Latest Indian Ocean News

Maldives will ban Israelis from entering the country over the war in Gaza

Jun. 02, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Maldives government will ban Israelis from the Indian Ocean archipelago, known for luxury resorts, as public anger in the predominantly Muslim nation rises over the war in Gaza. The president's office said Sunday that the Cabinet decided to change...

A former Maldives president is freed after a high court throws out his 11-year sentence

Apr. 18, 2024 21:27 PM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A court in the Maldives on Thursday threw out former President Abdulla Yameen's 11-year prison sentence on money laundering and bribery charges and ordered a retrial. The development comes two days ahead of parliamentary elections in this Indian Ocean...

A tropical cyclone makes landfall in northern Madagascar, killing 18 people

Mar. 29, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — A tropical cyclone that swept across Madagascar has killed 18 people and left four missing after making landfall on the north of the Indian Ocean island nation earlier this week, authorities said on Friday. The storm has also caused severe flooding...