17 February 2016

The Criminal Court in the Maldives sentenced the leader of the Adhaalath Party, Sheikh Imran Abdulla to 12 years in prison for inciting violence at a demonstration organised by his Party on 1 May 2015. In his speech to the crowd at the demonstration, Sheikh Imran incited those present to commit acts of violence. His speech was seized and acted upon by numerous individuals who went on to vandalise public property, and thereafter individuals attacked law enforcement officials who were attempting to ensure the protest passed peacefully.

17 February 2016, Dhaka - Ref: 88/2016

The Maldivian High Commissioner for Bangladesh H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Bangladesh H.E. Sheikh Hasina at her office today. 

14 February 2016, Male' - Ref: 84/2016

A delegation of the All Party British-Maldives Parliamentary Groupled by Sir. David Amess arrived in Maldives this morning on an official visit, on the invitation of the Government of Maldives.

14 February 2016, Male' - Ref: 85/2016;

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Dunya Maumoon has sent a message of condolence to His Excellency Kamal Thapa, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, following the demise of the former Prime Minister of Nepal, His Excellency Sushil Koirala.

New York, 12 February 2016 - Ref: 83/2016; 

At the United Nations General Assembly debate on Global Counter Terrorism Strategy, the Maldives announced that its Government has initiated a number of concrete actions to curb the stem of foreign terrorist fighters in ensuring the safety and security of all Maldivians.