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Former Maldives President Arrested

AP | BY KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- The former president of the Maldives was arrested Tuesday on charges of abuse of power during his tenure, setting off violent pr...

Former Maldives President Arrested

AP | BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Police in the Maldives arrested former President Mohamed Nasheed on Monday after he twice failed to appear before a court ...

Prosecutors Charge Maldives Ex-President

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives has been formally charged with illegally ordering the arrest of a senior judge, the m...

Amid Protests, Maldives President Calls For Early Election

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Maldives president announced Wednesday that he will call for an early presidential election following a contentious pow...

Maldivians Return To The Streets

AP | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — A raucous opposition protest kept the Maldives' president waiting more than nine hours and ultimately prevented him from openin...

An Arab Spring Without Support

Mary Keck | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Mary Keck

If the U.S. is faced with evidence that the president of the Republic of the Maldives was unlawfully removed, we should recognize the human rights of those who live on the islands of the Indian Ocean.

Join The Party Or Go To Jail

AP | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The new president in the Maldives has softened his stance and agreed to hold early elections to break a political impasse afte...

Former Maldives President Criticizes U.S.

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS | Posted 04.11.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — The United States on Friday backtracked from its swift recognition of the new Maldives government, which the nation's former le...

Maldives Police Issue Warrant For Former President

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS and HUSSAIN SINAN | Posted 04.10.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — A court in the Maldives issued an arrest warrant Thursday for former President Mohamed Nasheed, a day after his supporters ramp...

Riots Hit Maldives As Resigning President Says He Was Ousted In Coup

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS and HUSSAIN SINAN | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Amnesty International said Thursday that security forces in the Maldives attacked supporters of ex-president Mohamed Nashee...

Maldives President Quits After Weeks Of Protest

AP | KRISHAN FRANCIS and HUSSAIN SINAN | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

MALE, Maldives — The Maldives' new president promised to protect his predecessor from retribution after he stepped down amid protests and clashe...