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Maldives top court reverses dissidents' release

Political crisis takes new turn as top court reverses ruling ordering release of President Abdulla Yameen's opponents.

Maldives top court reverses dissidents' release

Asia

Maldives opposition seeks India's help to end crisis

Former President Mohamed Nasheed urges India to send 'an envoy backed by its military' to resolve worsening crisis.

Nasheed urges India to intervene to end Maldives crisis

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Maldives president declares emergency, arrests judges

Security forces arrest two Supreme Court judges and a former president as opposition condemns 'purge' in island nation.

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Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Security forces in the Maldives have sealed off the country's parliament and arrested two opposition legislators, amid a deepening crisis over President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to free jailed politicians.

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Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

Top court hits back at President Abdulla Yameen's refusal to free opponents after its surprise ruling last week.

Maldives army seals off parliament, arrests MPs

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Maldives crisis deepens amid 'plan to remove president'

Attorney General warns of plot to remove President Abdulla Yameen days after top court orders release of his opponents.

Maldives top court 'in bid to remove' President Abdulla Yameen

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Protests in Maldives amid pressure to release prisoners

Hundreds rally for second day urging action on court ruling ordering release of President Abdulla Yameen's opponents.

Protests in Maldives amid pressure to release prisoners

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Maldives court orders release of political prisoners

Police in Male crack down on protesters celebrating the release of several high-profile opposition politicians.

Asia

Maldives opposition petitions court to oust president

Opposition asks Supreme Court to suspend President Abdulla Yameen and probe graft allegations ahead of elections.

Top court asked to oust Yameen, investigate corruption

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Maldives activist 'fears for life' amid blasphemy probe

Shahindha Ismail says she has received death threats as police launch a probe into an alleged anti-Islamic tweet.

Shahindha Ismail investigated for 'anti-Islamic' tweet

Asia

Maldives president 'admits receiving stolen cash'

Apparent admission follows Al Jazeera investigation exposing how Yameen and aides embezzled millions from state coffers.

Abdulla Yameen 'admits receiving bags of stolen cash'

Asia

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Soldiers enter parliament after opposition politicians defy lockdown and scale walls demanding a vote to remove speaker.

Maldives parliament shut down to stop speaker's removal

Asia

Maldives president's nephew arrested amid unrest

Politician Faris Maumoon held on bribery charges in run-up to vote to unseat ally of his uncle President Abdulla Yameen.

Abdulla Yameen's nephew arrested amid challenge to rule

Media

Al Jazeera expose on Maldives wins One World award

A documentary exposing wrongdoings of the Maldives' government wins a prestigious award at the One World Media ceremony.

Al Jazeera expose on Maldives wins One World award

Inside Story

What is behind the diplomatic breakdown in the Gulf?

Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Maldives, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Yemen all abruptly cut off diplomatic ties with Qatar.