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Maldives' top judge arrested as state of emergency declared

Feb 06, 2018 - 11:23 AM

The detention of Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and another Supreme Court judge raises the stakes in a dramatic clash after President Abdulla Yameen refused to comply with an order to release 9 political dissidents

TIGHT SECURITY. This handout image received from the Mihaaru newspaper shows security forces standing guard outside the Supreme Court in Male after Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency on February 5, 2018. Mihaaru/AFP

Maldives opposition leader in talks to 'topple' president

Sep 14, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed says he is in talks with the former president who repeatedly threw him in jail to legally topple the current leader of the troubled honeymoon islands

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed speaks during a press conference in London, on January 25, 2016. Ben Stanstall/AFP

Troubled Maldives holds make-or-break presidential vote

Nov 09, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The third set of presidential elections in Maldives hopes to bring to a vote a new president and an end to unrest

MALDIVES ELECTIONS. A Maldivian voter casts her ballot in Male on November 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA