MOHAMMED WAHEED HASSAN

  • Maldives leader appoints niece as foreign minister November 19, 2013

    New Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen has appointed his niece, the daughter of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, as the Foreign Minister, reviving the powerful family's influence over the country's politics. Dhunya Maumoon, 43, was appointed as the Foreign Minister along with five other ministers on Sunday, shortly after Yameen was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • India supports call for early election in Maldives February 16, 2012

    Male: One and half week after the coup in Maldives, India changed it's position and Foreign Secretary on Thursday announced that New Delhi wants early elections in Maldives. But initially, the speed with which the largest democracy in the world abandoned the youngest democracy in Maldives has left many bewildered....
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • People in Maldives raise a voice against Waheed Govt February 10, 2012

    In the power tussle between politicians, police and the army, people in Maldives say they do not support Waheed and his government. ...
  • Ousted at gunpoint, says exMaldives President February 9, 2012

    Male: The ousted president of the Maldives, credited with bringing democracy to the Indian Ocean islands, said on Wednesday he had been forced out of power at gunpoint, prompting clashes between police and angry supporters. Mohamed Nasheed, who in 2008 became the first democratically elected president of the 1,200island archipelago best...
  • Maldives situation tense, former president alleges coup February 8, 2012

    Deposed president Mohamed Nasheed said he was forced to resign at gunpoint, demonstrated on the streets along with his party. ...
  • ExMaldives Prez calls for successor to quit February 8, 2012

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed said on Wednesday he was forced from office in a coup and he demanded that his successor immediately resign. Nasheed was greeted by roaring applause as he spoke to about 2,000 members of his party in the capital, Male, a day after he resigned...
  • India assures support to new Maldives president February 8, 2012

    Male: In the latest development in the Maldives, Vice President Mohammed Waheed Hassan has been sworn in as the new President of the island nation. He has taken over as the new President after Mohammed Nasheed resigned in the wake of mutiny by a section of the police. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh...
  • Maldives VP takes over after President quits February 7, 2012

    Male: The first democratically elected president of the Maldives resigned on Tuesday and was replaced by his vice president after the police and army clashed in the streets of the island nation amidst protests over the arrest of a top judge. Mohammed Waheed Hassan, who previously worked as a top UNICEF...
  • Maldives president quits amidst protest February 7, 2012

    Male: Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed on Tuesday announced his resignation following weeks of public protests over his controversial order to arrest a senior judge. Nasheed presented his resignation in a nationally televised address on Tuesday afternoon after police joined the protesters and then clashed with soldiers in the streets. "I don't want...