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Maldives police raid opposition on eve of election

Police in the Maldives raided the main campaign office of the opposition presidential candidate on Saturday, the eve of an election viewed as a referendum on whether democracy will survive …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 11 a.m.

Maldives high court annuls its own order freeing prisoners

Three Maldives Supreme Court justices on Tuesday annulled their own order to free a group of imprisoned opposition politicians after two of the court’s justices were arrested amid a political …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 1:57 p.m.

Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the …


Maldives president says he’s willing to hold early election

The president of the Maldives said Saturday that he was willing to hold an early presidential election to allow voters to decide who they want to lead the Indian Ocean …


Exiled ex-Maldives president says he’ll run again for office

The exiled former president of the Maldives said Friday he will run again for office, hours after a surprise Supreme Court decision to free a group of political prisoners led …