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Maldives parliament repeals law allowing foreign land ownership

18 Apr 2019

MALE The Maldives has cancelled a 2015 law that allowed foreigners to own land in the tropical islands, a move the government said addressed concerns about potential loss of sovereignty.

Maldives ruling party pledges probe into Chinese deals after landslide win

10 Apr 2019

MALE Maldives former president Mohamed Nasheed, whose party won a landslide in the archipelago's parliamentary election, on Tuesday pledged to conduct a thorough probe into deals with China.

Maldives leader heads for landslide win at parliament poll

07 Apr 2019

MALE Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party is heading for a historic landslide victory in parliamentary elections, provisional results showed, a move that will help him to investigate the scale of debts to China.

Maldives president hoping for election majority to probe China deals

05 Apr 2019

MALE The Maldives heads for a parliamentary election on Saturday with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih seeking a majority for his party to investigate debts to China, which it fears could run as high as $3 billion and risk sinking the economy.

Maldives court orders arrest of former president over alleged corruption

18 Feb 2019

MALE A court in the Maldives ordered the arrest and detention on Monday of the former president, Abdulla Yameen, on suspicion of money laundering.

Maldives president suspends ministers as corruption scandal spreads

15 Feb 2019

MALE Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih suspended two government ministers over financial transactions conducted with a company implicated in a $90 million corruption scandal.

Maldives police seek charges against ex-president after money laundering probe

07 Feb 2019

MALE Maldives police asked the prosecutor general on Thursday to charge former President Abdulla Yameen for providing false information during a probe over his alleged involvement in a deal to lease tropical islands.

Maldives police freeze bank accounts of ex-president Yameen as part of probe

15 Dec 2018

MALE Police in the Maldives said they have frozen the bank accounts of former president Abdulla Yameen as they investigate allegations by state bodies that he conducted "illicit" deals, some involving Chinese infrastructure projects, whilst leader.

Police in Maldives investigate ex-president over suspected 'illicit' deals

14 Dec 2018

MALE Police in the Maldives have summoned former president Abdulla Yameen for questioning as part of investigations into deals he made during his tenure, many of them involving Chinese infrastructure projects, his party said.

Maldives' top court cancels jail sentence of former president

27 Nov 2018

COLOMBO The Maldives' Supreme Court on Monday cancelled a 13-year-old jail sentence imposed on former president Mohamed Nasheed for a terrorism conviction, saying prosecutors had provided no evidence to prove his guilt.

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Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.