Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands
Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.
Maldives, Tourist Haven, Casts Wary Eye on Growing Islamic Radicalism
After the killing of a liberal blogger in April, many fear that the Maldives, a Muslim island nation, is ill equipped to guard against extremism.
Outspoken Maldives Blogger Who Challenged Radical Islamists Is Killed
Yameen Rasheed, who wrote satirical critiques of the government, was stabbed. He had repeatedly complained to the police about receiving death threats.
As the Maldives Gains Tourists, It’s Losing Its Beaches
Small guesthouses have joined resort villas as getaways, but the islands are at risk of being submerged by shore erosion and rising seas.
Inhabitants of Maldives Atoll Fear a Flood of Saudi Money
Saudi Arabia plans to invest $10 billion in Faafu Atoll, where some worry that they will be uprooted by new development if the islands are sold.
52 Places to Go: (Underwater) Maldives
Visit an underwater restaurant in 360° video. The recently opened 5.8 Undersea Restaurant in the Maldives cultivates fine dining on your plate and a rich ecosystem of coral reef all around you.
Exiled Former President of Maldives Plans to Seek Office Again
Mohamed Nasheed faces obstacles, notably his conviction in 2015 on terrorism charges that his supporters say were politically motivated.
Maldives to Leave Commonwealth Over Allegations of Rights Abuses
The government said it had been treated “unjustly and unfairly” over questions about its human rights record.
Embattled Maldives President Faces Accusations of Corruption, Past and Present
In an interview, Mohamed Nasheed, a former president who has received political asylum in Britain, laid out allegations against the current leader, President Abdulla Yameen.
Here’s a New Angle on the Shape of the World
An Australian statistician has devised a method to rank the world’s nations by how rectangular they are, with Egypt at the head of the class.
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