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Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih personally invites PM Modi for swearing-in ceremony

Modi too extended an invitation to the president-elect to visit India, which Solih accepted.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Paradise regained in the Maldives as India wins this round in the Ocean

Former president Mohamed Nasheed told ThePrint, ‘We have always been pro-India and pro-South Asia’.
Abdulla Yameen | Narendra Shrestha - Pool/Getty Images

After Abdulla Yameen, Maldives must now untangle the web of Chinese contracts

Should Abdulla Yameen create chaos, New Delhi must be ready to intervene and uphold democratic verdict.
Ibrahim Mohamed Solih

Tiny Maldives boots out pro-China president in election surprise

The US and India have congratulated opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his triumph.

Maldives opposition wins tense poll, and Yemen may run out of food in three months

French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity falls further, and Nepal set to achieve major tiger conservation goal. Opposition claims victory in Maldives presidential elections Maldives opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Maldivian Democratic Party has claimed victory in the country's tense presidential election Sunday, The Maldives Independent reported. https://youtu.be/zYvM_skDLXA According to a report in the Al Jazeera, after votes from 90 per cent of the ballot boxes had been counted, Solih emerged with a 58 per cent vote share. https://twitter.com/MDPSecretariat/status/1043963319923572736 "We have won this election with a comfortable majority... I would like to call upon President Abdulla Yameen and ask him to respect the will of the people and immediately begin the smooth transition of power," Solih is reported to have told the media in Male. Yameen, who had sought re-election with a pledge to boost the island's economy, entered the election after a term marred by allegations of rights abuses and corruption. Yemen crisis: Country may run out...
File image of Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen | Maldives official website

Massive corruption expose in Maldives and China’s latest tariffs on US goods

China accuses Taiwan of recruiting university students as spies and the horror at a Kenyan hospital.

India’s loss in the Maldives is China’s gain, and it is showing

China's growing influence can be seen in landmarks such as the Chinese embassy, the expanded Malé international airport and the Friendship Bridge.
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Iran might abandon nuclear deal, says Ayatollah Khamenei and Trump attacks CNN again

Emotional Malidivian President Yameen thanks China, and the changing covers of leading fashion magazines. Iran might abandon nuclear deal, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said the country could no longer count on European countries for support and might abandon the 2015 nuclear deal, according to a report in Al Jazeera. “Iran should give up hope on over economic issues or the nuclear deal," he was quoted as saying in a statement posted to his website. The remarks were made at a meeting between Khamenei, and Iran President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet. He also said Iran would never negotiate with "indecent and confrontational" US officials on a new agreement. The Ayatollah had set out a series of conditions in May for European powers if they wanted to keep Iran in the milestone deal that freed Tehran from years of Western sanctions in exchange for limits on its nuclear programme. Khamenei's warning follows...

On Camera

File photo of Aseemanand being escorted by police personnel | PTI

Samjhauta blast acquittals have turned India’s accusing finger at Pakistan inwards

After the Samjhauta acquittal, it will be difficult for Indians to look Pakistanis in the eye and ask them tough questions about terrorism and 26/11 Mumbai attack.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

File photo of Yasin Malik | Common

Security forces given ‘free hand’ in Kashmir Valley weeks before Lok Sabha polls

Modi govt bans Yasin Malik's JKLF. Home ministry official says it was responsible for the genocide & exodus of Kashmiri Pandits.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?