Mohamed Abdul Rahman is alleged to have fought with a militant group in Pakistan’s Waziristan for some nine years
Zaidul Ameen, a Malé city councillor from the ruling Progressive Party of Maldives, is under arrest on a bribery charge. The criminal court reportedly remanded Ameen to police custody for 15 days shortly after his arrest on Friday afternoon.
The ACC has ruled out corruption in the Sadagat Foundation’s distribution of dates gifted by Saudi Arabia in its name, and an Islamic ministry letter requesting that the charity be given US$12,000 of a donation made by a foreign donor to the Maldivian government.
The police drug enforcement department launched a special operation using sniffer dogs in Malé and nearby islands last Thursday, searching hundreds of suspects for illicit narcotics.
A 22-year-old man stabbed Saturday night in the capital’s suburb Hulhumalé is in a stable condition at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Malé.
A 50-year-old woman from the island of Lhaimagu in Shaviyani atoll was hospitalised Saturday morning after a man threw chemicals on her face.
A kitchen knife was lodged in the door of ruling Progressive Party of Maldives lawmaker Riyaz Rasheed’s home in Malé Tuesday night.
The ACC has asked the chief prosecutor to press corruption charges and initiate legal proceedings against Abdulla Ziyath to seize a plot of land he bought from public funds embezzled from MMPRC
Ahmed Hassan, 55, was found death by prison guards at 4:40am at the low security prison, Asseyri Jail, on December 1
Ameen Faisal, who was charged with terrorism over the 2010 detention of President Abdulla Yameen, will be tried behind closed doors, the criminal court has ruled.
Human-trafficking cases are stalled “because victims want to leave the country immediately or weren’t prepared to cooperate with investigators,” the police said.
The criminal court has acquitted the step-grandson of involvement in the January 2012 murder of Ali Hassan ‘Ayyube’, an alleged sorcerer from the island of Kudahuvadhoo in Dhaalu Atoll.
Gasim Abdul Kareem’s counsel have called for his immediate release, noting that he has already spent a period longer than his eight month prison sentence in state custody.
An Indian migrant worker was arrested in the Maldives on charges of assualt hours after he formally accused his employer, Lily International, of withholding his passport in order to prevent him from leaving the country.
An 18-year-old man stabbed Sunday night amid a recent spike in violent assaults in the capital is in critical condition. The police have arrested 20 suspects and impounded three vehicles.
A group of detainees broke out of their cells at the police custodial facility on the island of Dhoonidhoo around 3am Monday morning but were caught before they could escape.
Used motor oil was thrown on the gates to the PPM headquarters at Thema, days after the building was ransacked and insulting graffiti was found on its inner walls.