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  • Blatant nullification of Constitution: MDP

    Blatant nullification of Constitution: MDP

    Opposition party – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Friday that the government continued to blatantly, and repeatedly, nullify the legal authority of the Constitution.

    October 31, 2014
  • Former TCL MD sentenced to jail

    Former TCL MD sentenced to jail

    Criminal Court on Wednesday morning sentenced former Managing Director of Thilafushi Corporation (TCL) Ibrahim Riyaz to three years in prison.

    October 29, 2014
  • Report slams British oil firm 'corruption'

    Report slams British oil firm 'corruption'

    Kinshasa (AFP) - A British energy company made illicit payments and exploited civil violence in a bid to gain access to oil resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, an international NGO said Thursday.

    September 05, 2014
  • MP Nasheed counters concerns over SEZ bill

    MP Nasheed counters concerns over SEZ bill

    South Kulhudhu’fushi MP Mohamed Nasheed, a key participant in writing the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill, has rebutted concern raised by Economic Committee over the bill.

    August 11, 2014
  • Portuguese bank posts 3 mn-euro bail

    Portuguese bank posts 3 mn-euro bail

    LISBON, Aug 06, 2014 (AFP) - The former head of Portugal's crisis-hit Banco Espirito Santo, Ricardo Salgado, facing fraud and money-laundering charges, posted bail of three million euros ($4 million) Tuesday, according to local media.

    August 06, 2014
  • French ex-leader Sarkozy under investigation

    French ex-leader Sarkozy under investigation

    PARIS, July 02, 2014 (AFP) - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling, French prosecutors said Wednesday, a dramatic move in a criminal probe that could wreck his hopes of a political comeback.

    July 02, 2014
  • UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    UN holds talks to broker Afghan election deal

    KABUL, June 24, 2014 (AFP) - The United Nations said Tuesday it had stepped in to help broker a solution to Afghanistan's election crisis, hosting talks between presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah and the election authority that he has boycotted.

    June 25, 2014
  • Corruption claims over Qatar World Cup bid

    Corruption claims over Qatar World Cup bid

    LONDON, June 08, 2014 (AFP) - Qatar faced growing pressure over its hosting of the 2022 World Cup Sunday after fresh allegations over the role disgraced former top football official Mohammed bin Hammam played in its bid.

    June 08, 2014
  • AFC warns Maldives over corruption probe

    AFC warns Maldives over corruption probe

    The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday warned the Maldives that it risked suspension from international events and tournaments, after the local anti-corruption watchdog launched an investigation into alleged misconduct in selling AFC Challenge Cup tickets.

    May 26, 2014
  • Corruption probe against tourism minister

    Corruption probe against tourism minister

    The auditor general's office and Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) have launched an investigation into suspected money transfers to a company related to Tourism Minister Ahmed Adeeb in a dollar transaction amongst three state owned companies.

    May 24, 2014
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