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Hospital cleric and wife latest to travel for Jihad thumbnail

Hospital cleric and wife latest to travel for Jihad

Police have confirmed it is investigating reports that Zameer Farooq, from Gaafu Alifu Gahdhoo and his wife, have travelled to Turkey via Dubai in order to enter ISIS-held territory.

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  • JSC taking applications for six Judgeships
  • High Court Judge Yoosuf Hussain retires
  • Passport of former defence minister Nazim’s wife held
  • Maldives – Inching again towards political showdown?: South Asia Monitor
Majlis begins investigation into Ibthihaal’s death thumbnail Majlis begins investigation into Ibthihaal’s death

The government accountability committee’s investigation into state negligence in the death of the three-year-old from Vaavu Rakeedhoo will collect relevant information from state institutions.

Adhaalath Party decides against participation in opposition talks thumbnail Adhaalath Party decides against participation in opposition talks

Adhaalath Spokesman Sheikh Ali Zahir told Minivan News that the decision was because “no such talks were found to be of use for the time being”, with the party pledging to closely monitor events.

Mandhu College denies violating agreement as eviction looms thumbnail Mandhu College denies violating agreement as eviction looms

Mandhu College Campus has is contesting allegations that it breached the terms of the Mandhu Learning Centre’s lease after being handed a 15 day eviction notice by the Ministry of Education on January 25.

Ibthihaal’s mother remanded as nation mourns thumbnail Ibthihaal’s mother remanded as nation mourns

Afiya Mohamed – aged 26-years-old – was arrested yesterday afternoon after having spent the previous 48 hours under police watch. Meanwhile, a protest march circled the capital Malé to raise awareness of child abuse.

Maldives’ human rights worsening, Amnesty tells UN thumbnail Maldives’ human rights worsening, Amnesty tells UN

The report cites the “emergence of vigilante religious groups”, “fundamental flaws” within the judicial system, and the “feared abduction” of Minivan News journalist Ahmed Rilwan as evidence of receding human rights.

  • Daniel Bosley: @mohamed Translation taken from Haveeru (English) article, written by one of their excellent Maldivian journalists.
  • mohamed: every maldivian know that mudhimu (the one who call for prayer) and the word cleric has a different meaning. how come that word is used here?
  • kingahmed: MDP is better off without these fellows. Majority of the party religious leaders who claim to protect religion are crooks anyway. They can never be sincere...
  • Mohamed: Thieves will not go for Jihad! They may be finding a way to escape to another country to avoid the punishment for the theft. It may be more appropriate to go...
  • Bebe: The end result of this political score pointing using the islam card will result in Maldivians classified the same way as Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans in most...
  • Mohamed: How can “mudhimu” be translated into “cleric”. I have seen in some foreign newspapers they have used the word cleric, but it can be...
  • Truly Asia: This will reveal dark secrets. Be careful what you wish for! Do people really want to know? Do people really want to know the gruesome murders of the past?...
  • photos: If truth is not observed in the fight against extremism, they will make their case. There is no date, place or caption of the above photos. This is misleading...

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