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Pesident Abdulla Yameen is due to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an official visit to New Delhi on April 10, the president’s office has announced.

 
The court order issued on the request of the plaintiffs only applies for the print edition and does not include Haveeru Online.
 

Twenty-two opposition lawmakers had sponsored the motion which was filed early this month.

 

Main media outlets on Wednesday bemoaned the controversial bill submitted by the government to the parliament which could criminalise defamation by insisting that it could severely restrict the right to freedom of speech in Maldives.

 

Government called off Tuesday a one on one sit-down with Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) on releasing its jailed leader after the main opposition boycotted the talks, but insisted on further efforts to pressure the opposition to the talks.

 
Government-controlled parliament shot down an emergency motion submitted by the opposition Monday to bring to the government's attention the recommendations made by a powerful Commonwealth oversight body.  
 

A massive money laundering cyclone involving $1.5 billion is set to hit the top political family of the Maldives, reveals a trove of documents accessed by The Sunday Standard. 

 

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned Wednesday that his country could impose sanctions on Maldivian individuals if the island nation's government fails to take action to free political prisoners.

 

Jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed warned Monday of a "cold war" and an "arms race" in the Indian Ocean as he lashed out at the government for its pro-China stance.

 

Following his temporary release from jail, former President Mohamed Nasheed met today with the heads of diplomatic missions in Colombo and expressed the need for dialogue between the opposition and the Maldivian government, according to sources.

 


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