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 (...)