MALDIVES CRISIS

  • Maldives: Ex-President Nasheed arrested in Male March 5, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was on Tuesday arrested in the island country's capital Male in connection with a case of abuse of power. Nasheed will likely be produced in a court on Wednesday at 4 pm. The arrest came after a local court issued a warrant against 45-year-old Nasheed....
  • Maldives court asks police to present Nasheed before it February 18, 2013

    Male: A Maldivian Court on Monday ordered the police to produce Mohamed Nasheed before it, prompting them to approach the Foreign Ministry to talk to the Indian High Commission where the former President is holed up for the sixth day. "We have received court orders asking us to produce former President...
  • Maldives summons Indian envoy over Nasheed crisis February 17, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Sunday summoned Indian High Commissioner DM Mulay and lodged a protest after former President Mohamed Nasheed remained holed up at the Indian mission for the fifth day even as External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid spoke to his counterpart to resolve the crisis. "He (Mulay) was summoned to the...
  • Khurshid calls Maldivian FM over Nasheed's refuge in Indian HC February 17, 2013

    Dhaka/Male: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday spoke to his Maldivian counterpart for the second time in four days to defuse the crisis over former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed who remained holed up at the Indian High Commission in Male for the fifth day. Khurshid, who is on an...
  • Maldives: Former president Nasheed still holed up February 14, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: There is no end to the crisis in the Maldives as former president Mohamed Nasheed is still holed up in the Indian high commission in Male despite Delhi's intervention. Meanwhile, Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid on Thursday spoke to his Maldivian counterpart, explaining India's position. Nasheed is in...
  • Khurshid speaks to Maldives govt to defuse crisis February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: India is making efforts to resolve the crisis in Maldives, where former president Mohamed Nasheed continues to remain holed up in the Indian High Commission, even as Minister for External Affairs Salman Khurshid spoke to his counterpart in the Maldivian government on Thursday. Meanwhile, Indian High Commissioner in Maldives,...
  • Full text: MEA statement on crisis in Maldives February 13, 2013

    There is no relief for former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed as the coutry's high court has refused to stay the arrest warrant against him. The warrant was issued against the former president by a court in Maldives after he failed to turn up in the court on Monday in connection...
  • Maldives exPresident seeks refuge at Indian embassy February 13, 2013

    Male: There is no relief for former Maldives president Mohammed Nasheed as the coutry's high court has refused to stay the arrest warrant against him. The warrant was issued against the former president by a court in Maldives after he failed to turn up in the court on Monday in...
  • Nasheed meets Manmohan to discuss Maldives future April 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Monday called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the two leaders reportedly discussed the political situation in the atoll nation and its future, as Nasheed's party has been pushing for early polls following his ouster in February. Nasheed, who is in New Delhi...
  • Nasheed wants foreign body to probe his ouster March 7, 2012

    Male: Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed wants a foreign body to probe the circumstances of the 'coup' that ousted him last month and plunged the country into political crisis. Nasheed told at a news conference here last night that his Maldivian Democratic Party is considering requesting a "foreign organisation" to look...
  • Maldives: Former President's brother arrested March 1, 2012

    Male: Fresh violence erupted in Maldives including inside the parliament that was scheduled to open on Thursday with supporters of former President Mohammed Nasheed attacking the police and preventing President Mohammed Waheed Hassan from making his opening address. Nazim Sattar, Nasheed's younger brother has been arrested along with 17 other protesters. Even...
  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives February 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Stopping just short of suspending the Maldives from the Commonwealth, the intergovernmental organization of 53 member statesmainly former British colonies has declared that the island nation on Indian Ocean would no longer be part of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) while it remained on the Commonwealth's...
  • Commonwealth ministerial group suspends Maldives February 22, 2012

    London: Maldives was on Wednesday suspended from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group the most powerful panel of the Commonwealth body following the recent developments in the country including the ousting of its democraticallyelected President Mohamed Nasheed. At its extraordinary session in London on Wednesday, the CMAG received a report...
  • Maldives crisis: Will tourist inflow continue? February 20, 2012

    Male: The unrest in Maldives not just has political implications, but its biggest casualty could be the island's biggest source of income. But luckily, the tourist hotspot still remains a favoured holiday destination. It is for the silver beaches, the turquoise water and the good life that the rich and...
  • Maldivian government asked to fix poll date February 17, 2012

    Male: Over 7,000 supporters of the opposition MDP party of ousted President Mohammed Nasheed on Friday assembled in Male in a show of strength, demanding that the new regime announce a date for polls under an Indiabrokered deal. Though the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) had initially planned a massive protest rally...
  • Maldives' opposition, ruling parties thank India February 17, 2012

    Male: Maldives' ousted President Mohammed Nasheed's MDP party has said that it is grateful to India for its "timely intervention" to help resolve the political impasse in the county, a view shared by the new regime as well. "It has been a positive movement, a forward movement. India's role was very...
  • India changes stance on Maldives crisis February 17, 2012

    Male: When Mohammed Nasheed became the first democratically elected president of the Maldives, he opened the doors for New Delhi like never before. GMR got the contract to rebuild the international airport, prompting religious extremists calling for Nasheed's head. But more importantly, after trying in vain for three decades, India...
  • Maldives crisis: Waheed's brother quits February 16, 2012

    Male: President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan's brother, the Deputy High Commissioner of the Maldives to the UK, has announced his resignation and called for his brother to follow suit. Naushad Hassan said, "He could not support a regime that had taken over through a coup." Mohammed Waheed Hassan after the coup expanded...
  • Maldives crisis: The Commonwealth to probe fall of Nasheed February 14, 2012

    Mohamed Nasheed was Maldives' first democratically elected leader who came to power in 2008. ...
  • Maldives crisis: The coup in paradise February 14, 2012

    Track all the developments in Maldives with CNNIBN's Chief National Correspondent Sumon K Chakrabarti. ...
  • India will lose influence to China: Nasheed February 14, 2012

    Male: Dejected by the cold shoulder given by India, ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday said that New Delhi has taken his party "for granted" and may lose "leverage" to China under the new regime. Calling himself a great lover of India, Nasheed said unlike the opposition Progressive Party of...
  • Maldives govt open to scrutiny over coup charges February 13, 2012

    Male: Facing coup charges, the Maldives' new regime on Monday said it was open to any independent probe into transfer of power in the country, where the Commonwealth was sending a factfinding team amid efforts by nations like India to resolve the political crisis. Nearly a week after Mohammed Nasheed, the...
  • Maldives: Scared MPs take refuge in Parliament February 13, 2012

    20 MPs from former president Mohammed Nasheed's party spent Sunday night hiding in Parliament fearing arrest and even torture. ...
  • Maldives: Nasheed supporters clash with police February 13, 2012

    Male: Riot police in Maldives clashed with former president Mohammed Nasheed supporters outside Parliament on Sunday. This came even as 20 MPs from his party spent the night holed up inside the Parliament building, fearing arrest and torture. Demonstrations outside Parliament started late on Sunday evening. People gathered when the...
  • New Maldivian President expands cabinet today February 12, 2012

    Male: New Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed Hassan expanded his cabinet on Sunday amid the ongoing crisis in the island nation. The expansion includes two key players from former dictator Gayoom's administration. The new President has inducted seven new ministers in his cabinet but the post of vice president has been kept...
  • Maldives: Waheed inducts 7 ministers in Cabinet February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: New Maldives President Mohammed Waheed Hassan on Sunday inducted seven ministers into his Cabinet. The move can be seen as an attempt to consolidate his position in the country. The south Asian country continues to be on the boil ever since the forced ouster of former president Mohammed...
  • Maldives crisis: Nasheed upset with India, US February 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Former president Mohammed Nasheed hit out at India in an exclusive interview to CNNIBN. Nasheed said he is disappointed with India's reaction to the mutiny in his country and hopes that it would change its course soon. Nasheed said that he was forced to step down at gunpoint. He...
  • Major Cabinet expansion in Maldives today February 12, 2012

    Male: Maldives new President Mohammed Waheed Hassan is set to conduct a major Cabinet expansion on Sunday, even as his deposed predecessor Mohammed Nasheed postponed his scheduled visit to his power centre Addu, where his supporters had alleged a violent crackdown. Government sources said a major Cabinet expansion will take place...
  • Maldives: Addu tense, Commonwealth meet expected February 12, 2012

    Male: There seems to be no end to the political crisis in the Maldives. Male remained tense on Sunday with sporadic protests by the supporters of former president Mohammed Nasheed. However, the main concern is now slowly shifting to the island of Addu. Days after armed policemen and the military...
  • Has India moved too fast to condone the Nasheed 'coup'? February 11, 2012

    Over 200 people have been injured and several government installations have been attacked in the Maldives. ...