Maldives President conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for strengthening country

Maldives President conferred Lifetime Achievement Award for strengthening country

Maldives, Aug 9 (newsin.asia) – Maldives President Abdulla Yameen, on Tuesday, was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Asia Human Resources Development (HRD) Awards 2017 held in Malaysia, his office said in a statement. The Award was conferred on the President in recognition of his outstanding contributions towards nation-building and people development, and for the […]

Maldives launches mega billion dollar tourism project

Maldives launches mega billion dollar tourism project

Colombo, Aug 1 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives government, on Monday said it has launched a US 800 million dollar tourism development project to attract more tourists into the island country. A statement from the Maldives Embassy in Colombo said the ‘Emboodhoo Lagoon Project’, was the largest tourism development project to be conducted in the country and […]

Western countries alarmed by closure of Maldives’ parliament

Western countries alarmed by closure of Maldives’ parliament

Colombo, July 27 (newsin.asia): The Embassies of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and the European Union Delegation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, are “alarmed”  by the “forcible closure” of the country’s Majlis or parliament. But the Deputy Speaker of the Maldivian parliament, Moosa […]

Maldives Deputy Speaker denies Parliament taken over by military

Maldives Deputy Speaker denies Parliament taken over by military

Maldives, July 24 (newsin.asia) –  Maldives Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Moosa Maniku, on Monday denied reports that the military had taken over the country’s parliament and said security had been called in only to clear a group of protesting legislators. Speaking to newsin.asia, Maniku said Parliament was not in session on Monday due it being […]

Maldives leader shuts parliament amid political turmoil

Maldives leader shuts parliament amid political turmoil

Colombo, July 24 – Maldives lawmakers were locked out of parliament Monday after President Abdulla Yameen ordered it shut to prevent a vote to impeach his speaker, the opposition said, in the latest turmoil to grip the troubled honeymoon islands. Parliament had been expected to hear a no-confidence motion against the speaker, Abdulla Masheeh, but […]

Maldives Opposition in a fresh bid to gain control of Parliament

Maldives Opposition in a fresh bid to gain control of Parliament

Maldives, July 3 (newsin.asia) – Maldives opposition parties, on Monday, in a bid to seize control of the 85 member Parliament, said 45 legislators had submitted a no confidence motion against the Speaker of Parliament, Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, demonstrating that the opposition coalition now commands a majority of seats in the legislature. The Maldives Democratic Party (MDP), […]

US notes progress made by Maldives in combating human trafficking

US notes progress made by Maldives in combating human trafficking

Maldives, June 29 (newsin.asia) – Maldives Foreign Minister, Mohamed Asim, on Thursday said his country had made commendable progress in combating human trafficking and had been upgraded to Tier 2 in the latest ‘US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2017’. In a statement, Asim said Maldives upgrading to Tier 2 in the TIP Report was […]

Maldives opposition says severing ties with Qatar will affect tourism

Maldives opposition says severing ties with Qatar will affect tourism

Colombo, June 6 (NIA) – The Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), led by former President Mohamed Nasheed, on Tuesday strongly condemned Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s decision to break diplomatic relations with Qatar. The MDP in a statement said the move will damage the Maldives, and was not in its national interest. “The Maldives Foreign Ministry announced the […]

Maldives cuts off all ties with Qatar

Maldives cuts off all ties with Qatar

Maldives, June 5 (newsin.asia) – The Maldives Foreign Ministry, on Monday said it decided to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar after the Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates announced the same decision. A statement by the Maldives Foreign Ministry said the Maldives took the decision because of its firm opposition to activities that […]

Sri Lankan President appreciates Maldives’ assistance for flood relief

Sri Lankan President appreciates Maldives’ assistance for flood relief

Colombo, June 2 (NIA) – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, on Friday thanked the government and the people of Maldives for the assistance provided for flood relief work in the island country. Speaking with the Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Asim, who called on him at the President’s official residence in Colombo, Sirisena said […]

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