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 Maldives president     Abdulla Yameen: Hours after an al-Jazeera  documentary airing corruption allegations against him was posted online, police raided a building in the capital, Malé, housing the “Maldivian Independent”, a newspaper accused of links to the former president Mohamed Nasheed’s Maldivian Democratic Party. Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty

Authorities in the Maldives have raided the offices of a newspaper and a human rights NGO and cancelled the passports of fugitive opposition figures a(...)

Maldives National Defence Force personnel patrol the streets in the capital, Malé, on November 4th, after a state of emergency was declared. It has since been lifted. Photograph: Sharwaan/Sun Online via AP

The Maldives suspended basic civil rights for a week in order to allow the security forces carry out “a total clean up” following a number of explosiv(...)

Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) presidential candidate Mohamed Nasheed, who was ousted as president in 2012, leaves after a media conference in Male yesterday. Photograph: Reuters.

Maldives police clashed with hundreds of protesters today after outgoing president Mohamed Waheed said he would remain in power after his term ended,(...)