The UK said it would press the Maldives to restore democracy and rights.
The child's mother was sentenced to be flogged with 100 lashes for fornication.
Cases of dengue, flu, viral fever and influenza spiked in the Maldives earlier this year.
Saudi dates have become an unlikely source of intrigue in the Maldives.
The Maldives housing minister took a swipe at the EU for approving sanctions.
Just seven Maldives resorts will have ballot boxes for local workers.
Maldives government officials could face travel bans and asset freezes.
Mohamed Ameeth was dragged away by five policemen during an opposition rally.
A decision about the new party will be announced next week, the electoral body said.
An erosion of rights and a crackdown on the opposition has led to the EU decision.
The three largest Chinese projects are together worth $1.5 billion and there will be repayment problems, a think-tank says.
There was a secret ballot during a Jumhooree Party meeting.
The final candidate list will be announced August 18.
Moosa Rilwan said he had never been in a red car alleged to be connected with his brother's abduction.
Faris Maumoon faces 'trumped up charges' says Amnesty.
Around 40 percent of the Maldives population lives in the capital.
Mohamed Nasheed said Saudi Arabia supported violent extremism in the Maldives.