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Maldives State of Emergency: FAQ

President Abdulla Yameen claims the Supreme Court is at the centre of what his supporters have called a “judicial coup” to overthrow the government. He said there was no way for him to investigate the attempted coup without declaring a state of emergency. “I wanted to...

What’s happening in the Maldives? All you need to know

The Indian Ocean island nation of the Maldives is engulfed in a political crisis, after the President defied a Supreme Court ruling to reinstall opposition MPs and release political prisoners. President Abdulla Yameen instead declared a state of emergency and ordered...

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