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Aug 11th, 2016
New York ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom should veto a criminal defamation law the parliament passed yesterday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The legislation threatens to stifle criticism and investigative reporting. According to press reports...
Feb 2nd, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya (Xinhua + DIPLOMAT.SO) – The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has called on foreign vessels to remain vigilant off the coast of Somalia despite no Somali-based attacks being reported in 2015. The maritime body in its annual report for 2015 warned vessels transiting the Gulf of...
In WORLD NEWS
Jan 23rd, 2016
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia ( Anadolu Agency + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday that the Saudi Arabia-led anti-terror international coalition would not have combat forces. Cavusoglu said that once it was spoken about a military coalition, “operations come to every...
In DIPLOMAT MEMO
Nov 1st, 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ( Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO) – Malaysian police say they have deported five Maldives citizens, including a diplomat, over an alleged attempt to assassinate the Maldivian president. National police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the diplomat is believed to have been involved in an exp...
Sep 15th, 2014
Malé (Agencies + DIPLOMAT.SO)- Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged here Monday to share development opportunities with the Maldives. “We will share China’s development opportunities with the international community through win-win cooperation in pursuit of common development,” Xi s...