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Former Maldives president to be charged with money laundering

The police in Male, Maldives wants to charge former president and his former cabinet minister with money laundering charges.

Maldives opposition: President Yameen Abdul Gayoom attempting to stay in power

Maldives became a multiparty democracy in 2008 after decades of autocratic rule. However, after Yameen became president in 2013 the country lost many of its democratic gains.


Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts state of emergency after 45 days

The emergency was imposed following a political and constitutional crisis after a Supreme Court order to release nine persons including the exiled former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldives crisis: Lawyers say top judge unconstitutionally detained

"This Executive encroachment of Judicial powers is a blatant violation and completely erodes the doctrine of separation of powers," said the statement in which lawyer Hisaan Hussain called for the chief justice's immediate release.

Maldives crisis: ex-President Nasheed seeks India’s help

Maldives crisis: India on Tuesday said it was disturbed by the declaration of emergency and termed the arrests of Supreme Court Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom as “reasons for concern”.

Maldives attorney general says court can't oust president

Maldives: Attorney General Mohamed Anil said at a news conference that he had heard "rumors that the Supreme Court is going to order the impeachment" of President Yameen Abdul Gayoom.


Maldives crisis: President Gayoom says he's willing to hold early election

"The secretary-general reiterates his belief in finding a solution to the political stalemate in the Maldives through all-party talks, which the United Nations continues to stand ready to facilitate,'' UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres' spokesman said in a statement.

Maldives former Vice-President jailed for 15 years for murder attempt on president

The former vice president of Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, was convicted on the grounds of masterminding a plot to kill the president Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

Re-engaging with Male: Why India has moved to secure its relationship with Maldives

The defence action plan is an important component of the India-Maldives bilateral relationship and the shared strategic and security interests of the two countries in the Indian Ocean region.

At Sea

India must help the Maldives, which is roiled by instability.