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Emergency in Maldives as turmoil deepens

The Maldives declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, as President Abdulla Yameen sought to shore up his power over the Indian Ocean island nation following a suspected assassination attempt. Citing a threat to national securit

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Emergency in Maldives

The Maldives declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, as the Indian Ocean island nation's political upheaval intensified following a suspected assassination attempt on the president. Citing a threat to national security, th

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Maldives president unhurt in speedboat blast

The president of the Maldives was unhurt but his wife and two aides were injured in an explosion on board their speedboat as it approached Male, capital of the Indian Ocean archipelago, a senior aide told Reuters. The cause of Monday

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Maldives looking to woo GCC tourists

Maldives Tourism is looking to attract more holiday-makers from the GCC with a series of planned roadshows within the Gulf region beginning today (August 23). Running till August 27, the roadshow will see Maldives representatives

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Ooredoo Maldives wins ISP licence

Ooredoo, a Qatar-based leading telecom group, has announced that its Maldives operation  won an Internet Service Provider licence from the Communication Authority of the Maldives (CAM) earlier this month. The company received

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Emirates boosts Maldives operation

Dubai-based Emirates has introduced a third daily service to Malé, the capital of the Maldives, adding seven more inbound flights a week to the island. Commencing December 1, the new flights will be operated with a Boeing 777-300

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Onyx to open new Amari resort in Maldives

Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group has unveiled a new project in Maldives under its core brand - Amari. The Amari Havodda will be located 400 km from the capital Male in the Southern Gaafu Dhaalu atoll, offering a private and p

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New packages from Shangri-La's Villingili Maldives

Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa, Maldives is offering an exclusive ‘Family Fun’ summer package for families till the end of next month. The package will be available till September 30 starting at $1,500 per nigh

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DP World, Madives discuss ways to enhance relations

The DP World chairman and the Maldivian President discussed potential areas of co-operation and ways in which economic relations could be enhanced to higher levels recently.   Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World c

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Dubai JA plans Maldives resort revamp

Dubai-based JA Resorts & Hotels has announced that its new resort in the Maldives will be upgraded and relaunched as JA Manafaru later this year. Speaking at Arabian Travel Market, the JA Resort officials said the facility in

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