Maldives

IMF approves 28.9 mln USD to Maldives as COVID-19 cases rise

MALE, April 23 (Xinhua) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a disbursement of 28.9 million U.S. dollars to the Maldives on Thursday as the number of COVID-19 cases in the country continued to rise, local media reported.

The Executive Board of the IMF approved the disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), which the government can use to manage fiscal needs and balance of payments amid a worsening COVID-19 outbreak.

Maldives To Isolate All Citizens Arriving From Foreign Countries

MALE, Maldives, Mar 19 (NNN-PSM) – The Maldives government today (Thursday) announced that, all citizens arriving from foreign countries will be kept in isolation for 14 days.

Maldives’ Health Protection Agency (HPA), said that, all citizens arriving from countries that are exempt from temporary travel restrictions, will be kept in home-quarantine for 14 days starting today (Thursday).

However, citizens arriving from the United States will be kept in a government arranged isolation facility for 14 days, the HPA said.

Maldives gets Amal Clooney to fight for Rohingya at UN court

26 February 2020; AFP: The luxury tourist destination of the Maldives has hired prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent it at the UN's highest court in seeking justice for Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya Muslims.

The Maldivian government said Wednesday it will formally join the mainly Muslim African state of The Gambia in challenging Myanmar's 2017 military crackdown that sent around 740,000 Rohingya fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh.

Maldives ex-president sentenced to five years for money laundering

MALE, Nov 29 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering on Thursday – as dozens of his supporters gathered outside the courtroom saying his was innocent.

Yameen, who ran the Maldives with an iron hand for five years, unexpectedly lost an election last year and has since faced investigations over a number of deals sealed during his tenure.

Maldives ex-president sentenced to five years for money laundering

MALE (Reuters) - Former Maldives president Abdulla Yameen was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for money laundering on Thursday - as dozens of his supporters gathered outside the courtroom saying his was innocent.

Yameen, who ran the Maldives with an iron hand for five years, unexpectedly lost an election last year and has since faced investigations over a number of deals sealed during his tenure.

Maldives Condemns Netanyahu’s Plan To Annex Jordan Valley

MALE, Maldives, Sept 14 (NNN-PSM) – The Maldives government has condemned the statement made by Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that he plans to annex the Jordan Valley, in the occupied West Bank, if he wins the re-election.

The foreign ministry in a statement, said that, any attempt to annex any part of the occupied Palestinian territories would be a grave violation of international law, including the Geneva Conventions, and would further push back any chance of meaningful dialogue between the parties, towards achieving a lasting peace in the Middle East.

Maldives to interconnect and develop all the islands

MALE, Maldives, Aug 28 (NNN-PSM) – The Maldivian government, on Tuesday said, it will begin to interconnect and develop all the islands in the country, in order to boost the economy of these local islands.

Planning Minister, Mohamed Aslam, speaking in parliament, said that, the government will develop all the islands under the country’s National Development Plan.

Maldives: President's party set for landslide win

7 Apr 2019; DW: Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party seems set to win the country's parliamentary elections, provisional results showed on Sunday.

The MDP was set to secure 59 of 87 parliamentary seats in Saturday's elections, with a turnout of almost 80%.

The elections saw the dramatic comeback of former President Mohamed Nasheed (top picture), who is set to take over the leadership of the national parliament after winning a seat in the legislature.

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Voting began in the Maldives in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday many hope would help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih to overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption.

Thousands lined up to cast their ballots across the Indian Ocean archipelago nation known for its luxury resorts.

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