Maldives, Jan 17 (newsin.asia) - The Maldives Immigration, on Thursday, said over 60,000 illegal migrant workers were estimated to be living in the island country and it sought public assistance to nab them. Maldives Immigration Chief, Mohamed Ahmed Hussain told journalists in a media briefing that a total of 144,607 expats had been brought into the country under a work visa...
Maldoves, Dec 31 (newsin.asia) - Maldives Health Minister, Abdulla Ameen has inaugurated a nationwide system to facilitate convenient treatment to patients suffering from Thalassemia, local media reported Monday. During the inauguration ceremony, Minister Ameen said the new system will enable Thalassemia patients across the Maldives to access medicine and treatment equipment through the State Trading Organisation (STO). Under the...
A new political party, People’s National Congress (PNC), spearheaded by former Maldivian President and Leader of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM), Abdulla Yameen has received the required sanction from the Elections Commission (EC).
Solih stressed that the loans are on concessional terms, and when contractors are taken for projects carried out with these loans, taking a Maldivian partner would be obligatory.
The interest of so many external players in the Maldives will make India spend considerable time, energy and resources to maintain its sphere of influence, says analyst Anand Kumar in The Tribune.
“There is no request from the government of India to the government of Maldives to build any kind of military facility in return for any kind of financial assistance,” an authoritative source told EurAsia Times
In a significantly quick reaction to the Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid's remarks about developing ties with China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that Shahid's remarks showcased the willingness of the new Maldivian new government to develop bilateral ties.
"China is the fastest growing economy in the world. All our neighbors are engaging themselves with China. The largest economies in the world are engaging with China. We will not be left behind in engaging with China," the new Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shaid told Xinhua in an exclusive interview in Male on Thursday.
Elections chief Ahmed Shareef said the application to form a new political party named People's National Congress was rejected as the applicant was a member registered with another political party. "When Abdul Raheem submitted the application he was a member of PPM. So we decided to reject the application," Shareef explained.
Former president Abdulla Yameen is seeking to form a new party called the People’s National Alliance, anticipating an unfavorable ruling from the Supreme Court in the dispute over leadership of the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM).