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Vineeta Deepak to lead AP's coverage of South Asia region

Apr. 17, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday named Vineeta Deepak, an experienced video journalist and bedrock member of its Indian staff, as its South Asia news director to lead coverage of a region stretching from the heights of the Himalayas to the tropics of the Indian Ocean. From her base in the...

Maldives leader's party declares sweeping election victory

Apr. 7, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's party declared a sweeping parliamentary election victory Sunday that could give him a free hand in efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. Local media reports said Solih's Maldivian Democratic Party was leading in 60 of...

Maldives votes in crucial ballot to elect new parliament

Apr. 6, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — People in the Maldives voted in a crucial parliamentary election on Saturday that many hope will help President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih overcome a coalition split that has hampered his efforts to restore political freedoms and tackle corruption. Some voters who had lined up earlier...

Former Maldives president arrested over money laundering

Feb. 18, 2019 12:15 PM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court ordered the arrest and detention of former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom on Monday on charges of money laundering. The criminal court in Male, the capital, ordered Yameen held in custody after prosecutors argued at a hearing that he could attempt to influence...

Maldives court orders detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom over alleged money laundering

Feb. 18, 2019 6:58 AM EST
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives court orders detention of former Maldives President Yameen Abdul Gayoom over alleged money laundering.