Maldivian envoy recalls bravery of freedom fighter Thakurufaanu on National Day

Maldivian envoy recalls bravery of freedom fighter Thakurufaanu on National Day

Colombo, November 19 (newsin.asia):  On the occasion of the National Day of the Maldives, the Maldivian Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Muhammad Hussain Shareef, recalled the courage and bravery of Muhammad Thakurufaanu, who successfully fought against  Portuguese rule and secured independence for the Indian Ocean archipelago in 1573. Shareef was speaking after ceremonially hoisting the Maldivian […]

Maldives seeks enhanced financing and raising of targets to fight climate change

Maldives seeks enhanced financing and raising of targets to fight climate change

Bonn, November 16 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy, Thoriq Ibrahim, has urged the 23 rd. Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany, to implement plans, enhance targets, and commit more funds to projects for correcting the effects of climate change. Ibrahim pointed out […]

Maldivian police foil terror attack in Male

Maldivian police foil terror attack in Male

Male, November 15 (Maldivian Times): Two Maldivian men charged with terrorism were planning to carry out a suicide attack in the capital Malé, officials confirmed Wednesday. Ishag Ali, from Madduvari island in Raa atoll, and Hussein Afeef, from Fuvahmulah City in the southern Maldives, were named by prosecutors and are alleged by police to have connections […]

UAE interested in wide-ranging investments in Maldives

UAE interested in wide-ranging investments in Maldives

Male, November 8 (newsin.asia): The UAE Minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, expressed his country’s interest in investing in a variety of sectors in the Maldives, when he met the Maldivian Minister of Economic Development Minister, Mohammed Saeed, recently. According to the two ministers, the most promising areas of investment are aviation and tourism, […]

Maldivian Opposition welcomes de-radicalization in Saudi Arabia

Maldivian Opposition welcomes de-radicalization in Saudi Arabia

Colombo, November 8: The opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) has welcomed the recently initiated progressive agenda of modernization and anti-radicalization announced by the Saudi rulers, and their attempts to redefine Saudi Arabia as a country committed to moderate Islamic values. The MDP said in a release on Wednesday that it “especially welcomes news of Saudi […]

First Airbus A350 lands in Maldives

First Airbus A350 lands in Maldives

Maldives, Nov 4 (newsin.asia) – The first Airbus A350 landed in the Maldives when Qatar Airways upgraded its double daily service in order to target a wider audience, Qatar Airways said in a statement recently. The airline has upgraded its current double daily A330 service to an A350, making it the first airline to land […]

Maldives fully geared to meet Islamic terrorist threat, says top official

Maldives fully geared to meet Islamic terrorist threat, says top official

Colombo, October 25 (newsin.asia): In response to concerns expressed by the West as well as the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) about “growing” Islamic radicalization in the Maldives, the Maldivian police spokesman  Ahmed Shifan emphatically states that the problem is grossly exaggerated and that the situation is, in fact, well under control. “The government is […]

Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Maldives has highest percentage of women police in South and S.E Asia

Male, October 19, (newsin.asia): With 7.4% of its police force being women, the 100% Islamic Maldives has the highest percentage of female police officers in South and South-East Asia. The South Asian average is a dismal 5%, according to “Rough Roads To Equality:. Women in Police Force”, a study done by the New Delhi-based Commonwealth Human […]

Forensic Services of Maldives Police gears itself to meet modern day challenges

Forensic Services of Maldives Police gears itself to meet modern day challenges

Male, October 16 (newsin.asia): Maldives is a small country, an archipelago of tiny islands, but it is bang in the middle of the strategically important Indian Ocean. The idyllic islands scattered across a vast area, are also a major tourist destination in the South Asian region attracting millions from North America, Europe, China and Japan […]