The lawmaker was charged with identity fraud for using the flag and logo of the ruling party at a press conference.
There are doubts a free and fair election can be held in the Maldives.
The former president and two top judges were sentenced to 19 months in prison.
Activists have raised concerns about the need for an airport in Fainu as Raa atoll already has one.
The Maldives was thrashed by Indonesia in the vote for a UN Security Council seat from the Asia-Pacific region.
Inmates who got work were the 'obedient' ones, the Maldives prisons commissioner said previously.
The opposition appears divided in its quest to field a unity candidate.
The head of the electoral body is a loyalist of President Abdulla Yameen.
Relations between the two countries have come under strain in recent years, mostly over China’s influence in the Maldives but also over a controversial 45-day state...
The government has given India until the end of June to remove the helicopter from the Maldives.
The election is expected to be in September and will be held against the backdrop of widespread criticism of civil and political rights abuses by President...
Former president Mohamed Nasheed said he will renegotiate the Maldives’ debt to China, accusing Beijing of dragging Maldives into a debt trap. Nasheed, who won the...
The Times of India named the men as Shanees Maheer, Ahamed and Ibrahim Fauzen Saleh.
Police recovered 115 kilos of drugs that had washed ashore in three inhabited islands and two uninhabited islands.
Judge Hassan Najeeb refused to slow down the pace of the trial or give the defence more time to prepare, prompting lawyers to walk out of...
Former president Mohamed Nasheed, who has already announced his intention to stand in the party primary, is in exile after fleeing from a 13-year prison term.
Dunya Maumoon, a former foreign minister in her uncle President Abdulla Yameen's government, told an Indian newspaper that the Maldivian "experiment with democracy may be failing"...