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  • CMAG arrives to assess political situation

    CMAG arrives to assess political situation

    Top officials from a powerful Commonwealth oversight body arrived in Maldives Saturday on a mission to assess the political situation in the island nation and offer assistance.

    February 06, 2016
  • Nasheed meets Commonwealth chief

    Nasheed meets Commonwealth chief

    Jailed former president Mohamed Nasheed met with Commonwealth chief Monday, as the opposition leader continues his government-sanctioned trip to the United Kingdom for medical treatment.

    February 01, 2016
  • Maldives downplays CMAG visit

    Maldives downplays CMAG visit

    Maldives brushed off Saturday assertions that the Commonwealth oversight body on human rights would push for political reform when its delegation arrives in the island nation next month, saying that the team was invited by the government.

    January 24, 2016
  • Maldivian up for Queen's Young Leader Award

    Maldivian up for Queen's Young Leader Award

    A Maldivian has been selected for the Queens Young Leader Award for the first time in history.

    December 08, 2015
  • UK PM repeats calls for Nasheed's release

    UK PM repeats calls for Nasheed's release

    British premier David Cameron repeated his calls Saturday to release "political prisoners" in Maldives, including jailed former President Mohamed Nasheed.

    November 29, 2015
  • Not on Commonwealth body's agenda: govt

    Not on Commonwealth body's agenda: govt

    A Commonwealth body responsible for overseeing the human rights situation in member countries has decided to not include Maldives in its agenda, Maldives foreign ministry announced Wednesday.

    November 25, 2015
  • Govt defiant as criticism mounts on emergency

    Govt defiant as criticism mounts on emergency

    Maldives went on the defensive Friday after it came under fire from its international partners for declaring a state of emergency.

    November 06, 2015
  • Commonwealth leads calls for end to emergency

    Commonwealth leads calls for end to emergency

    Commonwealth led international condemnation of the Maldives Thursday after it declared a month-long state of emergency following two assassination attempts on the president.

    November 05, 2015
  • The Queen, Maldives, and the Commonwealth

    The Queen, Maldives, and the Commonwealth

    This week we celebrate a once in a lifetime occasion in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. On Wednesday this week, 9th September, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch in more than a thousand years of British history.

    September 11, 2015
  • Maldives police has most women in South Asia

    Maldives police has most women in South Asia

    Maldives has the highest representation of women in the police force, a study conducted in four South Asian countries by a Commonwealth-backed organisation said on Tuesday.

    August 19, 2015
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