Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom was accused of corruption and stifling dissent and the media during his time in office.
Fear of a permanent Indian military presence kickstarts debate over archipelago’s sovereignty.
In an online webinar hosted by a Danish think tank, experts highlighted how the rise of China across South Asia has left an unpleasant impact on India’s relations with its smaller neighbours.
Hospital officials said Mohamed Nasheed remains in an intensive care unit after initial life-saving surgeries to his head, chest, abdomen and limbs.
Maldives' first democratically elected president and current Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed was deeply injured in a blast and remains in the hospital.
Mohamed Nasheed, 53, is "in a critical condition in intensive care," doctors say, after he was hit by shrapnel from a bomb blast outside his home.
The WHO "has implemented a temporary pause... while the safety data is reviewed", its chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, referring to the hydroxychloroquine arm of a global trial of various possible treatments.
Health experts have warned of an epidemic in South Asia, home to a fifth of the world's population, that could easily overwhelm its weak public health systems.
From prominent London-based publications like The Economist to the cartoonist of India's left-leaning newspaper The Hindu, the editorial judgements reek of anti-Muslim hatred.
A new report shows Sri Lanka is now ranked at 71 out of 189 countries in the HDI, the highest rank out of all its neighbouring countries.
Global experts assess the progress and prospects of China’s ‘New Silk Road'.
Chinese premier Xi Jinping visited Nepal recently, where China’s influence has grown rapidly, prompting Washington to push back – but is it ‘too little, too late’?
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