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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...

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The time, in hours, given to Mohamed Nasheed, the democratically elected President of the Maldives, to resign “or face bloodshed that would include my own and...

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...

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 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: 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: Didi-Dee & Didi-Dum

Most nations take years and shed much blood running the political gamut from monarchy to anarchy. But in the placid, unruffled Maldive Islands, which lie some...

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: Newest Republic

The familiar strains of Auld Lang Syne swelled up from a sprawling cluster of tiny coral islands in the Indian Ocean last week, but the singers were not...

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