Maldives

Maldives Seeks Help from India, U.S. to Escape Chinese Debt

The new president of the Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, campaigned on criticism of his predecessor’s appetite for Chinese loans and investment. Solih signaled a strong desire to realign his country toward India and seek help from the India-U.S. alliance to relieve the burden of Chinese debt.

Opposition candidate confirmed Maldives president-elect

Former Maldives President Granted Refugee Status In UK

AFP – Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, has been granted refugee status in Britain, his office said Monday.The 49-year-old was jailed in the Maldives last year on controversial terrorism charges, but was allowed to travel to Britain

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Asia: Singapore ‘Extremely Vulnerable,’ Russia on Alert for Zika Virus

The Zika virus outbreak in Latin America has governments on the other half of the globe panicking. From Singapore to Taiwan to Russia, governments are taking precautionary measures to stop the virus, which experts have linked to significant neurological defects in infants, from spreading out of tropical regions across the continent.

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