Ajay Makan

Video raises fears of al-Qaeda expansion to Maldives

A propaganda video shot inside a radical Maldives mosque and posted on the Internet has raised fears that al-Qaeda is gaining a foothold in the Indian Ocean tourist paradise. The video was recorded at the Dhar-al-Khuir mosque on the remote Himandhoo island in the hours before it was raided on October 6.

Bomb blast wounds 12 tourists in Maldives capital

A homemade bomb exploded near a mosque in the Maldives' capital, Male, on Saturday, wounding 12 foreign tourists, the islands' government said. The blast occurred at the entrance to the capital's Sultan Park, a popular stop-off for tour groups.

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