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Maldives donates $50,000 for flood-hit Kerala

Expressing sympathies to the government and people of India over the death and destruction in Kerala floods, the Maldives has announced a donation of $50,000 as a "token contribution in solidarity", the Maldives Embassy in New Delhi said.

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China welcomes end of Emergency in Maldives

China on Friday welcome Maldivian President's Abdulla Yameen's decision to lift the state of Emergency and hoped the government and the opposition will solve the crisis jointly through dialog

Maldives to ban religious extremist websites

The Maldives is planning to block websites that spread religious extremist rhetoric online, the defence minister said.

Hijab and the Maldives: stigma, shaming and the struggle to take it off

Alimath Mahmood* expected a community backlash over her decision to remove the hijab. She had worn it for 14 years, watching as Maldivian society became more conservative and more critical of women who stopped wearing it. Yet her fears were mostly unfounded.

Increase in Maldivians heading to Syria

The number of Maldivians travelling to Syria to fight with jihadist groups is on the rise, Defence Minister Adam Shareef said Monday.

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Kerala floods: Writing on the wall that was ignored

The questions that need to be asked is how further in the past should Kerala go back to understand this disaster? And how much into the future should the state go to reflect on the calamity that it had brought on to itself?

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Bimstec envoys call for early conclusion of FTA

Ahead of the Bimstec Summit in Nepal this month-end, envoys of the seven-nation regional bloc on Monday called for early conclusion of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member-...

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