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  • Archaeological team from India concludes survey in Maldives
  • Verdict in Afrasheem murder trial due on September 7
  • Police seize alcohol from residence in Malé
Home Minister refuses to cooperate with disobedience trial thumbnail

Home Minister refuses to cooperate with disobedience trial

The Criminal Court rejected Naseer’s request to annul Article 8 (a) of the General Laws which prohibits speech contravening Islamic tenets. Naseer refused to proceed with trial unless the court issues a ruling on the matter in writing.


“President Yameen’s administration will fall in a coup,” says Nasheed thumbnail

“President Yameen’s administration will fall in a coup,” says Nasheed

The presidential system of government is unstable and may result in more coup d’états, the opposition leader has said, noting that his own fall from power had set a clear precedent.


Home Minister returns to Malé, High Court rejects appeal to overturn arrest warrant thumbnail

Home Minister returns to Malé, High Court rejects appeal to overturn arrest warrant

Home Minister Umar Naseer has returned to the Maldives from an official visit to the Netherlands, though police have made no move to arrest the minister as per a Criminal Court arrest warrant.


PPM-MDA coalition secures majority on government oversight committees as MDP threatens street action thumbnail

PPM-MDA coalition secures majority on government oversight committees as MDP threatens street action

The ruling coalition with its 43 MPs secured a majority on the public accounts, government oversight, independent institutions, national security, and economic affairs committees.


Former Progressive Coalition partners dispute validity of agreement thumbnail

Former Progressive Coalition partners dispute validity of agreement

While PPM deputy leader, Ahmed Adeeb, has said the JP must forge a new agreement for any future cooperation, JP representatives maintain that the initial agreement – dissolved last month – was never breached.


Home Minister appeals arrest warrant thumbnail

Home Minister appeals arrest warrant

Home Minister Umar Naseer has appealed a Criminal Court arrest warrant ordering the police to present him at court on Tuesday, June 17, at 11:00am.


Umar Naseer is not a fugitive from justice, says Home Ministry thumbnail

Umar Naseer is not a fugitive from justice, says Home Ministry

Responding to reports of an arrest warrant against Home Minister Umar Naseer, the Home Ministry has said Naseer is not a fugitive from justice. Both the Home Ministry and the Police have declined to confirm if the warrant has been issued.


Islamic Ministry to seek opinion of religious scholars on Maldivians joining Syrian civil war thumbnail

Islamic Ministry to seek opinion of religious scholars on Maldivians joining Syrian civil war

“The ministry’s opinion will be shared with the public after consulting scholars. Insha Allah,” tweeted Islamic Minister Dr Shaheem.


Local councils should be empowered to tackle the waste problem: Bluepeace thumbnail

Local councils should be empowered to tackle the waste problem: Bluepeace

In order to provide the expertise needed for effective waste management at the island level, Bluepeace have produced a ‘Waste Management Handbook’, although more action on the national level is also needed, states the NGO.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories