Maldives drops out of Commonwealth over rights row

/ Oct 13, 2016

Maldives drops out of Commonwealth over rights row

The Maldives angrily quit the Commonwealth on Thursday after years of wrangling over its human rights record since the toppling of its first democratically-elected leader four years ago. The troubled honeymoon island nation said it had been treated "unjustly and unfairly" by the bloc, a ...

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 ...

Jul 9, 2014

Moscow accuses U.S. of 'kidnapping' accused Russian hacker

Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of violating a bilateral treaty and "kidnapping" a Russian accused of hacking into U.S. retailers' computer systems to steal credit card data. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Saturday arrested Roman Valerevich Seleznev, the son of a ...

Brother of former autocrat elected Maldives president

/ Nov 17, 2013

Brother of former autocrat elected Maldives president

Voters in the Maldives have chosen the brother of the nation's former strongman to be their new president over the archipelago's first democratically elected leader in a closely fought runoff election Saturday. Yaamin Abdul Gayoom had 51.39 percent of the total vote, according to results ...