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Pro-China Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu's party clinches crucial Parliamentary polls amid recent diplomatic row with India

President Mohamed Muizzu People’s National Congress (PNC) took control of the Parliament by winning the election on Sunday by clinching over 60 seats, highlighting the Island Nation's further tilt towards China and moving away from regional powerhouse India.

The Maldives 'debt distress': President Muizzu faces domestic outrage over China affinity

Since winning the 2023 elections banking on an anti-India narrative and coming to power, Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu has been developing ties with China and distancing from India, calling its long-time ally a "threat to the sovereignty of Maldives."

Maldives opposition demands President Muizzu's impeachment over leaked reports alleging corruption by him

Ahead of the parliamentary polls in the Maldives, the opposition parties have demanded an investigation followed by an impeachment of President Mohamed Muizzu over the leaked report of his alleged corruption from 2018, a charge dismissed by him.

India-Maldives relations cannot be broken easily due to some stupid people, says Manta Air CEO

Male/Maldives/UNI: Manta Air CEO Mohammed Khaleel said the diplomatic rift between India and the Maldives is persisting due to the actions of certain stupid middle-level politicians and the influence of social media, but he exuded confidence that the relations between the countries cannot be broken easily due to years of strong bonds and shared interests.

Maldives projects 2 million tourists in 2024

Colombo: Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu Monday forecasted that the country could attract two million tourist arrivals this year, making it the first time in the history of the Maldives since the inception of its tourism industry, according to local media.

Maldives opposition party may file impeachment motion against President Mohamed Muizzu

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), which is the main opposition party of Maldives and holds a majority in the Parliament, has gathered enough signatures to submit a motion to impeach President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu, media reports said.

Maldives Parliament witnesses chaos as lawmakers clash during special session

Maldivian Parliament on Sunday witnessed unruly scenes when some lawmakers exchanged blows with each other during a special session convened to seek parliamentary approval for President Mohamed Muizzu's cabinet ministers.

Pro-Indian key opposition party MDP wins Male mayoral elections, Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu's party receives a jolt

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu received a jolt when pro-Indian key opposition party Maldives Democratic Party (MDP)'s candidate Adam Azim won the crucial mayoral elections of Male.

Maldives reports contamination in Pakistani syrups: Reports

Pakistan is currently facing an embarrassing situation after the Maldives reported contamination in Pakistani syrups and suspension medicines, media reports said.

Maldives: 10kgs of drugs seized from Pakistani traveller

Male: A Pakistani visitor who was trying to bring drugs into the Maldives was apprehended, media reports said.

India is one of the top sources of tourism to Maldives: S Jaishankar

Male: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is currently visiting Maldives, on Thursday said India is one of the top sources of tourism to the Island Nation.

Lanka PM Ranil Wickremesinghe wants 'order restored', asked to resign at all-party meet

Colombo/IBNS: Sri Lanka's political leaders met for an all-party meeting Wednesday amid another day of massive protests and have asked Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign letting the parliament Speaker take over as acting President after Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled to the Maldives.

Maldives: Pakistani chef kills Bangladeshi waiter

Male: A Bangladeshi waiter has been allegedly stabbed to death by a Pakistani chef in a Maldivian hotel, media reports said on Monday.

‘Power of humanity’ can overcome COVID-19, climate challenges – Assembly President

New York: The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday opened the annual General Debate, this year held as a hybrid in-person and virtual event, reflecting on the darkest days of the pandemic, “when cities were shuttered and vaccines still a dream” and how the world’s peoples “came together as never before”.  

Assassination bid on former president: Maldives concludes probe, names ringleader

Maldivian authorities have concluded the probe into the case involving the failed assassination bid on the country’s former President Mohammed Nasheed and also revealed the identities of ten people, including the mastermind. On 6 May this year, a homemade IED bomb wrapped in a motorcycle exploded near Nasheed’s home in capital Male when he approached his car, leaving him critically injured. He is currently recuperating after treatment in Germany.