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Maldives president's boat blast an 'assassination attempt'

Sep 30, 2015

Maldives president's boat blast an 'assassination attempt'

The top diplomat of the Maldives said Tuesday an explosion on the boat of the island nation's leader was likely a targeted attack. Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon told reporters it remained unclear who may have been behind the explosion Monday when the boat carrying President ...

Jul 28, 2015

China 'not planning' to build military bases in Maldives

China is not planning to build military bases in the Maldives, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday, after the Maldives allowed foreigners to own land despite opposition concern the reform could be used for military expansion by China. The Indian Ocean island nation passed legislation last ...