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Abdulla Yameen

Nasheed’s star rises

India, whose voice was heeded in Washington and London, must bank on the hope that the Maldives breaks free completely from Beijing’s hold.

09 Apr 2019 12:01 AM

Maldives court orders arrest of former president Abdulla Yameen

Maldivian authorities on Monday ordered the arrest of former strongman president Abdulla Yameen over money laundering charges.

18 Feb 2019 6:09 PM

Yameen had tried to play India against China as 'puppet master': Maldives minister

Maldives knows importance of India as it was an 'important' partner, said Shahid who was on his first visit to India as foreign minister.

27 Nov 2018 1:49 PM

Look forward to working with new Maldives Prez to improve ties: PM Modi

PM Modi congratulated President Solih and interacted with leaders from Maldives and other parts of world during the oath taking ceremony.

17 Nov 2018 7:48 PM

‘India helped in restoration of democracy in Maldives’

Yameen had challenged the outcome of the elections, alleging the vote was rigged but the country’s Supreme Court upheld the results.

29 Oct 2018 1:10 AM


Defeated Maldives President blames 'disappearing ink' for poll results

A lawyer for the EC, which Yameen accused of colluding with printer to ensure his defeat denied any wrongdoing, including using special ink.

15 Oct 2018 6:29 PM

Outgoing Maldives president ‘received USD 1.5 million’: reports

The allegations that two cash deposits were made into a private account in Yameen’s name came to light after local media reported.

03 Oct 2018 1:22 PM

Surprise in Maldives: Road ahead is thorny

As with all small countries, the Maldives too is being closely scrutinised by a raft of global players.

27 Sep 2018 12:17 AM

Delhi rejoices at Abdulla Yameen’s defeat

The result is being seen as a strategic setback for China as President Yameen was extremely close to Beijing.

25 Sep 2018 2:03 AM

Change in Maldives: India must do its bit

The turnout as officially announced by the Maldives election body tells it own story.

25 Sep 2018 12:00 AM


Maldives: Opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidential polls

Results released by the Elections Commission early Monday morning showed Solih had secured 58.3 per cent of the popular vote.

24 Sep 2018 1:05 PM

Maldives: Benign neglect isn’t the way ahead

Either way, be it a Yameen or a Nasheed proxy calling the shots in Male, its time for India to dust off a fresh Maldives initiative.

21 Sep 2018 12:26 AM

Kerala floods: Maldives announces $50,000 relief

The Maldives has politically moved extremely close to both China and Pakistan, something that New Delhi is viewing with some alarm.

21 Aug 2018 5:53 AM

Gayoom daughter calls for Indian intervention

Calling on the Male government, headed by her estranged uncle President Yameen to allow her father to move back home.

01 May 2018 2:13 AM

India to avoid using force in Maldives

India is "not alone" in voicing certain concerns about the state of affairs in the Maldives.

25 Apr 2018 2:59 AM


India a cousin but China a long-lost brother found: Maldives envoy

The Maldives will further embrace Chinese investment but is aware it risks getting caught between China and India.

24 Mar 2018 7:18 PM

Snub by Maldives as India’s clout lessens

President Abdulla Yameen sent special envoys to Beijing, Islamabad and Riyadh to solicit support for his dictatorial rule.

24 Mar 2018 12:06 AM

With dissidents locked up, Maldives lifts Emergency

The statement defended the Emergency measures, saying they had been precipitated by a “constitutional crisis” created by the two judges.

23 Mar 2018 4:37 AM

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifts 45-day state of emergency

Yameen imposed emergency on Feb 5 after a SC ruling quashed convictions against 9 oppn leaders, ordered his govt to free the ones in jail.

22 Mar 2018 2:49 PM

Male snubs India’s ‘Milan’ exercise

Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba told reporters on the sidelines of an event: “Maldives was invited to join the Milan exercise but they have declined.”

28 Feb 2018 1:34 AM