Polling booths in the Maldives closed Sunday after voting hours were extended in a controversial election marred by police raids on the opposition and allegations of rigging ...
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.
The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.