Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

World 02/18/19, 08:20

A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday for alleged money laundering.The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered Yameen held in custody after prosecutors argued at a hearing that he could attempt to influence witnesses if he were free.Police say ...

Maldives ex-president ends exile, criticizes current leaders

World 11/01/18, 21:03

The first democratically elected president of the Maldives returned home Thursday after more than two years in exile to escape a long prison term.Maldives’ former president Mohamed Nasheed, waves before he heads on a launch to the capital to meet the public after his arrival in Maldives, Thursday, Nov.1, 2018. ...

Update: Maldives’ president concedes election loss

World 09/24/18, 04:14

The Latest on the Maldives presidential election (all times local):1 p.m.The Maldives' strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom has conceded he lost Sunday's election to his challenger.Gayoom said at a news conference televised live from the capital, Male: "I know I have to step down now."Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed ...

Maldives’ provisional elections results show opposition win

World 09/24/18, 01:55

The Maldives Election Commission says provisional results show opposition candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih winning Sunday's presidential election.Supporters of Maldives' opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih celebrate their victory in Male, Maldives, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. A longtime but little-known lawmaker Solih declared victory at his party's campaign headquarters in the ...

Update: Maldives’ opposition candidate declares victory

Asia & Pacific 09/23/18, 15:39

The Latest on the Maldives' presidential election (all times local):12:25 a.m.Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has declared victory in the Maldives' third-ever multiparty presidential elections.Independent newspaper website mihaaru.com reports that Solih has 58.3 percent of the vote, with nearly 92 percent of ballots counted.A Maldivian woman casts her vote ...

Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

Asia & Pacific 09/23/18, 01:46

Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives' third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation's young democracy.Maldivians queue at a polling station during presidential election day in Male, Maldives, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Both President ...

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