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Posts From Zaheena Rasheed

The migrant workers of the Maldives

There are about 130,000 migrant workers in the Maldives, mostly from other South Asian countries.

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Fake breasts and chicken breasts beckon as Maldives business deal inked

Olialia, which once wanted to open a resort staffed only by blondes, says it has entered into a “strategic alliance” with Maldivian businessman Ibrahim Mohamed Didi.

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Carried away: Lawmakers removed from parliament compound

Opposition lawmakers were manhandled and removed from the parliament compound in Malé on Wednesday by the army, which had spent hours blocking their access to the main building. Pictures and

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Maldives says no threat of foreign military invasion

The defence ministry said it was concerned by “irresponsible” calls for and encouragement of Indian military intervention and military action.

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China will stop Indian military action in the Maldives: Global Times

President Abdulla Yameen declared a state of emergency following a shock Supreme Court ruling ordering the release of his opponents, including Mohamed Nasheed.

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Maldives state of emergency threatens growth

Tourism accounts for one-third of economic output and previous political disruptions have negatively affected GDP growth, says Moody’s Investors Service.

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Maldives State of Emergency: A City Guide to Malé

The Maldives Independent has prepared a guide to the city for those steering clear of it because of the state of emergency.

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Maldives says respect our laws as journalists set to be deported

The government set new rules requiring background checks on foreign media over an Al Jazeera documentary about alleged corruption and abuse of power by President Abdulla Yameen.

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Maldives state of emergency: updates

There is a state of emergency in the Maldives following President Abdulla Yameen’s refusal to obey a Supreme Court verdict. Here is a round-up of developments since Thursday February 8,

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China rebukes Nasheed over Maldives land grab claims

Mohamed Nasheed last month told reporters the Asian giant was on a shopping spree in the Maldives.

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European envoys ‘disappointed’ by Maldives presidential snub

Ambassadors from the European Union, Germany and the UK were in the Maldives days after a state of emergency was declared.

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Maldives unrest could escalate India-China tensions

A state of emergency declared by President Abdulla Yameen has triggered an onslaught of travel warnings from foreign governments, including China and the UK, advising their holidaymakers to be careful.

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Maldives capital braces for unrest on ‘coup day’

Six years after Mohamed Nasheed stepped down as president the Maldives, in particular the capital, is in turmoil again after a state of emergency was declared.

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China slaps down India over Maldives crisis

Former president Mohamed Nasheed asked India to send troops after a state of emergency was declared. Since his plea two top judges have been arrested and a Supreme Court order to release high-profile prisoners, including him, has been revoked.

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Live blog: Maldives State of Emergency

A former president and the country’s top judge were among those arrested last night as the Maldives declared a state of emergency.

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Top judge denies faking signature on Supreme Court ruling

James Dauris said he had spoken to Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed, who signed a verdict saying that nine prisoners should be freed until they could have fair trials.

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No obstacle to enforcing order: Supreme Court

An unfolding crisis in the Maldives is escalating after the attorney general declared Sunday morning that the security services will defy a new Supreme Court order for the removal of President Yameen.

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