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Mohamed Junayd

Maldives police arrest ex-vice president after India denies entry

Aug 04 2019

NEW DELHI/MALE Maldives police on Saturday said they had arrested former vice-president Ahmed Adeeb and were bringing him to the capital Male after he was refused entry to India.

Maldives ex-vice president detained on arrival by boat in India

Aug 01 2019

NEW DELHI/MALE Indian authorities are questioning the former vice president of the Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, for illegally entering the country after he arrived on a tugboat in the southern Indian port city of Thoothukudi, port and police officials said on Thursday.

Former Maldives president pleads not guilty to charges of money laundering

Jul 21 2019

MALE Abdulla Yameen, the former president of the Maldives, pled not guilty to charges of money laundering on Sunday, in the first hearing of a criminal court trial into the matter.

India's Modi calls for global conference on terrorism

Jun 08 2019

MALE, Maldives Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism in the region and around the world.

Maldives parliament repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

Apr 18 2019

MALE The Maldives has canceled a 2015 law that allowed foreigners to own land in the tropical islands, a move the government said addressed concerns about potential loss of sovereignty.

Maldives ruling party pledges probe into Chinese deals after landslide win

Apr 09 2019

MALE Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose party won a landslide in the archipelago's parliamentary election, on Tuesday pledged to conduct a thorough probe into deals with China.

Maldives leader heads for landslide win at parliament poll

Apr 07 2019

MALE Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party is heading for a historic landslide victory in parliamentary elections, provisional results showed, a move that will help him to investigate the scale of debts to China.

Maldives president hoping for election majority to probe China deals

Apr 04 2019

MALE The Maldives heads for a parliamentary election on Saturday with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih seeking a majority for his party to investigate debts to China, which it fears could run as high as $3 billion and risk sinking the economy.

Maldives court orders arrest of former president over alleged corruption

Feb 18 2019

MALE A court in the Maldives ordered the arrest and detention on Monday of the former president, Abdulla Yameen, on suspicion of money laundering.

Maldives president suspends ministers as corruption scandal spreads

Feb 15 2019

MALE Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih suspended two government ministers over financial transactions conducted with a company implicated in a $90 million corruption scandal.

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Trump paints picture of unity at prickly G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was getting along well with Western allies at a G7 summit in France, dismissing reports of rifts among leaders and declaring that they "respect" the trade war between Washington and Beijing.