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Nasheed calls for release of 500 supporters
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed has called for the immediate release of around 500 supporters arrested for allegedly burning down police stations and court houses, a party spokesman said Friday.

Friday, February 10, 2012 3:04:10 PM

UN envoy calls for dialogue in Maldives
Male, Feb 10 (IANS) A day after a court ordered the arrest of ousted Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed, UN special envoy Oscar Fernandez-Taranco Friday called for dialogue to resolve the political turmoil.

Friday, February 10, 2012 1:19:29 PM

Nasheed sees ex-dictator Gayoom''s network behind his ouster
Male, Feb 9 (IANS) A day after he was ousted as the Malidivian president, Mohamed Nasheed has said what happened in the country should be traced to former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom''s network and a result of his own vice president''s suspected role in planning the coup.

Thursday, February 9, 2012 7:10:00 PM

Male calm as new president readies national government
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) Maldives'' new President Mohamed Waheed said he would form an all-party national unity government Wednesday, the day calm returned to the capital after weeks of protests that culminated in Mohamed Nasheed stepping down as head of state.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:09:17 PM

Maldives new president to form coalition government
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) Newly-appointed Maldivian President Mohamed Waheed Wednesday announced he would form a coalition government with the participation of all political parties, including former president Mohamed Nasheed''s Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP).

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 2:56:23 PM

Male calm a day after Nasheed quits
Male, Feb 8 (IANS) The Republic Square in Male looked calm and quiet Wednesday morning with families walking around and chattering at the very location where weeks of protests to oust Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president in the archipelago, took place.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 10:59:27 AM

Maldives: a nation of 1,190 coral islands
Maldives is located in the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean, 400 km southwest of India''s southern coast.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 6:08:38 PM

Maldives learns from Indian democracy: President Nasheed
Male, Jan 28 (IANS) Maldives has learnt its "lessons from the Indian experience", said President Mohamed Nasheed as the Indian envoy here described the country as "perhaps one of India''s closest partners".

Saturday, January 28, 2012 12:30:21 PM

IFJ concerned over hostility against media in Maldives
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has expressed concern over the recent escalation of hostile rhetoric towards media in the Maldives.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 2:53:21 PM

Turmoil in Maldives: Rights panel expresses concern
Male, Jan 21 (IANS) The Human Rights Commission of the Maldives Saturday expressed concern over the turmoil in the country and condemned the secret detention of Chief Judge of the Criminal Court and arrests of two opposition party members by police.

Saturday, January 21, 2012 11:04:25 AM

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