Maldives

Outrage at corruption, rights abuses tipped Maldives election

Abdulla Yameen voted out of office amid anger over theft of millions from tourism revenues and jailing of dissidents.

Outrage at corruption, rights abuses tipped Maldives election

Maldives

Abdulla Yameen concedes defeat in Maldives election

President accepts 'people's decision' after official results confirm win for opposition leader, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Asia

Opposition candidate wins Maldives presidency

Challenger defeats incumbent President Abdulla Yameen in a closely fought presidential election.

Maldives challenger Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

Inside Story

A test of democracy in the Maldives

Maldives voted in a contentious election that could have global implications.

Asia

Counting underway in tense Maldives election

Officials added three hours to voting time in presidential election following extraordinary turnout.

Opinion

The Maldives: The rise and fall of a Muslim democracy

In the September 23 presidential elections, Maldivians are choosing between two bad options.

Azim Zahir

by Azim Zahir

Azim Zahir

Maldives

Maldives police raid opposition headquarters on eve of election

Police search campaign office citing 'unlawful activities' on eve of polls billed as test for island nation's democracy.

Maldives police raid opposition headquarters on eve of election

Maldives

Maldives police remove 'anti-Islamic idols' in luxury resort raid

Police destroy underwater sculptures at Fairmont hotel as president puts Islam at center of re-election campaign.

Maldives police remove 'anti-Islamic idols' in luxury resort raid

Asia

Maldives voters fear fraud as high-stakes election looms

Sunday's poll will neither be free nor fair with President Abdulla Yameen's ally administering the vote, say critics.

Maldives voters fear fraud as high-stakes election looms

Investigation

Maldives 'orgy of corruption' exposed ahead of election

Research shows at least 50 tropical island leases were obtained by tourism companies without public tender.

Report exposes Maldives 'orgy of corruption' ahead of election

Maldives

HRW: Crackdown threatens coming elections in Maldives

Activists, journalists and Supreme Court justices have been targeted with intimidation and arrest by the government.

HRW: Maldives election under threat amid crackdown on dissent

Maldives

Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

Abdulla Yameen lifts emergency a day after an ex-president and two top judges were put on trial on terrorism charges.

Maldives president lifts 45-day state of emergency

Middle East

What's behind Saudi-UAE aid to Maldives?

Saudi Arabia and UAE have announced a grant of $160m to the crisis-hit Maldives drawing criticism from the opposition.

What's behind Saudi-UAE aid to Maldives?

Maldives

Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days

Ruling party legislators approve extension of state of emergency on island nation, in a vote opposition says is illegal.

Maldives extends state of emergency by 30 days

Opinion

Maldives in crisis: Beijing faces tough choices

The recent constitutional crisis in the Maldives put the cozy relationship between the archipelago and China to test.

Manoj Kewalramani

by Manoj Kewalramani

Manoj Kewalramani