What’s behind Saudi-UAE aid to Maldives?

Last week, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced a grant of $160m for “development projects” in crisis-hit Maldives, raising questions on the motive behind the move. “As part of the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Fund for Development[…]

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Maldives opposition petitions court to oust president

Opposition leaders in the Maldives have petitioned the island nation’s Supreme Court to temporarily remove President Abdulla Yameen and investigate allegations of corruption against him. Yameen, 58, dismissed the petition on Monday, telling his supporters in the capital, Male, the opposition alliance was “seeking to overthrow a legitimate government”. The[…]

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Maldives joins search for MH370

The Maldives has joined a regional search for wreckage from missing flight MH370 following reports that islanders in the Indian Ocean nation had spotted unidentified debris, police said. Maldivian police are responding to several sightings of debris washed up along the northern atolls of the archipelago, some of which occurred[…]

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Israeli tourists evacuated from Maldives resort

Israeli holiday makers were evacuated from their Maldivian resort after one of them tore up an anti-Israeli placard equating the Nazi Swastika to the Israeli flag, officials said Wednesday. Some 30 Israeli surfers were moved out to safety from Thulusdhoo island, near the capital island Male, as residents of the[…]

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