December 02, 2019 8:03 am
Abdulla Yameen served as the President of the Maldives for five years from 2013-2018. He was charged with money laundering in February by the Maldivian police, the trial for which began in the criminal court in April.
October 21, 2018 5:20 pm
President Yameen's party challenged the result, alleging vote rigging, fraud and corruption in the election process.
October 17, 2018 4:32 pm
In a surprise result, Abdulla Yameen lost his re-election bid last month and initially conceded defeat. Last week, however, his lawyers went to the Supreme Court, saying his supporters had complained about rigging of votes and fraudulent ballot papers.
October 11, 2018 4:43 pm
After the defeat of Yameen, Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Solih. China's Ambassador to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong also called on Solih as mark of China's support to the power transition in Male.
October 11, 2018 8:16 am
The outgoing Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election results in which he was defeated.
September 25, 2018 4:45 am
Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in a dramatic election, following reports over the previous week of attempts at voter intimidation and the absence of credible international observers to monitor the poll process amid fears of rigging.
September 13, 2018 3:20 pm
The Maldives has been beset by political instability since a police mutiny forced its first democratically elected leader, Mohamed Nasheed, out of office in 2012.
July 01, 2018 12:32 am
Nasheed, Maldives' first democratically-elected leader who lives in exile in Sri Lanka, on Friday said he had decided to relinquish his presidential ticket as the national election commission ruled him illegible to run. Ibrahim Solih was first elected to parliament in 1994.
June 07, 2018 9:08 am
In Male, Nihan told the local media that he was detained for four hours by the immigration authorities at Chennai International Airport on informing them that he was a member of parliament.
March 20, 2018 1:21 pm
Under the emergency, Yameen's administration arrested former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, the chief justice, another Supreme Court judge, and a Supreme Court administrator on allegations of attempting to overthrow the government. They have all rejected the charges.
June 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Maldives Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s victory over incumbent president Abdulla Yameen in the country’s presidential polls on Monday was welcomed by India, which has been worried over the growing influence of China over the archipelago na