Maldives

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A computer generated image of the rooftop infinity pool on a London skyscraper

Anyone who has ever been in London on a cold grey summer’s day will be forgiven for arching a sceptical James Bond-style eyebrow at news that “death d(...)

Mauritius prime minister Pravind Jugnauth: said his country was prepared to enter into an agreement with United States or Britain or both, to be allowed unhindered operation of the Diego Garcia  airbase. Photograph: Chang W Lee/The New York Times

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded on Wednesday that Britain give up control over the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean with(...)

Security personnel stand guard where three colleagues were killed during the search of a house owned by magnate Mohamed Yusuf Ibrahim, father of two of the suspected bombers, in Colombo. Photograph: MA Pushpa Kumara/EPA

Inshaf and Ilham Ibrahim were part of the Sri Lankan elite. Sons of a spice tycoon, they spoke fluent English and Inshaf’s copper factory on the outsk(...)

Ian Paisley: “Nothing was finalised until a few days before travelling to the event.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley has justified taking a first-class flight to attend a New York conference by saying he “put himself out” to facilitate a “(...)

United Nations’ Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrives for a meeting with NGOs before the final session of the COP24 summit in Katowice on Friday. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations talks on securing a robust rule book for the Paris agreement on climate change were edging closure to agreement last night after 24(...)

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley, who is facing fresh calls to quit amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ian Paisley jnr is facing fresh calls to resign amid claims the DUP MP failed to declare another luxury holiday to parliamentary authorities. In July(...)

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(...)

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