The Maldives was thrashed by Indonesia in the UN Security Council vote.
The government has been pushing airport development.
The Maldives has been borrowing heavily from China, but details of the loan are not clear.
The Maldives government is cracking down on the media, civil society and the opposition.
India's prime minister has yet to visit the Maldives, despite taking office in 2014.
The package will improve the efficiency of public services and finances, says the World Bank.
Indonesia got more votes than the Maldives in the contested election for one Asia-Pacific seat by 144 to 46.
Radical elements under the guise of defending Islam have been targeting human rights defenders, particularly through social media, an international rights group has said.
The main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party is holding a nationwide vote to pick its candidate for presidential elections due to be held in September.
The revelation comes days after India’s navy chief said the Maldives’ pivot to China posed a challenge and follows months of regional tension.
China’s growing presence and a controversial state of emergency in the Maldives have been the two main sources of tension for India.
Sir Hugo Swire, a former Foreign Office minister, said that the “politically controlled” Elections Commission was attempting to freeze out the opposition ahead of September’s presidential...
The study looked at who was responsible for tourism-related carbon emissions: travellers or the tourist destinations.
China is one of the biggest investors in the Maldives, with more than a billion dollars ploughed into three infrastructure projects, and it has signed a...
The Maldives has around 600 guesthouses across 76 islands, whereas in 2010 there was just one guesthouse.
Authorities have repressed all forms of dissent including "violently breaking up peaceful demonstrations, arbitrarily arresting and detaining protesters, attacking journalists and threatening news organisations with closure,"...
"I remember the exact moment when I first saw Ahmed Rilwan," Yameen Rasheed wrote. "It was late 2009, and I had just arrived in the Maldives."