ally of President Abdulla Yameen, was defeated by 48 vote against none in an ...

- Firstpost - IN

Troops evict opposition MPs from Maldives parliament.

Security forces physically ejected protesting MPs from the Maldives parliament Monday in chaotic scenes during a failed opposition attempt to impeach the speaker and destabilise the president ahead of elections next year.

- GMA News - PH

Maldives government thwarts opposition bid to oust speaker.

A bid by the opposition to wrest control of the Maldives' Parliament has failed after its lawmakers were either evicted or walked out from a vote on ousting the speaker following a dispute over problems with the electronic voting system.

- FOX News - US

Alliance is for bringing Maldives back on track to democracy: Mohammed Nasheed.

The former President calls on India to pressure the Abdulla Yameen government to allow free elections; warns against Saudi Arabia, China investments

- The Hindu - IN

Maldives president faces key parliamentary test.

The Maldives opposition on Monday began impeachment proceedings against the parliamentary speaker in an attempt to destabilise the president.

- Zee News - IN

Maldives president faces key parliamentary test.

The Maldives opposition on Monday began impeachment proceedings against the parliamentary speaker in an attempt to destabilise the president.

- Zee News - IN

Will bring Maldives back on track to democracy: Mohammed Nasheed

The former President calls on India to pressure Maldives government; warns against Saudi Arabia, China investments

- The Hindu - IN

Inhabitants of Maldives Atoll Fear a Flood of Saudi Money

Saudi Arabia plans to invest $10 billion in Faafu Atoll, where some worry that they will be uprooted by new development if the islands are sold.

- New York Times - US

Maldivian arch-rivals Mohammad Nasheed, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom join forces

Announcing an alliance with former arch-rival and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is the only way to ensure democracy in the Maldives, Opposition leader and former President Mohammad Nasheed has...

- The Hindu - IN

Maldives' First Democratic Leader, Ex-Strongman Sign Pact

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives said Saturday that he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state. Former President Mohamed Nasheed told The Associated Press that the immediate goal of the agreement, which was also ...

- Voice of America - US

Maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka " The first democratically elected president of the Maldives said Saturday that he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state.Former...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The first democratically elected president of the Maldives says he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival...

- Townhall.com - US

Maldives' first democratic leader, ex-strongman sign pact

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives says he has signed an agreement with his one-time archrival and former strongman to try to restore democracy in the archipelago state.

- FOX News - US

EU continues to develop and strengthen over 40-year long partnership with Sri Lanka - Ambassador

Mar 24, Colombo: The European Union and Sri Lanka have a partnership of more than 40 years - a partnership that the EU continues to develop and strengthen, the EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives, Tung Lai Margue said in a message issued to mark the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaties.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia

Capital cities across Asia spent the last month rolling out the red carpet for a rarely seen visitor: Saudi Arabia’s ageing King Salman, accompanied by a hundreds-strong diplomatic entourage including senior princes, businessmen and ministers. Taking in Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China and the Maldives, the ...

- University of Cambridge - UK

Nia Sharma's HOT pictures from her Maldives holiday!

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- Rediff - IN

IPM Sri Lanka to expand to Maldives

Mar 22, Colombo: Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka has initiated plans to expand its footprint to neighboring Republic of Maldives in order to provide their expertise in HR education and people management skills to the citizens of Maldives.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

On front line of climate change as Maldives fights rising seas

The Maldives government has decided not to abandon the sinking country and instead vowed to build new islands to keep the country – and economy – afloat

- NewScientist - US

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