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  • Hearing against President's brother cancelled

    Hearing against President's brother cancelled

    The High Court has cancelled a hearing for the appeal to overturn a sentence that acquitted President Abdulla Yamin’s younger brother Abdulla Algeen of the embezzlement case against him.

    April 14, 2015
  • Sri Lanka to probe $2.3 bn Airbus deal

    Sri Lanka to probe $2.3 bn Airbus deal

    COLOMBO, April 4, 2015 (AFP) - Sri Lanka's new government on Saturday announced a criminal investigation into the $2.3 billion purchase of 10 Airbus aircraft for the island's loss-making national carrier under the former government.

    April 05, 2015
  • EU 'aware of German air safety lapses'

    EU 'aware of German air safety lapses'

    BERLIN, April 4, 2015 (AFP) - The European Aviation Safety Agency had voiced concerns over Germany's "non-conformity" with air safety rules before the Germanwings air crash which killed 150 people, especially on air crew health monitoring, a spokesman told AFP Saturday.

    April 05, 2015
  • US Senator Menendez indicted for corruption

    US Senator Menendez indicted for corruption

    WASHINGTON, April 2, 2015 (AFP) - US Senator Robert Menendez was indicted Wednesday on charges of public corruption, following a two-year federal investigation into his ties to a friend who contributed large sums to his re-election campaign.

    April 02, 2015
  • 'Maldives, void of justice' says MP Nazim

    'Maldives, void of justice' says MP Nazim

    Attaining justice in the Maldives is impossible now and will remain impossible in the future, said MP Ahmed Nazim on Wednesday.

    February 19, 2015
  • "No need to answer for ‘legitimate’ expenses"

    "No need to answer for ‘legitimate’ expenses"

    President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom said Wednesday night that State Trading Organization (STO) didn’t need to be answerable if their expenditure on promotion and social responsibility were legitimate.

    January 22, 2015
  • Interpol seeks arrest of ousted Ukraine pres.

    Interpol seeks arrest of ousted Ukraine pres.

    KIEV, Jan 12, 2015 (AFP) - Interpol on Monday put Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovych on its global wanted list for alleged embezzlement that drained the ex-Soviet republic's budget in his four years of pro-Russian rule.

    January 13, 2015
  • Council head implicated in corruption case

    Council head implicated in corruption case

    Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday, sent a case to Prosecutor General’s Office with the allegation that Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Rathafandhoo Council President Ahmed Fauzee and three more individuals had used the influence of their position to assign task of Council security to a certain party.

    December 30, 2014
  • 'State is run in darkness' says TM

    'State is run in darkness' says TM

    State institutions are still being run in a ‘darkened room’ and such conditions are conducive of corruption, the Transparency Maldives said on Wednesday.

    December 25, 2014
  • Reeko always met with ‘duplicity’: MP Nihan

    Reeko always met with ‘duplicity’: MP Nihan

    Ruling party – Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) Parliamentary Group leader, Vilimale MP Ahmed Nihan on Monday, said that the former opposition – Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) Chairperson, Hulhu-henveyru MP Reeko Moosa Manik was always met with “duplicity.”

    December 15, 2014
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