Maldives

Country Maldives
Capital Malé
Continent Asia
Currency Maldivian rufiyaa(MVR)
Languages Maldivian (Dhivehi)

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Introduction

The Maldives was long a sultanate, first under Dutch and then under British protection. It became a republic in 1968, three years after independence. President Maumoon Abdul GAYOOM dominated the islands' political scene for 30 years, elected to six successive terms by single-party referendums. Following riots in the capital Male in August 2004, the president and his government pledged to embark upon democratic reforms including a more representative political system and expanded political freedoms. Progress was sluggish, however, and many promised reforms were slow to be realized. Nonetheless, political parties were legalized in 2005. In June 2008, a constituent assembly - termed the "Special Majlis" - finalized a new constitution, which was ratified by the president in August. The first-ever presidential elections under a multi-candidate, multi-party system were held in October 2008. GAYOOM was defeated in a runoff poll by Mohamed NASHEED, a political activist who had been jailed several years earlier by the former regime. Challenges facing the new president include strengthening democracy and combating poverty and drug abuse. Maldives officials have been prominent participants in international climate change talks due to the islands' low elevation and the threat from sea-level rise.

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Here's What's New in the Maldives - Travel Market ReportHere's What's New in the Maldives  Travel Market Report

Hilton is going two rungs up the luxury ladder in The Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. First, the established and highly popular Conrad Maldives Rangali Island ...



Maldives to set safe zones for swimming after Pinoy honeymooners' death - ABS-CBN NewsMaldives to set safe zones for swimming after Pinoy honeymooners' death  ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Authorities in Maldives will soon be establishing safe zones for swimming in every island following the drowning incident that claimed the lives of a ...



Cabinet Go-Ahead For Facilitation Of Visa Arrangements With Maldives - NDTV NewsCabinet Go-Ahead For Facilitation Of Visa Arrangements With Maldives  NDTV News

The Union Cabinet today gave its ex-post facto approval to the agreement on the facilitation of visa arrangements signed between India and the Maldives signed ...



New Delhi appoints new envoys for Israel, South Africa, Bhutan, Maldives - The HinduNew Delhi appoints new envoys for Israel, South Africa, Bhutan, Maldives  The Hindu

In a major reshuffle of ambassadorial appointments, the Ministry of External Affairs has decided on sending new Ambassadors to Israel, Mexico, South Africa, ...



Maldives won’t be used as a plaything for powers in Indian Ocean: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih - Economic TimesMaldives won’t be used as a plaything for powers in Indian Ocean: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih  Economic Times

The island nation won't allow any anti-India activities from its soil, says Maldives' President.



India-Maldives security cooperation keeps us safe: Maldivian defence minister to WION - WIONIndia-Maldives security cooperation keeps us safe: Maldivian defence minister to WION  WION

Maldivian defence minister Mariya Didi will be in India from January 23 to 30. This is her first visit after taking charge as country's defence minister under Ibrahim ...



Maldives: new president must ward off threats from Islamic extremism, foreign powers and autocratic rivals - The Conversation - UKMaldives: new president must ward off threats from Islamic extremism, foreign powers and autocratic rivals  The Conversation - UK

It's a tourist paradise. But behind the scenes, democracy in the Maldives has long been in peril.



Remains of newlyweds who drowned in Maldives heading home - Philippine StarRemains of newlyweds who drowned in Maldives heading home  Philippine Star

The remains of the Filipino couple who drowned in the Maldives while on their honeymoon will soon return home, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.



Flying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives - CNNFlying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives  CNN

In the Maldives, things can definitely get relaxed. For example, take Trans Maldivian Airways, where the pilots may kick off their sandals and go barefoot once in ...



India replaces advanced light helicopter at Gan Addu Atoll of Maldives - Times of IndiaIndia replaces advanced light helicopter at Gan Addu Atoll of Maldives  Times of India

India News: NEW DELHI: India on Saturday replaced an Advanced Light Helicopter at the Gan Addu Atoll of Maldives, the Coast Guard said.



Filipino couple drowns while on honeymoon in Maldives - Philippine StarFilipino couple drowns while on honeymoon in Maldives  Philippine Star

What would have been a romantic getaway turned into tragedy when a Filipino couple drowned on Sunday while on their honeymoon in Maldives.



Ministry announces inspection of all tourist establishments - Maldives IndependentMinistry announces inspection of all tourist establishments  Maldives Independent

The tourism ministry announced Thursday plans to review industry regulations and inspect all resorts, guesthouses and safari vessels in the country.



Newlyweds from Laguna drown while on Maldives honeymoon - RapplerNewlyweds from Laguna drown while on Maldives honeymoon  Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – A newly married Filipino couple from Laguna drowned while on their honeymoon in the Maldives, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) ...



Maldives President Asks For Details Of Graft Under Pro-China Predecessors - NDTV NewsMaldives President Asks For Details Of Graft Under Pro-China Predecessors  NDTV News

The president of the Maldives has appealed to citizens to furnish details of graft during the term of his pro-China predecessor and earlier, as the Indian Ocean ...



Lessons in Luxury: why I keep returning to the beautiful, boring Maldives - Telegraph.co.ukLessons in Luxury: why I keep returning to the beautiful, boring Maldives  Telegraph.co.uk

I 'm just back from the Maldives, again. My friends think this is a flimsy excuse for making my fourth visit in just as many years but, honestly, when you work in the ...



Society & Culture1 day ago Korean tourist drowns near Paradise Resort - Maldives IndependentSociety & Culture1 day ago Korean tourist drowns near Paradise Resort  Maldives Independent

A 66-year-old South Korean tourist drowned Wednesday afternoon while snorkelling near the Paradise Resort. She was brought from the resort island to the ...



After Hiccups, India and Maldives Target Economic Cooperation - The WireAfter Hiccups, India and Maldives Target Economic Cooperation  The Wire

President Ibrahim Solih's first visit to New Delhi indicated that Maldives will try to re-balance its relations with India and China.



Why Kudadoo in the Maldives is the best new luxury hotel to visit in 2019 - South China Morning PostWhy Kudadoo in the Maldives is the best new luxury hotel to visit in 2019  South China Morning Post

Kudadoo Maldives is home to 15 overwater bungalows, and its sloped roof generates enough energy to serve 50 guests and 100 staff.



Why the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon destination - Metro.co.ukWhy the Maldives is the perfect honeymoon destination  Metro.co.uk

Tropical fish of all shapes, sizes and colours are darting past us in every direction. We're drifting through the brilliant blue ocean outside our wooden hut, our ...



Number of illegal migrants estimated at 63000 - Maldives IndependentNumber of illegal migrants estimated at 63000  Maldives Independent

An estimated 63,000 foreign nationals are working in the Maldives illegally out of a migrant worker population of 144,607, Controller of Immigration Mohamed ...



The Maldives' Games of Thrones - The DiplomatThe Maldives' Games of Thrones  The Diplomat

Ibu Solih and the democrats won a shock victory, but the Maldives' past suggests more twists and turns to come.



MDP Primary: Voting underway at polling stations across Maldives - Avas.mvMDP Primary: Voting underway at polling stations across Maldives  Avas.mv

Parliamentary primary elections for Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has commenced on Friday. The election will decide which members of the main-ruling ...



Maldives' ruling coalition 'hanging by thread' - RaajjemvMaldives' ruling coalition 'hanging by thread'  Raajjemv

View the most latest, reliable and breaking news today for maldives at raajje.mv.



Holidaymakers flee £3,000-per-night luxury Maldives hotel after devastating fire - The TelegraphHolidaymakers flee £3,000-per-night luxury Maldives hotel after devastating fire  The Telegraph

One of the top luxury resorts in the Maldives has been hit by a devastating fire which tore through the property on Wednesday night. Seven overwater villas and ...



Velaa Private Island Unveils a Magnificent Re-Design in the Maldives - Luxury Travel MagazineVelaa Private Island Unveils a Magnificent Re-Design in the Maldives  Luxury Travel Magazine

Hailed as Designer of the Decade* in the world's media, Velaa Private Island is delighted to have Patricia Urquiola lead the redesign of Velaa Private Island's ...



The best luxury hotel in the world in 2019: Kudadoo Maldives - Business InsiderThe best luxury hotel in the world in 2019: Kudadoo Maldives  Business Insider

Kudadoo Maldives Private Island has been named the best new luxury hotel in the world. A stay at the solar-powered resort starts at $3400 per night.



Joint cooperation committee proposed during President Solih's UAE visit - Maldives IndependentJoint cooperation committee proposed during President Solih's UAE visit  Maldives Independent

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed during President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's official visit to Abu Dhabi on Monday to form a Joint Cooperation ...



Maldives luxury resort Kudadoo powered entirely by solar panels - CurbedMaldives luxury resort Kudadoo powered entirely by solar panels  Curbed

Located off one of the Maldives' tiny tropical islands, the luxury resort's main building has a roof built from solar panels arranged into a stepped pattern.



Bahrain Vs Maldives Live Score (T20): Full Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket - FirstpostBahrain Vs Maldives Live Score (T20): Full Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket  Firstpost

Bahrain Vs Maldives Live Score (T20) full scorecard, cricket score and updates. Get all latest cricket match results, scores and statistics, with complete cricket ...



Maldives Vs Saudi Arabia Live Score (T20): Full Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket - FirstpostMaldives Vs Saudi Arabia Live Score (T20): Full Scorecard, Match Score and Cricket Updates - Firstcricket  Firstpost

Maldives Vs Saudi Arabia Live Score (T20) full scorecard, cricket score and updates. Get all latest cricket match results, scores and statistics, with complete ...



India has not sought military base in Maldives in return for financial aid: Sources - Times of IndiaIndia has not sought military base in Maldives in return for financial aid: Sources  Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has not sought building of any kind of military facility in return for granting $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives, official sources said on ...



Filipino fire-dancer at Maldives resort passes away - Avas.mvFilipino fire-dancer at Maldives resort passes away  Avas.mv

A Filipino fire-dancer working at luxury Maldives resort, Jumeirah Vittaveli has passed away suddenly. The fire dancer, who performs nightly shows at the resort ...



This Luxury Resort in the Maldives Will Serve You Fresh Calamari During a Sailing Lunch on the Equator - Travel+LeisureThis Luxury Resort in the Maldives Will Serve You Fresh Calamari During a Sailing Lunch on the Equator  Travel+Leisure

You can enjoy a luxury sunset dinner of lobster and salmon or *fresh* calamari on a sailing trip to the equator thanks to Shangri-la's "Dine by Design"



Maldives: Need to avoid process hiccups in Indian aid relations - Observer Research FoundationMaldives: Need to avoid process hiccups in Indian aid relations  Observer Research Foundation

The path-breaking Indian initiative in the 'neighbourhood aid policy' came in the form of a $800 m to fund infrastructure development projects in Maldives.



A New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations - The DiplomatA New Chapter in India-Maldives Relations  The Diplomat

With a change of leadership in Male, the Maldives have turned back to India.



Gwyneth Paltrow and Husband Brad Falchuk Vacation in Romantic Overwater Bungalow in Maldives - PEOPLE.comGwyneth Paltrow and Husband Brad Falchuk Vacation in Romantic Overwater Bungalow in Maldives  PEOPLE.com

Gwyneth Paltrow and Brad Falchuk are saying goodbye to paradise. The newlyweds, who tied the knot in a private ceremony…



Tourism 'flourishes' in Maldives... but at what pace? - The EditionTourism 'flourishes' in Maldives... but at what pace?  The Edition

A holiday in the Maldives is an experience described almost entirely by superlatives. From exclusive uber-luxury island resorts to intimate community-based ...



Police seek postmortem after custodial death - Maldives IndependentPolice seek postmortem after custodial death  Maldives Independent

Police are seeking to perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death of a 23-year-old woman who passed away Tuesday at the custodial centre on ...



India Extends $1.4 Billion Aid to Maldives, Joins Hands to Promote Renewables - Mercom IndiaIndia Extends $1.4 Billion Aid to Maldives, Joins Hands to Promote Renewables  Mercom India

India announced provision of financial assistance up to $ 1.4 billion in the form of budgetary support, currency swap and concessional lines of credit.



President and cabinet's asset disclosure 'incomplete' - Maldives IndependentPresident and cabinet's asset disclosure 'incomplete'  Maldives Independent

The unprecedented disclosure of the president and his cabinet's personal finances has been criticised as “incomplete” by anti-corruption NGO Transparency ...



Fire Forces Evacuation of Maldives Luxury Resort - Travel AgentFire Forces Evacuation of Maldives Luxury Resort  Travel Agent

The Gili Lankanfushi Maldives resort remains closed for the foreseeable future while repairs and an investigation are underway. Get the details here.



Sneak peek of Raffles Meradhoo Maldives ahead of February opening - 9HoneySneak peek of Raffles Meradhoo Maldives ahead of February opening  9Honey

The highly-anticipated Raffles Meradhoo in the Maldives will finally open its doors on February 1, 2019. Nestled on a stunningly pristine private island, the Gaafu ...



Three questioned in hate speech probe - Maldives IndependentThree questioned in hate speech probe  Maldives Independent

At least three people have been questioned in an investigation launched by police into hate speech and death threats after a public chat channel started ...



Coalition lawmaker asked to withdraw bill to bar Nasheed's candidacy - Maldives IndependentCoalition lawmaker asked to withdraw bill to bar Nasheed's candidacy  Maldives Independent

Jumhooree Party MP Abdul Latheef Mohamed has been asked to withdraw a bill he submitted Monday to bar former presidents from running for parliament.



I'm Traveling To India & The Maldives For 10 Days & Here's What's In My Bag - Elite DailyI'm Traveling To India & The Maldives For 10 Days & Here's What's In My Bag  Elite Daily

Regardless of how many times I get on a plane, visiting a new place is always exciting for me. It's thrilling to get to immerse myself in another culture and learn ...



Tourist couple from Philippines drowns near Dhiffushi - Maldives IndependentTourist couple from Philippines drowns near Dhiffushi  Maldives Independent

A tourist couple from the Philippines drowned Sunday morning while swimming near the Dhiffushi island in Kaafu atoll. The 29-year-old man and 30-year-old ...



Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve – Eydhafushi, Maldives - Atlas ObscuraBaa Atoll Biosphere Reserve – Eydhafushi, Maldives  Atlas Obscura

Discover Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve in Eydhafushi, Maldives: The world's seventh-largest coral reef contains an incredible amount of biodiversity.



First veterinary clinic opens in Maldives - Maldives IndependentFirst veterinary clinic opens in Maldives  Maldives Independent

The long-awaited first veterinary clinic in the Maldives opened in the capital's suburb Vilimalé on Thursday. Located in a research centre managed by the ...



Gwyneth Paltrow says ex Chris Martin joined her for Maldives honeymoon with Brad Falchuk - Sky NewsGwyneth Paltrow says ex Chris Martin joined her for Maldives honeymoon with Brad Falchuk  Sky News

If Gwyneth Paltrow and ex Chris Martin are anything to go by, it seems "conscious uncoupling" might actually be the best way to go through a break-up. Not only ...



Suspected traffickers arrested with cannabis - Maldives IndependentSuspected traffickers arrested with cannabis  Maldives Independent

Two foreign nationals were arrested with 47 packets of cannabis in a joint operation conducted by the police drug enforcement department and the Maldives ...



Centara: Best in Travel Sri Lanka and Maldives - TTR WeeklyCentara: Best in Travel Sri Lanka and Maldives  TTR Weekly

BANGKOK 9 January 2019: Travellers are being invited to experience the “Best in Travel” in the Indian Ocean by Thailand's leading hospitality group, Centara ...



Kriti Sanon's Maldives vacay is all about family time and amazing clicks - see photos - Times NowKriti Sanon's Maldives vacay is all about family time and amazing clicks - see photos  Times Now

Kriti Sanon, who has a lot of projects lined up in her kitty for the coming year, is presently having a gala time with her family in the Maldives. Check out the photos ...



Jan 13, 2019 Coca-Cola's new campaign for Premier League fans in Maldives - Avas.mvJan 13, 2019 Coca-Cola's new campaign for Premier League fans in Maldives  Avas.mv

Coca-Cola on Friday introduced a special campaign for the Premier League, to engage and excite football fans in the Maldives. ADS BY AS MARINE MALDIVES.



Gwyneth Paltrow's husband Brad Falchuk shares natural snap of her in Maldives - Daily MailGwyneth Paltrow's husband Brad Falchuk shares natural snap of her in Maldives  Daily Mail

Gwyneth Paltrow's husband Brad Falchuk has shared a sweet photo of her on Instagram, during their holiday to the Maldives.



Modern Maldives honeymoon as Gwyneth Paltrow and new husband Brad Falchuk invite ex Chris Martin - The West AustralianModern Maldives honeymoon as Gwyneth Paltrow and new husband Brad Falchuk invite ex Chris Martin  The West Australian

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed her ex-husband Chris Martin joined her and her new husband on an extended “honeymoon” to the Maldives.



Island council faces hefty fine for illegal tree removal - Maldives IndependentIsland council faces hefty fine for illegal tree removal  Maldives Independent

The environmental watchdog has decided to fine the island council of Lhaimagu in Shaviyani Atoll for the illegal removal of trees. More than 500 coconut palms ...



Newlyweds Parul Chauhan and Chirag Thakkar honeymoon in Maldives. See pics - India TodayNewlyweds Parul Chauhan and Chirag Thakkar honeymoon in Maldives. See pics  India Today

Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai actress Parul Chauhan tied the knot with Chirag Thakkar on December 12. The couple are currently have a great time in Maldives.



Two Philippine tourists drown during Maldives holiday - Avas.mvTwo Philippine tourists drown during Maldives holiday  Avas.mv

Two tourists out swimming in the small channel separating Meeru Island Resort and Kaafu Atoll Dhiffushi island drowned on Sunday. ADS BY REDWAVE PVT ...



Academic year begins with pilot breakfast programme - Maldives IndependentAcademic year begins with pilot breakfast programme  Maldives Independent

Schools across the Maldives opened Sunday for the 2019 academic year as the new government launched a breakfast pilot programme. There are 213 schools ...



Maldives ex-president denies encouraging premarital sex - RaajjemvMaldives ex-president denies encouraging premarital sex  Raajjemv

He said he apologizes if the speech he gave on the dangers of hard drugs and the trauma faced by children born out of wedlock was misconstrued; Nasheed ...



China’s Debt-Trap: Chance for India to Step Up Its Game? - The QuintChina’s Debt-Trap: Chance for India to Step Up Its Game?  The Quint

China's 'Debt-Trap': Manoj Joshi explains why China's Belt and Road Initiative has fallen under suspicion and may be a potential debt trap to ensnare ...



Petrol and diesel prices slashed - Maldives IndependentPetrol and diesel prices slashed  Maldives Independent

The State Trading Organisation on Sunday reduced the price of diesel by MVR2 and petrol by MVR1, reflecting a fall in global oil prices. The new price of diesel ...



If This Underwater Villa in the Maldives Isn't on Your Bucket List, You're Doing It Wrong - POPSUGARIf This Underwater Villa in the Maldives Isn't on Your Bucket List, You're Doing It Wrong  POPSUGAR

Still piecing together your 2019 travel bucket list? Then boy oh boy, do we have a worthy addition for you. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel finally.



Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff return to Mumbai from the Maldives - FilmfareDisha Patani and Tiger Shroff return to Mumbai from the Maldives  Filmfare

It's time to welcome another year with new wishes and hopes and B-town's hotties went all out to celebrate it. A lot of stars were out of Mumbai to ring in the New ...



Teens injured in Hulhumalé fight - Maldives IndependentTeens injured in Hulhumalé fight  Maldives Independent

Two 17-year-old boys were injured in a fight Wednesday afternoon in the capital's suburb Hulhumalé. The teenagers were taken to the Hulhumalé hospital ...



Maldives ranks 6 on World's Most Instagrammable Countries 2019 - The EditionMaldives ranks 6 on World's Most Instagrammable Countries 2019  The Edition

Global travel site, Big 7 Travel, ranked the Maldives sixth in the 'World's Most Instagrammable Countries 2019'. In a press release on Monday, Big 7 Travel ...



Life, literally is a beach - The AustralianLife, literally is a beach  The Australian

Some people have all the luck. On any given day, Michael Flynn might rise early, take his dog for a walk and enjoy a swim or a round of golf before starting a ...



Japan to collaborate on empowering Maldivian women - RaajjemvJapan to collaborate on empowering Maldivian women  Raajjemv

Ambassador Yanai said that Japan takes special consideration in protecting the rights of women and giving them equal opportunities; Minister Shidhatha said ...



Colonel Nazim raises suspicion on presidential speedboat blast - Avas.mvColonel Nazim raises suspicion on presidential speedboat blast  Avas.mv

Former Defense Minister and explosives expert, Colonel (Retired) Mohamed Nazim, has expressed concern regarding the events surrounding the explosion ...



Ian Paisley urged to reimburse charity for first class plane ticket to New York - Irish ExaminerIan Paisley urged to reimburse charity for first class plane ticket to New York  Irish Examiner

Democratic Unionist Ian Paisley has been urged by a fellow MP to reimburse a charity for the price of a first class plane ticket to New York. The North Antrim ...



Filipino student drowns in New Zealand: DFA - ABS-CBN NewsFilipino student drowns in New Zealand: DFA  ABS-CBN News

A Filipino student drowned in New Zealand last Friday, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday.



Stephen Constantine took India forward after Wim Koevermans' dark age - Yahoo SportsStephen Constantine took India forward after Wim Koevermans' dark age  Yahoo Sports

During his time at the helm of affairs of India's senior men's football team, Stephen Constantine hardly got much accolades. However, his work was out there to ...



SMART Journal Awards conferred on five academicians - The HinduSMART Journal Awards conferred on five academicians  The Hindu

TIRUCHIThe SMART Journal Awards for 2018 were conferred on five eminent personalities by the Vice-Chancellor of Bharathidasan University P. Manisankar, ...



Maldives Opposition Declares Election Victory - The New York TimesMaldives Opposition Declares Election Victory  The New York Times

Local news organizations said Ibrahim Mohamed Solih had won decisively, but Abdulla Yameen, the autocratic president, had yet to concede.



What is the Maldives economic crisis and why did India announce $1.4 billion aid to the island nation? - India TodayWhat is the Maldives economic crisis and why did India announce $1.4 billion aid to the island nation?  India Today

With a new government under president Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in office, the Indian Ocean neighbour appears ready to get its relationship with India back on ...



With A New President, Can The Maldives Escape China's Debt Trap? - ForbesWith A New President, Can The Maldives Escape China's Debt Trap?  Forbes

Elections in the Maldives last month witnessed the unexpected ouster of incumbent president Abdulla Yameen. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, the consensus ...



The Maldives' New Government: Mission Impossible? - The DiplomatThe Maldives' New Government: Mission Impossible?  The Diplomat

From reframing ties with China to advancing Maldivian democracy, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has a hard road ahead.



Modi Should Not Bail Out China In Maldives - ForbesModi Should Not Bail Out China In Maldives  Forbes

India' Prime Minister Narendra Modi shouldn't help the Maldives pay its debts to China. It isn't in India's own economic and geopolitical interests, at this point.



Why are China and India so interested in the Maldives? - South China Morning PostWhy are China and India so interested in the Maldives?  South China Morning Post

The Maldives, long a popular tourist destination, has grown in strategic importance in recent years as China and India vie for influence in the region, and as ...



How to Take Your Dream Trip to the Maldives on a Budget - Travel+LeisureHow to Take Your Dream Trip to the Maldives on a Budget  Travel+Leisure

Just say “Maldives” and you can't help but picture overwater bungalows, pristine waters, and perfectly pure sand. The islands are, in a word, idyllic.



Ian Paisley urged to repay charity for first-class flight to US - The Irish TimesIan Paisley urged to repay charity for first-class flight to US  The Irish Times

North Antrim MP received over £6000 for flight and accommodation on New York trip.



Our Relationship With Maldives Most Important: Sushma Swaraj - NDTV NewsOur Relationship With Maldives Most Important: Sushma Swaraj  NDTV News

India's relationship with the Maldives is of the utmost priority, the foreign ministry said in a press release.



India offers Maldives $1bn in loans to help repay China debt - Nikkei Asian ReviewIndia offers Maldives $1bn in loans to help repay China debt  Nikkei Asian Review

NEW DELHI -- India is considering providing up to $1 billion in loans to the Maldives to help it pay down its debt to China, but only if the isla.



New regulation requires declaration of cash over USD 20k - RaajjemvNew regulation requires declaration of cash over USD 20k  Raajjemv

View the most latest, reliable and breaking news today for maldives at raajje.mv.



Modi's maiden Maldives trip signals support for Solih government - Economic TimesModi's maiden Maldives trip signals support for Solih government  Economic Times

By Archana Chaudhary and Iain Marlow Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make his first-ever visit to the tropical island nation of Maldives for the swearing-in of ...



From Bhutan To California, Here Are A Few Top Hotel Openings Of 2019 - Star2.comFrom Bhutan To California, Here Are A Few Top Hotel Openings Of 2019  Star2.com

From a high-end property in the “happiest place on Earth” to one of the most highly anticipated hotel restaurant openings of the year, 2019 will see a slew of new ...



India to host Maldives President Ibu Solih in Dec - Economic TimesIndia to host Maldives President Ibu Solih in Dec  Economic Times

India will host the Maldives' new President, Ibu Solih, on his maiden state visit abroad in December after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Solih's ...



India extends $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives - Economic TimesIndia extends $1.4 billion assistance to Maldives  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday announced $1.4 billion financial assistance to Maldives after he held extensive talks with President ...



After building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China? - ReutersAfter building spree, just how much does the Maldives owe China?  Reuters

One week after taking power, the new government of the Maldives says it has no idea how much it owes China, which has led a construction spree in the tiny ...



President-elect Ibu Solih may look at halting BRI projects in Maldives - Economic TimesPresident-elect Ibu Solih may look at halting BRI projects in Maldives  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Maldives President-elect Ibu Solih is exploring options of putting on hold Chinesefunded Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) projects that have caused ...



Maldives Destroys British Statues Deemed Offensive To Islam - NDTV NewsMaldives Destroys British Statues Deemed Offensive To Islam  NDTV News

Police armed with pickaxes and power tools have destroyed a modern artwork by a celebrated British sculptor in the Maldives, after the outgoing president in the ...



The gorgeous glowing beach of Maldives - Times of IndiaThe gorgeous glowing beach of Maldives  Times of India

Experiencing the blue lights at the Vaadhoo Beach in Maldives, a natural occurrence magical beyond words. More on Times of India Travel.



India to hold naval defence exercise with Maldives - India TodayIndia to hold naval defence exercise with Maldives  India Today

After edging over China in Male, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's diplomacy would be at play in the island nation of Maldives again as the Indian Coast Guard ...



Sun, Sand and Cement: The Maldives Development Story | A News18.com Immersive - News18Sun, Sand and Cement: The Maldives Development Story | A News18.com Immersive  News18

There's no stopping President Abdulla Yameen and his development agenda. The steps taken, however, have been a cause of concern for several ...



PM Modi Assures "All Possible Help" To New Maldivian Government - NDTV NewsPM Modi Assures "All Possible Help" To New Maldivian Government  NDTV News

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured all possible help to new Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in fulfilling his government's pledges to the ...



Maldives denies media reports of Indian Army deployment - Economic TimesMaldives denies media reports of Indian Army deployment  Economic Times

MALE, MALDIVES: The Maldives Government has strongly denied media reports which stated that India had offered USD 1 billion to Maldives in exchange for ...



Maldives President Ibu Solih to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan - Economic TimesMaldives President Ibu Solih to stay at Rashtrapati Bhavan  Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India will lay the red carpet for Ibu Solih who will make his maiden state visit abroad on December 17 after being elected as Maldives President by ...



As New Delhi-Malé ties deteriorate, Indians are getting anxious about their future in the Maldives - Scroll.inAs New Delhi-Malé ties deteriorate, Indians are getting anxious about their future in the Maldives  Scroll.in

Both countries seem to have tightened the visa rules for each other's citizens, say Indians living and working in the island nation.



India hopes to restart its projects in Maldives - Economic TimesIndia hopes to restart its projects in Maldives  Economic Times

India will seek to kickstart its projects in the Maldives during PM Modi's daylong visit to Male on November 17 to attend Ibu Solih's swearing-in ceremony.



Island diplomacy: a storm in the Maldives - The InterpreterIsland diplomacy: a storm in the Maldives  The Interpreter

A recent election could shift the power balance between China and India in the Indian Ocean.