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  1. Clashes in Maldives as thousands call for president to quitRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Buenos Aires Herald

    Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male November 17, 2013. Clashes broke out in the Maldives after thousands gathered to protest against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign.

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  2. .com | Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marched in the honeymoon islands' tiny capital on Friday to protest his detention on terror charges, which sparked international condemnation. Although the rally was not scheduled to start until the evening, crowds began streaming into Male from early on Friday, fuelled by news that Nasheed had been given just three days to prepare his defence during his latest court appearance.

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  3. Mass protest in Maldives over ex-leader's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marched in the honeymoon islands' tiny capital Friday, protesting his detention on terror charges which have sparked international condemnation. Crowds streamed onto Male from early Friday for the two and a half hour rally, angered by news that Nasheed had been given just three days to prepare his defence for his latest court appearance.

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  4. 30 Arrested After Maldives Opposition ProtestRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | ABC News

    Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of a former president in police detention. Protesters, including boatloads from the many outer atolls of this Indian Ocean archipelago nation, gathered in the capital island Male, chanting slogans accusing Gayoom's administration of violating the constitution and arresting opposition leaders on false charges.

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  5. Thousands rally against detention of Maldives ex-leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

    The former president was arrested on Sunday on terrorism charges, which carry a jail sentence of more than 10 years [AFP] Thousands of supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed have marched in the capital, Male, to protest against his detention on terror charges. Shauna Aminath, spokesperson of the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party, told Al Jazeera on Friday that at least 10,000 people gathered in the main streets of the capital, demanding Nasheed's release.

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  6. Maldivian opposition party delegation in Sri Lanka to discuss ex-president's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Colombo Page

    Feb 27, Colombo: A Maldivian opposition party delegation arrived in Sri Lanka on Thursday and held discussions with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the present political crisis in the Maldives. A joint delegation from the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party and Jumhooree Party are also meeting with diplomatic missions in Colombo, Minivan News reported.

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  7. Thousands protest in Maldives, calling for president to quitRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | AlertNet

    Thousands came by boat to the capital of the Maldives to protest on Friday against the arrest of former president Mohamed Nasheed and demand that current leader Abdulla Yameen resign. Tensions have escalated on the cluster of tropical islands off India's southwestern tip since Nasheed was arrested last weekend on charges of terrorism relating to an incident when, as president, he ordered the arrest of a judge.

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  8. Mass protest in Maldives over ex-president Mohamed Nasheed's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Straits Times

    Thousands of supporters of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed marched in the honeymoon islands' tiny capital Male Friday to protest his detention on terror charges, which sparked international condemnation. Although the rally was not scheduled to start until the evening, crowds began streaming onto Male from early Friday, fuelled by news that Nasheed had been given just three days to prepare his defence during his latest court appearance.

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  9. Unrest in Maldives puts PM Narendra Modi's visit under shadowRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | DNA India

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to Maldives on March 15 is under shadow due to troubled situation in the island nation after the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed earlier this week. Supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed gather for a mass rally to protest against the detention of the former president on terror charges in Male on February 27, 2015.

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  10. Mass protest in Maldives over Nasheed's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Indian Express

    ... over the "arrest and manhandling" of the former president and asked all those involved to calm the situation. The Maldives Police Service (MPS) and Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) have threatened legal action against protesters "creating ...

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  11. Paradise jihadis: Maldives sees surge in young Muslims leaving for SyriaRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Central Chronicle

    ... to luxury resorts, to the airport. Their ultimate destination: Syria, and the "caliphate" of Islamic State. The Maldives is better known for luxury tourism than Islamic militancy. But in recent weeks there has been a surge in departures of young men ...

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  12. Angsana Ihuru MaldivesRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | CNN

    Just a small island located on North Male' atoll, one of the best in the Maldives has a spectacular reef, very good for both diving and snorkeling Select one of the options below. Your feedback will help tell CNN producers what to do with this iReport.

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  13. Detained Maldives' ex-leader denies ordering judge's arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Star-Telegram.com

    A former president of the Maldives detained by police denied in court Thursday that he ordered the arrest of a top judge three years ago, a lawyer said. The former president, Mohamed Nasheed, also told a Criminal Court hearing that the charge against him is politically motivated, said lawyer Hisaan Hussain.

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  14. Travel: Is The Maldives a Safe Gay Destination?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Towleroad

    Travel correspondents Stefan and Sebastien traveled to The Maldives in November 2014. The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean made up of 26 atolls known for their coral reefs and crystal blue waters.

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  15. In a slingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Economist

    ... It was, in effect, a coup. A powerful clique, including the judiciary, looks out to hobble Mr Nasheed, who was the Maldives' first ever elected president and remains a popular, liberal figure. In 2013, when he took a big early lead in new ...

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  16. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WLOX-TV Biloxi

    Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence on Feb. 10 after being found guilty of sodomizin... . FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, photo, Maldives former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, in white, tussles with policemen who stopped him from speaking to journalists in Male, Maldives, Monda... .

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  17. Leaders in Asia face jail, arrestsRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... failed to appear in court for the fourth time. Photo: A.M. Ahad, AP FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, photo, Maldives former President and current opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed, in white, tussles with policemen who stopped him from speaking ...

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  18. Britons warned off Maldives amid political turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | The Standard

    A political crisis in the Maldives islands will deepen unless parties hold emergency talks following the arrest of ex-president Mohamed Nasheed on terrorism charges, an anti-corruption watchdog said. . The Maldivian branch of Transparency International also urged all sides to uphold the law ahead of a protest rally against Nasheed's detention planned for Friday in the capital Male.

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  19. Maldives snubs IndiaRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Telegraph

    New Delhi, Feb. 24: Maldives foreign minister Dunya Maumoon today sniped back at India's criticism over former President Mohammed Nasheed's arrest, insisting Male "will not take instructions from a foreign government" and setting the stage for an open diplomatic showdown with New Delhi. The Indian foreign office yesterday said it was "concerned" about the "arrest and manhandling of former President Nasheed", joining Canada, the United Nations and the Commonwealth in questioning the Maldives government.

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  20. NationRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Telegraph

    ... teacher with immediate effect after an internal probe committee found her guilty of gross misconduct and... Maldives foreign minister Dunya Maumoon today sniped back at India's criticism over former President Mohammed Nasheed's arrest, insisting ...

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