Top stories from the week of March 5 to 11: MDP internal elections postponed amid factional squabble and taxi drivers go on strike to demand higher fare.
Top stories from the week of February 26 to March 4: Russian superyachts arrive as fuel prices rise and rift widens in race for MDP leadership.
Top stories from the week of February 19 to 25: police briefs media on entrenched substance abuse problem and Covid restrictions are lifted as Omicron wave recedes.
Top stories from the week of February 12 to 18: ministers make the case against ‘India Out’ campaign and NGOs call on government to stop ‘environmental destruction’ of Addu Atoll.
Top stories from the week of February 5 to 11: killing of illegally imported birds sparks outcry, new law proposed to outlaw ‘India Out’ campaign, and MDP by-election win put down as Pyrrhic victory.
Top stories from the week of January 29 to February 4: president pledges pay rise for teachers, housing for Malé residents, and campaign wraps up for hotly-contested Komandoo by-election.
Top stories from the week of January 22 to 28: President Solih tested positive for Covid-19, health authorities decide to “live with the virus,” and minister rubbishes allegations about son’s £1.5 million house.
Top stories from the week of January 15 to 21: prime suspects found guilty of killing Yameen Rasheed and coalition partners at odds over niqab in schools.
Top stories from the week of January 8 to 14: China grants US$63 million and visa-free entry, project announcement for by-election flagged as abuse of resources, and health authorities under fire over travel restrictions.
Top stories from the week of January 1 to 7: opposition protesters clash with police and clerics warn that homestay tourism poses a threat to the country’s Islamic culture.
Welcome to the inaugural edition of our weekly briefing, a roundup of the top stories from the past week.