Malaysian National News Agency
Anti-Corruption Body Gives Male Airport Clean Bill: Report
GMR Infrastructure Ltd, which was forced to give up a US$511 million international airport project in Male late last year over alleged irregularities in the bidding stage, is understood to have got a reprieve from an anti-corruption body of Maldives, which ruled out corruption in the process.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
India's message to Nepal, Maldives: Allow democracy to take root
Maldives is due to hold presidential elections on September 7 while Nepal's interim election government headed by Chief Justice Khil Raj Regmi announced on Thursday that elections would be held on November 19. In the past 12 months or more, the Indian government has invited a series of visitors from Maldives and Nepal, both countries that are going ... (more)
The China Post
MOFA urges Maldives over sister-city bid
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday urged the Maldives to respect its capital city's efforts to sign a sister-city agreement with Kaohsiung after the island-nation in the Indian Ocean announced that it will not recognize the agreement because of its "one China" policy.
Mon Jun 10, 2013
COMO to open in The Maldives for October 2013.
'Maalifushi by COMO' will be the Thaa Atoll's first luxury resort - a secluded island retreat with a uniquely private location.
Sun Jun 09, 2013
Women lured to Maldives for sex work
MALE, MALDIVES : Thai women have been warned about being lured into prostitution in the Maldives where a growing tourism market is drawing both job seekers and travellers.
Private sector and disaster risk reduction: Bedfellows after all?
For years, the public sector and civil society have agonised over how to get the private sector, with its billions in cash and millions of employees, involved in reducing the risks of disasters and adapting to climate change impacts such as rising sea levels.
Metal bands from Maldives, France and Dubai to perform in Kolkata - Indiatalkies.com
Kolkata, June 9: Kolkata will reverberate with distorted notes of electric guitars and thick sounds of bass and drums on June 15 when metal bands from the Maldives, France and Dubai will come together for a musical extravaganza in the city.
Fri Jun 07, 2013
Former Maldives president opposes U.S. plan to set up foothold for forces
A former Maldives president has expressed opposition to a plan by the United States to establish a foothold for its armed forces in his Indian Ocean island nation.
Private sector ahead of the game in disaster risk reduction?
An aerial view shows a resort island at the Male Atoll, on Dec. 7, 2009. Maldives is home to some 400,000 islanders, whose livelihood from fishing and tourism is being hit by climate change.
Tue Jun 04, 2013
Former Maldives president on India visit - Indiatalkies.com
New Delhi, June 4: Former Maldives president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom is on a three-day visit to India, officials said here Tuesday.
The Times of Israel
Maldives president visits 'Palestine' - and skips Israel
The president of Maldives was scheduled to arrive for an "official" visit to "Palestine" on Tuesday without planning a stopover in Israel, underlining the loss of one of Israel's few friends in the Muslim world.
Sun Jun 02, 2013
People's Daily Online
Maldives assures U.S. of free and fair elections
The Maldives on Sunday assured the United States that the presidential election scheduled to be held in September will be free and fair.
Maldives asks PM for visa fees waiver
Maldives Foreign Minister Abdul Samad Abdullah has asked Bangkok to consider waiving visa fees for Maldives nationals travelling to Thailand as the two countries move to strengthen their economic ties.
Sat Jun 01, 2013
Musings about airports
INSIDE OUT. A rough calculation in my mind takes me through more or less 60 airports in the world that I have been to.
Fri May 31, 2013
Bomb plot in Lahore: Journey of a young jihadist and the Portlander accused of helping him
On May 27, 2009, a white van filled with gunmen and C4 explosives arrived at the intelligence services headquarters in Lahore, Pakistan.
Fri May 24, 2013
The Sun Online
island hopping in maldives
Getting to Vilamendhoo Island Resort in the Maldives involves a ten-hour direct flight from London to capital Male, followed by the 25-minute puddle-hop by seaplane.
Wed May 22, 2013
Pass the loofah: Huvafen Fushi contains the world's only submarine spa
Though at first glance Huvafen Fushi may resemble a James Bond villain's undersea lair, it is in fact the world's only submarine spa.