Mohamed Waheed

  • 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...
  • Voting begins in Maldives presidential runoff November 16, 2013

    Male: The Maldives on Saturday began voting in the second round of the controversyridden presidential election as ousted leader Mohamed Nasheed faces a runoff against his closest rival, with the poll being held under global pressure to elect a new leader and end months of political turmoil. Early voters queued up...
  • Maldives President steps down ahead of runoff polls November 15, 2013

    In the face of pressure from the world community, Mohamed Waheed has stepped down as President of the Maldives on the eve of the second round of the country's controversyridden presidential polls. Waheed, who took office after the first democratically elected President, Mohamed Nasheed, resigned under duress in February 2012, had...
  • Maldives gears up for presidential polls today November 9, 2013

    Male: Maldives on Friday affirmed that the controversyridden presidential polls set for Saturday will go ahead in order to avert a constitutional crisis. "Maldives is all geared for elections on Saturday," said Masood Imad, the spokesman for Maldivian President Mohammed Waheed. Saturday's polls will be Maldives' third attempt to elect a president...
  • Maldives: SC annuls 1st round of presidential polls, calls for fresh elections October 8, 2013

    In a significant decision which may escalate the political turmoil in Maldives, the country's Supreme Court on Monday declared as null and void the first round of presidential polls in which former president Mohammed Nasheed emerged as the winner. The apex court also directed that fresh polls must be held before...
  • Maldivian President Mohammed Nasheed to be produced in court today March 6, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: The political crisis continues in Maldives, taking India unawares. Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will be produced in court on Wednesday after he was arrested by the police after a local court issued a warrant. The arrest comes less than a fortnight after Nasheed left the Indian High...
  • Growth of democracy in Maldives also in India's own interest: Nasheed March 1, 2013

    Former president of Maldives Mohammed Nasheed said that the situation was precarious in Maldives and that he was worried at what turn it will take next. ...
  • Maldives denies any 'deal' in Nasheed leaving Indian mission February 24, 2013

    Male: A day after Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed walked out of the Indian High Commission in, the Maldivian government on Sunday made it clear that there was no deal with India and that the case against him would continue as normal. Forty-five-year-old Nasheed on Saturday walked out of the...
  • Nasheed remains in Indian mission for seventh day February 19, 2013

    Male/New Delhi: With less than 24 hours left for Mohamed Nasheed to be produced by police before a Court in Male, India today said it would be the "happiest" if the situation arising out of exMaldives President taking refuge in its Mission for the seventh day in a row is...
  • 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,...
  • Khurshid to speak to Maldives government February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The crisis in Maldives has sparked a diplomatic row between the country and India after former Maldivian president Mohammed Nasheed took refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male on Thursday. According to sources, Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid is slated to speak to his Maldivian counterpart...
  • Ensure Nasheed contests elections: India February 13, 2013

    Male: Former Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed is in fresh trouble and has taken refuge at the Indian High Commission in Male after the country's highest court refused to stay the arrest warrant against him. Talking tough on the issue, India has asked the current President, Mohammed Waheed, to ensure that Mohammed...
  • MACL takes over airport operations from GMR December 8, 2012

    Male: Maldives' staterun MACL on Friday night took over the operations of the Male international airport from GMR after the Indian infrastructure major lost a weeklong legal battle over the "unilateral" termination of its $ 511 million airport modernisation contract. "Maldives Airport Company Limited has taken over the operations of the...
  • Maldives apologises over antiIndia remark November 11, 2012

    Male: Seeking to mollify New Delhi after intemperate antiIndia remarks by a key presidential aide, Maldives has given profound apology as a USD 514million airport project carried out by Indian company GMR became a target of political football in Male. Immediately after the remarks were made by Abbas Adil Riza...
  • India assures strong support as PM, Waheed meet May 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Assuring strong support, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday hoped all shades of political opinion in Maldives would get together to find a way forward as President Mohamed Waheed expressed to him his deep commitment to democracy and conduct of elections. Waheed, who is on his first foreign visit...
  • Maldivian president Waheed arrives in India May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed arrived in New Delhi on Friday on a fiveday official visit, his first to any country since he seized power from Mohamed Nasheed three weeks ago. Waheed was Nasheed's vice president and took charge of the atoll nation following a police mutiny, sparking political unrest. In...
  • Maldivian President to make first visit to India May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Mohamed Waheed, the new president of Maldives, will be in India on a fiveday first ever official visit beginning Friday when he will discuss with the Indian leadership his atoll nation's future, including possible early elections. After unexpected turn of events in February this year propelled him to the...
  • Maldives' Parliament starts proceedings after chaos April 2, 2012

    Male: After two tumultuous sittings marred by protests by the opposition MDP, Maldives' parliament commenced its first session of the year on Monday, indicating that the new government may finally be getting on with work. Almost two months after Maldives' first democratically elected president c was overthrown in what he called...
  • 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 17, 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. ...
  • Maldivian regime open to scrutiny over coup charges February 14, 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...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...