Gulf Times - Maldives
Commission says Maldives journalist was murdered by militants

Commission says Maldives journalist was murdered by militants

An abducted Maldivian journalist was murdered by militants, a panel investigating deaths and disappearances under the previous government said

India deports Maldives ex-vice president caught on boat

India deports Maldives ex-vice president caught on boat

India on Saturday deported former Maldives vice president Ahmed Adeeb, who faces attempted murder and corruption charges at home

Maldives ex-leader makes comeback in landmark vote

Maldives ex-leader makes comeback in landmark vote

The Maldives on Saturday held its first parliamentary election since former strongman leader Abdulla Yameen was forced to stand down, with his arch-rival expected to make a big comeback in the vote.

Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering

Maldives arrests ex-leader Yameen over witness tampering

Maldives authorities on Monday detained former strongman president Abdulla Yameen after he was accused of trying to bribe witnesses in his money laundering trial, officials said.

Maldives ex-strongman's top aide charged with embezzlement

Maldives ex-strongman's top aide charged with embezzlement

Prosectors in the Maldives on Sunday charged a top aide of former strongman leader Abdulla Yameen with embezzling millions of dollars from the tropical tourist paradise.

Maldives seize $6.5 million from former president

Maldives seize $6.5 million from former president

Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen is under investigation for corruption, police said Sunday, after a court ordered accounts holding $6.5 million to be frozen.

Maldives' Yameen challenges election defeat

Maldives' Yameen challenges election defeat

Maldives strongman President Abdulla Yameen's party Wednesday filed a legal petition challenging his landslide election defeat last month despite major international pressure for him to step down.

Maldives strongman leader 'received $1.5 million'

Maldives strongman leader 'received $1.5 million'

The outgoing strongman president of the Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, faced allegations Tuesday that he received nearly $1.5 million in illicit payments just before his surprise election defeat last month.

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail

Maldives ex-leader Gayoom freed on bail

The jailed former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom was released on bail Sunday, a week after the country's longest serving leader's estranged half-brother was trounced at a presidential election.

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Yameen resists freeing Maldives political prisoners: opposition

Outgoing Maldivian strongman Abdulla Yameen is delaying freeing high-profile political prisoners despite calls by his successor for their release, the opposition said Wednesday.

Maldives president concedes election defeat

Maldives president concedes election defeat

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Monday conceded defeat in elections and said he would arrange a smooth transition for president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Maldives government acknowledges opposition victory

Maldives government acknowledges opposition victory

The Maldivian government Monday acknowledged that the main opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had defeated President Abdulla Yameen in an election, amid international calls for him to concede.