Mohamed Junayd

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2 Nov 2018 | 1:14 AM

Ex-Maldives president, back from exile, says new government will clear $3 billion China loan

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives' opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, returning from exile on Thursday, said the new government, which his party backs, will work to pay off $3 billion of Chinese loans, mainly borrowed by the government of outgoing president Abdulla Yameen.

30 Oct 2018 | 8:40 PM

Maldives' top court clears way for ex-leader's return

MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives' Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed exiled former president Mohamed Nasheed's 13-year jail sentence on terrorism charges, allowing him to go home this week.

21 Oct 2018 | 7:32 PM

Maldives Supreme Court upholds presidential poll results in unanimous judgment

MALE (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Sunday upheld the results of last month's presidential election in an unanimous judgment after President Abdulla Yameen challenged his own defeat in the poll.

14 Oct 2018 | 9:27 PM

Maldives opposition supporters protest as court reviews election challenge

MALE (Reuters) - Hundreds of Maldivians protested on Sunday demanding the arrest of defeated President Abdulla Yameen as its top court began to hear a petition challenging the outcome of last's month election in the island nation.

4 Oct 2018 | 10:54 PM

Maldives court bars reinstatement of deputies as power tussle goes on

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives's Supreme Court cancelled an order on Thursday to reinstate a dozen opposition lawmakers, the latest development in president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's attempts to wrest control of parliament from outgoing president Abdulla Yameen.

1 Oct 2018 | 4:25 AM

Maldives court grants bail to ex-leader Gayoom after Yameen's defeat

MALE (Reuters) - The Maldives High Court granted former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom bail on Sunday, making him the latest jailed opponent of President Abdulla Yameen to win freedom since Yameen lost a re-election bid a week ago.

29 Sep 2018 | 8:04 PM

Maldives election body endorses opposition leader Solih's victory amid threats

MALE (Reuters) - The Elections Commission of Maldives on Saturday officially declared opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winner of the country's national election, defeating president Abdulla Yameen who had sought a delay in publication of the final results.

23 Sep 2018 | 9:31 PM

Opposition victory in Maldives deals potential blow to China

MALE (Reuters) - The opposition was awarded victory in the Maldives presidential election on Monday, in a possible setback for China as the new leaders of the Indian Ocean archipelago nation aim to review major projects agreed with the outgoing administration.

19 Sep 2018 | 4:15 PM

Tropical Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over fairness of vote

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency and suppression of government critics.

1 Jul 2018 | 3:35 AM

Maldives opposition selects veteran Ibrahim Solih for Sept presidential poll

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives opposition Democratic Party on Saturday nominated veteran lawmaker Ibrahim "Ibu" Mohamed Solih as its presidential candidate a day after former president Mohamed Nasheed withdrew as the party's candidate for the September elections.