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Human Development Report highlights Maldives’ regional divide

The Maldives second UNDP Human Development Report today focused on the disparities between the high-level development in the capital Malé and the inferior access to health, education, and employment in the atolls.


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Government temporarily extends cafe hours for World Cup

With the Ministry of Economic Development extending opening hours for the FIFA World Cup, Malé City Council has said it will renew its efforts to bring back 24 hour opening times for selected businesses.


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.


“Dhon Hiyala aai Alifulhu” – Hulhevi Media explores the truth behind the historical love ballad thumbnail

“Dhon Hiyala aai Alifulhu” – Hulhevi Media explores the truth behind the historical love ballad

Maldivian independent film producers have launched a documentary researching the realities behind the traditional romantic epic ‘Buruni Ballad’ from which the classic folk tale ‘Dhon Hiyala aai Alifulhu’ originated.


Human Rights Commission VP calls for state response to abductions thumbnail

Human Rights Commission VP calls for state response to abductions

“I think the issue of safety of paramount. We’re not very clear why this is happening,” said Tholal. “But I think the key role is what the state response is going to be and putting an end to the speculation – to let the people know what is happening.”


Bill submitted to raise disability benefits to MVR5,000 thumbnail

Bill submitted to raise disability benefits to MVR5,000

Adhaalath Party MP Anara Naeem has submitted an amendment to the Disability Act to raise the monthly allowance provided by the state to persons with special needs from MVR2,000 (US$150) to MVR5,000 (US$324).


Rock Paper Scissors are ‘Mindfunck’d’ thumbnail

Rock Paper Scissors are ‘Mindfunck’d’

Rising stars Rock Paper Scissors have shown that through a combination of talent and hard work just about anything is possible, as they officially launched their first album ‘Mindfunck’d’ last night.


Police defiant in the face of taunts from jihadi group thumbnail

Police defiant in the face of taunts from jihadi group

Police have pledged to continue investigations into Bilad Al Sham Media after the group taunted authorities. “We will throw out the map and you shall go step by step just the way we want until you land in that pit of doom which you are headed to right now,” said BASM.


Maldivian asylum seekers assured of prosecution upon return, says President’s Office thumbnail

Maldivian asylum seekers assured of prosecution upon return, says President’s Office

President’s Office Spokesman Ibrahim Muaz’s comments come after a Maldivian asylum-seeker in New Zealand made headlines as a prize-winning drag queen. “The threat from the state they speak of is in actuality our law and regulations. That will not change,” said Muaz.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories