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Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

Police raid Maldives opposition HQ ahead of vote

Maldivian police raided the opposition campaign headquarters on Saturday, the opposition said, on the eve of Sunday's presidential election that international monitors fear will be rigged.

Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over vote fairness

Maldives heads to polls amid criticism over vote fairness

More than a quarter of a million people will vote on Sunday for the next leader of the tropical Maldives in an election criticised internationally for a lack of transparency.

Maldives to hold presidential election on September 23

Maldives to hold presidential election on September 23

Voters in the Indian Ocean archipelago will go to the polls on September 23, officials said, with election authorities to accept candidate nominations next month.

Maldives Supreme Court judge 'ill-treated in prison'

Maldives Supreme Court judge 'ill-treated in prison'

The exiled former president of the Maldives accused authorities on Wednesday of mistreating a supreme court judge thrown into prison following the imposition of a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean island nation.

Clashes erupt in Maldives after court blow to regime

Clashes erupt in Maldives after court blow to regime

Police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of opposition supporters who took to the streets late on Thursday after the court ruling, a major challenge to the authority of President Abdulla Yameen.

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

Maldives blogger stabbed to death in restive capital

A liberal blogger was stabbed to death in the Maldives' capital on Sunday, his family and colleagues said, the latest media personality to be targeted in the troubled honeymoon destination.

Maldives arrests key opposition figure in crackdown

Maldives arrests key opposition figure in crackdown

The last free opposition leader in the Maldives has been arrested as part of a major government crackdown on rival politicians who narrowly failed to seize control of parliament in the honeymoon islands.

Troops evict opposition MPs from Maldives parliament

Troops evict opposition MPs from Maldives parliament

Security forces physically ejected protesting MPs from the Maldives parliament in chaotic scenes during a failed opposition attempt to impeach the speaker and destabilise the president ahead of elections next year.

Exiled Maldives leader vows to take control of parliament

Exiled Maldives leader vows to take control of parliament

The exiled former leader of the Maldives on Sunday announced plans to take control of the national parliament after hammering out a rare unity pact with his politically influential erstwhile enemies.

Maldives president 'aware of plans to overthrow him'

Maldives president 'aware of plans to overthrow him'

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, whose administration has jailed most of his opponents, is aware of an opposition plot to overthrow him with the support of "external forces", the president's spokesman said.