Maldives

 
Eyesore 'Rubbish Island' hidden from Maldives tourists
Eyesore 'Rubbish Island' hidden from Maldives tourists
Descending by plane into the Maldives offers a panoramic view of azure seas and coral-fringed islands, but as the tarmac nears, billowing smoke in...
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
Manta rays are no longer mating, and it's a problem
"Mantas!" shouts Guy Stevens from the top deck, pointing to huge bat-shaped shadows gliding under the rippling, turquoise water of...
Maldives president welcomes coup probe
Maldives president welcomes coup probe
New Maldives president Mohamed Waheed on Monday welcomed a Commonwealth mission to investigate the ousting of his predecessor after overnight...
Arrest warrant issued for ousted Maldives president
Arrest warrant issued for ousted Maldives president
A court in the Maldives has issued an arrest warrant against Mohamed Nasheed, the country's former president forced to resign by elements within...
Ousted Maldives president 'held at gunpoint'
Ousted Maldives president 'held at gunpoint'
Rioting broke out in the Maldives after Mohamed Nasheed, the ousted president, claimed he was forced to give up his office at gunpoint, raising the...
Maldives president calls it a day
Maldives president calls it a day
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives resigned on Tuesday after weeks of protests erupted into a police mutiny, leaving the man -- widely...
Mutinying Maldives police urge presidential overthrow
Mutinying Maldives police urge presidential overthrow
Mutinying police on the holiday islands of the Maldives took over the state broadcaster on Tuesday and issued an opposition-linked call for people...
Maldives denies luxury spas are fronting prostitution
Maldives denies luxury spas are fronting prostitution
Tourism officials in the Maldives on Monday denied that health spas at luxury holiday resorts operate as brothels after the facilities were shut...
Top 10 all-inclusive holidays
Top 10 all-inclusive holidays
These days it is easy to find an all-inclusive holiday, where all travel, accommodation, food, drink, entertainment and activities are included in...
Maldives to hold Cabinet meeting underwater
Maldives to hold Cabinet meeting underwater
Maldives government ministers are taking scuba lessons and learning underwater signs in preparation for an unprecedented Cabinet meeting at the...
The invisible refugee
The invisible refugee
The term 'refugee” isn't one governments want to talk about in the context of climate change: they may be asked to open their borders to people...
Paradise lost on Maldives' rubbish island
Paradise lost on Maldives' rubbish island
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1 200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives...

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