Maldives What Abdulla Yameen’s exit signals

Two years ago, when former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed joined hands with another former President, Abdul Maumoon Gayoom, everyone was surprised. For, Gayoom had jailed Nasheed, an activist for democratic reforms, many times during his three-decade rule. Asked by many to explain, Nasheed said, “How…

India Maldives’ closest ally, new President tells Narendra Modi

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, president-elect of the Maldives, has told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “India is always the closest ally” to the island nation and will remain so. Solih, who won Sunday’s presidential election defeating incumbent Abdulla Yameen, is expected to take office before the…

Maldives voters throw out China backed Puppet President Abdulla Yameen

Voters in the Maldives have thrown out the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen, in an extraordinary rebuke to a leader who jailed political opponents and judges and drew his country closer to China during a tumultuous five-year term. With more than 80% of the ballots counted…

India concerned over attempts to rig polls in Maldives

As the Maldives’ President Abdulla Yameen seeks re-election in the September 23 polls, India has been alarmed by what many see as blatant attempts to rig the voting process, notably by the Election Commission (EC) itself. Also, a major cause of concern is the presence…

Maldives’ Chinese debt and political risk could lead to trouble in paradise

A victory for President Abdullah Yameen in a Sunday election in the Maldives could ramp up pressure on its finances, as the government stays the course on a Chinese-backed infrastructure boom that is in danger of swamping the economy. The Maldives under Yameen has grown…

Maldives Calls US Remarks on Possible Sanctions an ‘Act of Intimidation

The Maldives has hit out at the United States after the US warned of possible sanctions against key officials of the island nation if upcoming elections are not free and fair. President Donald Trump’s administration warned the Indian ocean archipelago on Thursday of possible sanctions…

India boycotts inauguration of China Funded bridge, Maldives insults traditional friends

China’s flagship infrastructure project in the Maldives, a bridge linking capital Male with the airport island, has again brought into focus the widening gulf between India and its Indian Ocean neighbour. India chose to stay away from the inauguration on Thursday of what is officially…

Maldives Wants To Shed Excessive Indian Influence Chinese Media

The Maldives asking India to take back its military helicopters and personnel deployed there reflects the country’s “increasing desire to rid itself of the excessive Indian influence”, Chinese state media has said. A commentary in the Global Times said it was wrong on the part…

Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence as it woos China

Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence as it woos China NEW DELHI – The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New Delhi by President…

Maldives seeks to replace India with China – YouTube

This video shows you that Maldives seeks to replace India with China. Support Us: Headphone: https://amzn.to/2Mg6bAm Amazon TV Stick: https://amzn.to/2OZHnuS Mi band: https://amzn.to/2nu0xfY The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy…