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Maldives President Will Stay On Beyond Term

(MALE, Maldives) — The president of the Maldives says he will stay in office even though his term ends at midnight Sunday in order to avert a constitutional void...

Maldives Hit by Political Upheaval Once Again

Maldivians are getting ready to go to the polls this week — again. Last week, the Supreme Court threw the archipelago nation into upheaval when it annulled the...

The Lesson of the Maldives: Can a Coup Win?

In a part of the world not lacking in unstable, politically fractious countries, it’s easy to overlook the Maldives. But the Indian Ocean archipelago state of...

The Maldives New Treasure: Shangri-La Villingili

Everyone expects azure skies and crystal-clear waters from the Maldives. But a jungle landscape so verdant it smacks of Borneo? Certainly, if you happen to be...

The Maldives' Struggle to Stay Afloat

On a plane to the Maldives, tourists sigh about the luxury resorts and sun-dappled beaches to which they are bound. From above, the country's coral-fringed...

The Maldives: Another Atoll Heard From

The Maldives sound like something that belongs in a salad. Actually, they are an autonomous British protectorate in the middle of the Indian Ocean, consisting...

THE MALDIVES: New Base

In the days when the sun shone unblinkingly on empire, the path of Britain's lifeline to Australia and the Far East was studded with steppingstones in the...

THE MALDIVES: Gan Aft Agley

"It is difficult," pontificated the Times of London two years ago, "to imagine either extreme nationalism or a scrupulous addiction to neutrality arising...

The Maldives: A New & Happy Era

If someone remarked that the Maldives became free last week, one might certainly be pardoned for asking, "Oh, really? How much had they cost before?"...

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Runoff Vote Is Completed in Maldives

The half brother of a former leader of the island nation appears to have been elected president, ending a tumultuous process. ...

Court delays Maldives run- off vote

The Supreme Court in the Maldives delays a presidential election run-off vote, after former leader Mohammed Nasheed's first-round victory. ...