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Is Maldives becoming new Jehadi centre, asks Scholar Tufail Ahmad
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Tufail Ahmad, director of South Asia Studies Project at the Middle East Media Research Institute, Washington DC feels that under Saudi-Pakistani influence, the Maldivian society is being pushed into the jihadist path. According to an article published in the New Indian Express, Tufail Ahmad said that Saudi Arabia is bankrolling Wahabism across the world. Jihadists are ...(7/29/2014 6:32:16 AM)
Israeli tourists evacuated from Maldives
Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated from the island nation after an Israeli surfer removed an anti-Israel sign placed outside a guest house.(7/31/2014 9:16:26 PM)
Celebration: National Day of Maldives
Today is the National Day of Maldives. Consisting of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, Maldives is about 700 kilometers southwest of Sri Lanka. Islam was introduced to Maldives in 1153. On July 26, 1965, Maldives achieved independence from Britain and in 1968, the Sultanate was replaced by a Republic.(7/25/2014 8:00:07 PM)
China offers to train Maldives maritime personnel
China has offered to train maritime personnel in the Maldives as well as boost its involvement in infrastructure projects in the island nation, as Beijing moves forward with plans to deepen its ec...(7/22/2014 11:19:53 AM)
Water erodes cultural differences
Mt. Hood swim instructors visit Maldives to help raise awareness of island habitat and protect the ocean Longtime Mt. Hood Aquatic Center instructors Patti and Jamie Killgore had barely heard of the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. When a friend approached the mother-daughter duo about teaching ...(7/29/2014 1:51:11 PM)
Israeli Tourists Evacuated From Maldive Islands After Protests Erupt
Israeli tourists in the Maldives had to be evacuated from the island nation after an Israeli surfer removed an anti-Israel sign placed outside a guest house. Click here for the rest of the article...(7/31/2014 5:16:40 PM)
Maldives court denies deportation of Pakistani criminals
Colombo, July 5 (IANS) A Maldives court has denied ordering the deportation of two Pakistanis caught by police in the biggest drug bust in the history of the country, a statement said Friday. Four Maldivians, three Bangladeshis, and 11 Pakistanis were taken into custody March 10 with 24 kg of heroin, which local media quoted police as saying was "the largest amount of drugs seized in a police ...(7/4/2014 10:22:17 PM)
NEW DELHI, 3 Julai (Bernama) -- Rakyat Maldives membelanjakan kira-kiraUS$191 juta untuk keluar negara terutama bagi mendapatkan kemudahan perubatanlebih baik, bercuti dan pendidikan dengan India, Sri Lanka dan Malaysia sebagaidestinasi utama. Warga negara kepulauan itu membelanjakan US$70 juta untuk perubatan,US$64 juta ketika bercuti dan US$47 juta lagi membiayai pendidikan, kata laporan ...(7/3/2014 3:14:30 AM)
Son of Russian lawmaker nabbed in Maldives on U.S. fraud charges
Russian officials on Tuesday accused the United States of kidnapping the 30-year-old son of a Moscow lawmaker after detaining him in the Maldives and flying him to Guam to face charges of trafficking in stolen credit card information.(7/8/2014 7:16:44 PM)
Maldives deports 6,400 migrant workers in 2014
Male, July 23 (IANS) Maldivian immigration officials deported 6,400 migrant workers in 2014 and are holding another 159 in detention, an official said Wednesday. Besides a handful arrested over criminal offences, the others were all undocumented migrant workers, some having worked illegally for over 10 years, Xinhua reported. A Maldives immigration official said that legal action would also be ...(7/23/2014 3:56:22 AM)
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