Monday, 15 July 2024

South Asian Update
South Asian Update
Maldives climate minister arrested over ’black magic’

Maldives climate minister arrested over ’black magic’

Police in the Maldives have detained a state environment minister, with local media reporting accusations of performing `black magic` on the president.

Maldives to ban Israelis from entering country amid war in Gaza

Maldives to ban Israelis from entering country amid war in Gaza

The Maldives, renowned for its luxurious resorts, will prohibit Israelis from entering the country. This decision comes amid growing public outrage in the predominantly Muslim nation concerning the conflict in Gaza.

Pro-China President Muizzu’s party wins Maldives elections

Pro-China President Muizzu’s party wins Maldives elections

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu`s party has emerged victorious in the parliamentary elections, securing a significant majority in a landslide victory. 

Maldives holds parliamentary election amid India-China rivalry

Maldives holds parliamentary election amid India-China rivalry

The Maldives is set to vote in a parliamentary election on Sunday, a significant event that could serve as a litmus test for President Mohamed Muizzu`s stance towards China, potentially shifting away from the country`s traditional ally, India.

India Begins Withdrawing Troops From Maldives Amid Strained Ties
India Begins Withdrawing Troops From Maldives Amid Strained Ties

India has initiated the withdrawal of military personnel conducting surveillance operations in the Maldives following an order from the new pro-China president, leading to strained relations between the two nations, as reported by local media on Tuesday.

Maldives secures military assistance deal with China amidst tensions with India
Maldives secures military assistance deal with China amidst tensions with India

In a move that could escalate geopolitical tensions in the Indian Ocean region China and the Maldives inked a defense cooperation agreement on Monday. 

Maldives-India agree on troop repatriation, no renewal of agreement: Muizzu

Maldives-India agree on troop repatriation, no renewal of agreement: Muizzu

Maldivian President Mohamed Muizzu declared on Monday that an agreement has been reached between India and the Maldives to repatriate the initial contingent of Indian troops stationed in the country before March 10 of this year.

Maldives asks India to withdraw troops by March

Maldives asks India to withdraw troops by March

The President of the Maldives has formally requested India to withdraw its nearly 100 troops from the archipelago by March 15, as part of a election promise. 

Maldives upgrades ties with China amid pivot from India

Maldives upgrades ties with China amid pivot from India

China and the Maldives strengthened their ties on Wednesday during the inaugural state visit of the newly elected President, Mohamed Muizzu, to Beijing. 

Maldives President begins 5-day China visit amid row with India

Maldives President begins 5-day China visit amid row with India

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu and First Lady Sajidha Mohamed commenced their state visit to China on Sunday night, responding to an invitation extended by Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Maldives President formally asks India to withdraw troops

Maldives President formally asks India to withdraw troops

Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu officially requested that India withdraw its military from the archipelago Saturday, a day after being sworn in.

Pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu wins Maldives presidency

Pro-China candidate Mohamed Muizzu wins Maldives presidency

Mohamed Muizzu, a pro-China candidate, emerged victorious in the Maldives` presidential election held on Saturday, signaling a potential shift in the archipelago`s relationship with its long-standing partner, India.