Muizzu's diplomatic sequence—visiting Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and then China—is a clearly perceptible departure from the tradition of first visiting India, and it has irked the world's largest democracy.

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives’ President Mohamed Muizzu wants the Indian military personnel stationed in his archipelago nation withdrawn by March 15, an official with his office said Sunday.

MALE, Maldives: Opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz won the Maldives presidential runoff on Saturday, securing more than 53% of the vote, local media reported.

Nepal defeats Maldives by 4-0

July 26, 2022 09:18 am

KATHMANDU, July 26: Nepal has defeated Maldives in the opening match under the SAFF U-20 football Championship.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: A shipment of AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 has arrived in Nepal from the Maldives. Nepal received 201,600 doses of vaccines last night from the Maldives under the COVAX facility.

16th SAFF Championship begins

October 1, 2021 14:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: The 16th SAFF championship is all set to start in the Maldives from today. The first game of the tournament will be held at the country's national football stadium where Sri lanka and Bangladesh will be playing against each other.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Nepal is going to play against Maldives in the first match under the 13th edition of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) football championship.

MALDIVES, May 8: The Maldives speaker of parliament and former president, Mohamed Nasheed, was in critical care on Friday after being severely wounded in a bomb blast outside his home, hospital authorities said, in what police are treating as a terrorist attack.

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been living it up in Maldives with husband Vaibhav Rekhi and step-daughter Samaira. And as their vacay came to an end, Dia shared a series of happy memories from the popular beach destination.

KATHMANDU, April 8: As the entire world is battling against the coronavirus pandemic, South Asian countries are no exception.

You will not see this couple indulging in too much PDA or featuring regularly on each other’s Instagram posts, but that hasn’t kept our attention away from Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha.

MALE, Feb 3: The Maldives has banned travellers arriving from China as a precautionary measure to combat the spread of coronavirus, the tourism minister of the Indian Ocean islands said on Monday.

Birthday boy Aayush Sharma has turned 29 today. He is currently in Maldives celebrating his birthday and Diwali vacation with his wife Arpita and son, Ahil.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Defending champion Nepal has failed to register a win in its first match in SAFF U-18 Championship 2019 against the Maldives as the final score-line remained 1-1.

NEW DELHI/MALE, August 1: Indian authorities are questioning the former vice president of the Maldives, Ahmed Adeeb, for illegally entering the country after he arrived on a tugboat in the southern Indian port city of Thoothukudi, port and police officials said on Thursday.

The Chinese are coming

April 8, 2019 01:05 am

There need be no doubt any longer. The Chinese are coming conspicuously and visibly—big and fast. Forthcoming months will witness Beijing unveiling a multi-pronged strategy, according to Chinese academics who talk to Nepali visitors. As a counter to the Chinese thrust in expanding their reach and influence, the United States sets renewed sight on Nepal as a crucial site for its strategic activity.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nepali National Football Team's goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Chemjong has won the title of the 'best goalkeeper' in the Maldives.

MALE, Maldives, Nov 17: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took over as president of the Maldives on Saturday following a fierce political discord caused by the autocratic rule of outgoing leader Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

MALE, Nov 17 : Maldives‘ President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih takes office on Saturday, November 17, seeking help from India and the US to climb out from under a mountain of Chinese debt that his predecessor racked up in a breakneck development of the coral islands.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Two matches are scheduled for today under the SAFF U-15 Championship football tournament.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Nepal U-15 men’s football team has started its SAFF U-15 Men’s Championship campaign with a 4-0 win over Maldives on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepal U-15 men’s football team is starting its SAFF U-15 men’s championship campaign against Maldives on Thursday. Nepal head coach Sanoj Shrestha said that the target of the team is to win the title.

MALE, Oct 22: The Maldives’ top court on Sunday dismissed the outgoing president’s petition seeking an annulment of last month’s presidential election result.

NEW DELHI, Sept 24: The opposition candidate declared victory on Sunday in the presidential election in the Maldives, an unexpected blow to the country’s authoritarian leader, who had made a bid to consolidate power by jailing opponents and overruling the judiciary.

JHAPA, Sept 22: The last rites of Sangita Rajbanshi, a Nepali migrant worker who died on September 10 in the Maldives, have been performed today morning at a local crematorium at Mechinagar Municipality-10 in Jhapa.

Maldives wins 12th SAFF Championship

September 15, 2018 22:17 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: The Maldives on Saturday defeated India 2-1, lifting the title of the 12th SAFF Championship (second time) held in the Bangabandhu National Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Nepal national football team is playing its first semifinal of the SAFF Suzuki Cup in five years, against Maldives on Wednesday. If victorious, Nepal will reach the final of the tournament for the first time in history.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: India and Maldives have advanced into the semifinals of the ongoing 2018 SAFF Suzuki Cup after India won the last Group B match 2-0 in Bangladesh on Sunday.

INDIA, June 25: India has lowered the limits on the export of certain essential commodities such as potatoes, onions, and eggs to the Maldives, according to a recent notification, in a move that sparked reports of possible food shortages in the Maldives. This move, though ostensibly based on a new method of calculation, comes against the backdrop of a recent heightening of tensions between the two countries.

MALE (Reuters) - Police in the Maldives arrested at least 139 opposition protesters, its spokesman said on Saturday, as they attempted to defy orders under the state of emergency and march into the high-security zone in capital Male.

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, March 7: A Chinese naval combat force that entered the Indian Ocean for the first time in four years may have helped deter an Indian intervention in the Maldives after its pro-China president imposed a state of emergency, according to military and diplomatic sources and analysts.

MALDIVES, Feb 8: Maldives’ beleaguered President Abdulla Yameen, facing pressure from the world community to end a state of emergency, has dispatched envoys to the “friendly nations” of China, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia to lobby for support but has no plans to send a representative to India, one of the island nation’s closest allies.

MALE/COLOMBO, Feb 7: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen’s administration said on Tuesday it had put down a coup afterdeclaring a state of emergency the day before and arresting two Supreme Court justices and opposition figures.

MALDIVES, Feb 2: The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Thursday ordered the immediate release of political prisoners including former president Mohamed Nasheed.

KATHMANDU, August 19: India made a wining start in the ongoing SAFF U-15 Championship as it registered thumping 9-0 win over Maldives at ANFA Complex Satdobato, Lalitpur on Saturday.

After Nepal, Maldives

August 10, 2017 00:43 am

The Maldives is starting to believe it is best served by maintaining a safe distance from India and inching progressively closer to China

KATHMANDU, June 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed non-resident ambassadors to Ethiopia and the Maldives on Monday.

Nepal overcomes host Maldives

March 24, 2017 21:40 pm

KATHMANDU, March 24: Nepal registered a hard-fought victory over host Maldives on Friday in the Third Asian Senior Central Zone Men's Volleyball Championship in Male, the Maldives.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Nepali national women's volleyball team is leaving for Maldives on Wednesday to compete in the qualifiers of Asian Central Zone under Women's World Volleyball Championship.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: National football team's members, goalkeeper Kiran Kumar Limbu, forward Anjan Bista, have left for Maldives and Spain respectively on Monday to hone their football skills in respective countries.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Nepal has inched closer to the semifinal of the ongoing Women’s SAFF Championship after producing 9-0 victory over Maldives in its second group stage match on Wednesday.

Nepal thumps Maldives 9-0 (photo feature)

December 28, 2016 19:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepali Women's National Football Team defeated the Maldives 9-0 in its second match of the ongoing Women's SAFF Championship on Wednesday.

New-look Nepal takes on Maldives today

December 28, 2016 01:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Nepali women's national football team head coach Kumar Thapa has hinted of making some changes in the team while his side takes on the Maldives in the second match of the ongoing Women's SAFF Championship on Tuesday. Head coach Thapa said that he was ringing the change as his players were exhausted.

MUMBAI, Nov 28: Despite “3 planes” and “12 hour journey” to the Maldives, Katrina Kaif is sizzling hot in a recent photo shoot for ‘Harpers Bazaar Bride India’.