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Maldives president declines to be vaccinated in the UAE

Maldives President Ibrahim Muhammad Solih recently made a personal visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he reportedly declined an offer from the UAE officials to get himself vaccinated

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Special session of Maldives parliament to facilitate local council elections

The Maldives government called a special session of parliament on 13 January to pass necessary amendments that would allow the country to hold local council elections even in a state of a public health emergency

Maldives to resume ties with Qatar

A day after the Saudi Arabia-led alliance ended the standoff with Qatar, the Maldives decided to reinstate full diplomatic relations with Qatar

Maldives president on unofficial trip to Dubai

Maldives President Mohammad Solih is on an unofficial visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to a report on Rajje tv

Maldives’ GDP to grow by 13.5 percent in 2021

After facing a contraction of around 30 percent in its economy in 2020, the Maldives’s GDP is projected to grow by an impressive 13.5 percent in 2021, Sun news reported

Maldives to procure Oxford-AstraZeneca Covaxin

The Maldives has decided to procure Oxford-AstraZeneca covaxin, the government said, an agreement regarding it will be signed soon, Sun reported

Tourist arrival in December crossed 90,000

As the year-end approaches, the tourist arrival in the Maldives saw a dramatic rise in December The total footfall in the month already crossed 90,000, Sun news reported

Former Maldivian defence chief charged with misuse of power

The Maldives on Wednesday charged its former defence  chief Major Gen Ahmad Siyam (retd) for misusing his official position during his tenure as the chief of defence force between 2017-2018, Sun news reported

Maldives signs debt relief suspension deal with Japan

In a major relief to the already debt-ridden country, the Maldives on Sunday signed a deal with Japan for deferment on loan repayments under the G-20 Debt Service Suspension Initiatives (DSSI)

Maldives records highest single-day tourist arrival since reopening

From just a hundred tourists on the day it reopened its border on 15 July, the Maldives’ tourism industry achieved a new milestone on Sunday by welcoming more than 6000 tourists

Maldives makes home quarantine mandatory for UK travelers

Upon the discovery of the new strain of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, the Maldives has decided to make home quarantine mandatory for all Maldivians who either come from the UK  or have a stopover, lasting more than 12 hours, there, Sun News reported

Maldives to lease four islands for tourism

In order to boost tourism, the country's main revenue earlier, and to make the country more attractive for international travelers, the Maldives' government will be leasing four islands to private players for the development of resorts, Sun news reported

Maldives’ ex-defense chief may face corruption charges

Major General Ahmed Siyam (retd), the former Chief of Defense Forces in the Maldives, could soon be facing charges against himself for misuse of his official position as the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) of the country has sent its recommendations to the Prosecutor General Office seeking his prosecution, Sun news reported

Maldives: Sunday records highest tourist arrival since reopening

The Maldives on last Sunday recorded the highest tourist arrival and air traffic since border reopening on 15 July this year, Sun news reported

Maldives: Night curfew lifted in capital Male

After a significant drop in fresh infections of the COVID-19 in recent weeks, authorities in the Maldives have lifted night-curfew in capital Male in order to ease restrictions, Rajje tv reported

Emirates increases flight frequency to Maldives

Amid growing demand for tourism in the Maldives from Gulf nations, Emirates airline has now increased its frequency to four flights in a day to the Maldives, informed the Maldives Airport Company Limited (MACL) in a tweet

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