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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' vote expected to keep hardline Yameen in power

Maldives' vote expected to keep hardline Yameen in power

The Maldives voted on Sunday in an election in which hardline President Abdulla Yameen is expected to cement his grip on power but which opposition and international groups have criticised for a lack of transparency and suppression of dissent.

MSCI shares pose main drag on Gulf markets

MSCI shares pose main drag on Gulf markets

Stock markets in the Middle East most exposed to foreign fund flows followed global shares lower yesterday, while the Saudi Arabian index, dominated by local investors, outperformed the region for the day and the week.