Maldives

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Maldivian president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih: his triumph is regarded as an important strategic victory for India. Photograph: Ashwa Faheem

Known to wealthy travellers for its white-sand beaches and luxurious resorts, the Maldives has emerged as the latest arena for the intensifying geostr(...)

Opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (centre left) and his running mate Faisal Naseem (centre right)  celebrate their victory in the presidential election in Male, Maldives, on Monday. Photograph: Mohamed Sharuhaan/AP

Voters in the Maldives have thrown out the incumbent president, Abdulla Yameen, in an extraordinary rebuke to a leader who jailed political opponents (...)

The Maldives offers a wide range of water sports, including windsurfing and kitesurfing.

Say koba kae, Maldivian for a casual hello, to the Indian Ocean’s pearliest white islands, a destination that escapes the everyday, where a high-end r(...)

The social network has agreed a deal to broadcast Spain’s national football competition over the next three seasons in India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives

Facebook has won the rights to screen La Liga matches across the Indian subcontinent in a deal that will allow hundreds of millions of south Asian use(...)

Indian PM Narendra Modi and Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, president of the Republic of Maldives. Photograph: Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

India’s efforts to firm up strategic, political and military ties with Indian Ocean region states to counter China’s growing naval presence in the are(...)

Photograph: iStock

Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

Looking for a luxury resort at a bargain price? Choose your wedding date wisely. “If you can travel outside of peak dates such as July, August, and ho(...)

From October 26th, a twice-weekly year-round service will operate from Cork to Lisbon.

Taking Flight Aer Lingus has announced a brand new route from Cork to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon this winter. From October 26th, a twice-weekly(...)

People attend a vigil for the victims of the US-Bangla plane crash  in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

A Bangladeshi airline said on Tuesday its two pilots aboard the plane that crashed in Nepal killing 49 people had both received special training to la(...)

A screen promotes recruitment for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: Beijing has territorial disputes of varying degrees with all of its neighbours. Photograph: Andy Wong

China’s People’s Liberation Army made a strong show of force over the Lunar New Year holiday, with fighter jets training over Tibet “to confront any t(...)

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