Mohamed Junayd

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14 Jun 2018 | 1:46 AM

Former president Maldives and chief justice sentenced for obstruction of justice

MALE (Reuters) - A court in the Maldives on Wednesday convicted former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and the sitting chief justice for obstruction of justice and sentenced them to 19 months in prison.

9 Jun 2018 | 7:03 PM

Maldives election body sets September date for presidential election

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives presidential election will be held in September, the country's Election Commission chief said late on Friday, a week after the European Union and some Western nations urged the country to hold a transparent, credible poll.

1 Jun 2018 | 8:49 PM

EU, West urge Maldives to hold credible, transparent presidential poll

MALE (Reuters) - The European Union and some Western nations on Friday urged the Maldives to hold a credible and transparent presidential poll after police executing a court order disrupted an opposition effort to pick a candidate for the September election.

18 Mar 2018 | 4:15 AM

Maldives police arrest 139 opposition protesters under emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Police in Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high security zone in capital Male.

27 Feb 2018 | 2:41 PM

Maldives opposition protesters arrested after top court validates emergency rule

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested at least another four opposition members under state of emergency laws for protesting against President Abdulla Yameen's government, the opposition said on Tuesday.

18 Feb 2018 | 3:56 AM

Maldives police arrest 25 after protest demanding leader's arrest

MALE (Reuters) - Maldives police arrested 25 people under a state of emergency, opposition legislators said on Saturday, after thousands of protesters gathered a day earlier to call for the detention of the president and release of opposition leaders.

14 Feb 2018 | 5:06 PM

Maldives tries to fight off travel alerts as tourists stay away

MALE (Reuters) - Tourists have been cancelling hundreds of hotel bookings in Maldives every day since the imposition of a state of emergency last week, tour operators say, despite government assurances things are normal in the resort islands, far from the capital.

8 Feb 2018 | 6:06 PM

Maldives' embattled president sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

MALE (Reuters) - The embattled president of the Maldives has sent envoys to friendly nations such as China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to brief them on a political crisis in the Indian Ocean nation that spurred the imposition of emergency, his office said.

7 Feb 2018 | 10:55 PM

Maldives supreme court judge ill-treated in prison - ex-president

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

6 Feb 2018 | 7:53 PM

Maldives opposition calls for Indian intervention as president imposes emergency rule

MALE/COLOMBO (Reuters) - Maldives President Abdulla Yameen's administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup after declaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures.