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Maldives imposes strict curbs as COVID-19 cases spike

May 26 2021

MALE The Maldives will restrict movement from Wednesday to curb a surge in coronavirus infections that is putting pressure on the island's healthcare facilities, officials said.

Bomb attack on former Maldives president linked to Islamic extremists, police say

May 08 2021

MALE Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is conscious after life-saving surgery, his family said on Saturday, as police made two arrests in connection with a blast they said was being treated as a terror attack.

'I'm good', says former Maldives president Nasheed after surviving bomb blast

May 08 2021

MALE, May 8 Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed is conscious after life-saving surgery, his family said on Saturday, as police made two arrests in connection with a blast they said was being treated as a terror attack.

Maldives former president Nasheed critical after bomb blast

May 07 2021

MALE (Reuters) -The Maldives speaker of parliament and former president, Mohamed Nasheed, was in critical care on Friday after being severely wounded in a bomb blast outside his home, hospital authorities said, in what police are treating as a terrorist attack.

Former Maldives president treated for wounds after blast outside home

May 07 2021

MALE (Reuters) -The speaker of parliament in Maldives, former President Mohamed Nasheed, was being treated for shrapnel wounds and in stable condition after a blast outside his family home on Thursday, a spokesman for his governing Maldivian Democratic Party said.

Maldives ex-president Nasheed, wounded in blast, undergoing surgery

May 07 2021

MALE Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed was undergoing surgery on Friday after he was hit by shrapnel from a bomb blast outside his home, his party said.

Maldives imposes night curfew after steep jump in COVID-19 infections

May 06 2021

MALE Maldives will begin a night-time curfew from Thursday to control a doubling of daily coronavirus infections that was fuelled by crowds at a local election and family gatherings during the ongoing Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Pompeo says China has brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Oct 28 2020

NEW DELHI/MALE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the Chinese Communist Party had brought lawlessness to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, as the top U.S. diplomat kept up tough criticism of China during a trip to Asia.

Pompeo to visit Sri Lanka and Maldives as China threat looms

Oct 20 2020

COLOMBO/MALE U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Sri Lanka and the Maldives this month, officials of both Indian Ocean nations said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to counter China's growing influence in the region.

Maldives former president Gayoom tests positive for COVID-19

Aug 26 2020

MALE The former president of the Maldives, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, said he had tested positive for COVID-19, as the tourist-dependent island nation reports a pick-up in cases since re-opening its borders last month.

World News

Poland comes under fire over challenge to primacy of EU law

BRUSSELS/LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) -Poland's prime minister came under repeated criticism during a tense debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday, with the EU's chief executive telling Warsaw that its challenge to the supremacy of EU law would not go unpunished.