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It''s detrimental not to engage with China: Maldives president
Male, Feb 17 (IANS) The Maldivies'' new President, Mohamed Waheed Hassan has reaffirmed to strengthen trade and cultural ties with China, saying that it is detrimental to the Asia''s smallest country not to engage with the world''s emerging powerful nation.

Friday, February 17, 2012 12:47:53 AM

India brokers deal, Maldives parties agree for early polls
Male, Feb 16 (IANS) In a triumph of diplomacy, India Thursday succeeded in brokering a political deal in the Maldives, with all political parties agreeing to hold elections "as early as possible", paving the way for a political reconciliation in the island nation that plunged into turmoil after the resignation of president Mohamed Nasheed Feb 7.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:34:12 PM

Maldives has agreed on early election: India
Male, Feb 16 (IANS) The Maldives government has agreed to conduct "early" elections to resolve the political impasse following the dramatic regime change in the island nation, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said Thursday.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 10:42:32 PM

UN rules out probe into Maldives'' power transfer
Male, Feb 13 (IANS) The UN Monday ruled out launching any investigation into power transfer in the Maldives, suggesting the country should find internal solution to its imbroglio.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:38:19 AM

Nasheed''s supporters rally against new Maldives government
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Thousands of supporters of ousted Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed rallied in protest in the capital Saturday night as the new President Mohamed Waheed Hassan was busy approaching parties to form a coalition government.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 11:15:02 AM

Maldives assures safety for tourists
Male, Feb 12 (IANS) Ending a week of political turmoil, the Maldives Saturday invited tourists to its world''s top luxury resort destinations assuring complete safety and protection.

Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:20:07 AM

US envoy calls for new coalition government in Maldives
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior US diplomat said here Saturday that it was too early to conduct a snap poll in the Maldives and urged former president who claimed he was ousted in a coup to join the new coalition government.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 10:28:14 PM

Maldives to probe allegation of coup to oust Nasheed
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) Following an international demand for clarification on the power transfer from former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed to his vice president, the government Saturday announced that an independent inquiry would be conducted on the allegation of a coup in the country.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:08:05 PM

US official reaches Maldives
Male, Feb 11 (IANS) US Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs Robert Blake arrived in the Maldives Saturday to meet both ousted president Mohamed Nasheed and incumbent Mohamed Waheed Hassan.

Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:50:32 PM

Nasheed threatens to hit streets in the Maldives
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) The Maldives'' ousted president Mohamed Nasheed said Friday that his party would hit the streets and demonstrate in the absence of international support but "we cannot join this government as we believe it is illegal".

Friday, February 10, 2012 10:40:32 PM

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