News from November 26 to December 2: India buys US$100 million treasury bond as budget support; Speaker Nasheed expected to challenge President Solih for MDP ticket; and shifting monsoon winds bring dust and smog from Himalayas.
News from November 19 to 25: World Cup fever grips Maldives; MDP factions clash over fiscal policy; and first in-person EU-Maldives policy dialogue takes place since Covid-19 pandemic.
News from November 12 to 18: suspects linked to Islamic State arrested in counter-terrorism operation; ruling party factions squabble over tax bill; Indian bridge developer fined US$4.5 million for reef damage.
News from November 5 to 11: Ten expatriates killed in deadliest fire in Malé; Covid-19 deaths and hospitalisations rise amid new surge; and survey raises alarm over high prevalence of non-communicable diseases.
News from October 29 to November 4: fallout continues from recognition of Mauritius as neighbouring state; Hindu religious ritual performed by Indian workers reported to police; and government under fire over muted observance of 1988 coup anniversary.
News from October 22 to 28: Maldives recognises Mauritius sovereignty over neighbouring Chagos archipelago; police complicity alleged in death of drug trafficking suspect; and DhiraaguTV faces shutdown in January.
News from October 15 to 21: census counts resident population of 452,495; Maldives in maritime boundary dispute with Mauritius; and lawmakers accuse cable TV service provider of conspiring to eliminate competitors.
News from October 8 to 14: Vaavu Atoll protesters demand return of uninhabited island; Dhigurah devastated by ‘tsunami-like’ tidal waves; and three people dead amid dengue outbreak.
News from October 1 to 7: National Tourism Day marked to celebrate golden jubilee; body of missing 27-year-old found in Hulhumalé; and MVR28 million worth of diesel stolen from Maldives Ports Limited.
News from September 24 to 30: court order sought to save Ameenee Magu trees; three men arrested over blackmail with gay sex tapes; and former chief auditor alleges MVR100 million graft at state broadcaster.
News from September 17 to 23: uprooting trees for road development sparks public outrage; lawmakers concerned over gangs threatening and attacking police officers; and application deadline extended for flats and plots of land for Malé residents.