Maldives' embattled president Abdulla Yameen sends envoys to China, Saudi for support

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20 February 2018
Reuters: This photograph shows 10 Rohingya Muslim men bound together in Rakhine, Myanmar. Soon after, they were dead1 week ago
Reuters: This photograph shows 10 Rohingya Muslim men bound together in Rakhine, Myanmar. Soon after, they were dead
China sends Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets for South China Sea patrol mission, Feb. 7. This is the first public video of Chinese Su-351 week ago
China sends Russian-made Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets for South China Sea patrol mission, Feb. 7. This is the first public video of Chinese Su-35
"There are no meetings planned whatsover," says @RajShah45, asked if VP Pence might meet with sister of Kim Jung-Un at the Olympic games.
[email protected]: Secretary Tillerson and China's State Councilor Yang reaffirmed @POTUS and President Xi's commitment to keep up pressure on North Korea's illegal nuclear weapons and missile programs and discussed the need to achieve a fair and reciprocal economic relationship.
[email protected]: U.S. welcomes release of journalist Dilmurod Saidov who was sentenced in 2009. We recognize Uzbekistan's President for releasing dozens of prisoners of conscience since assuming presidency and for taking important steps to reform the rule of law in Uzbekistan.
1 week ago
[email protected]: I will be meeting with Henry Kissinger at 1:45pm. Will be discussing North Korea, China and the Middle East.
@Raajje_tv shutdowns its public broadcasting due to military warning1 week ago
@Raajje_tv shutdowns its public broadcasting due to military warning
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@Raajje_tv shutdowns its public broadcasting due to military warning
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Brexit a chance for Britain to build on ties with Japan - May
Japan tells UK on Brexit: If there is no profit, we cannot continue1 week ago
Japan tells UK on Brexit: If there is no profit, we cannot continue
1 week ago
The United States and South Korea now openly disagree on North Korea
1 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 6km SW of Ogawa, Japan
1 week ago
Singapore 'seriously evaluating' future F-35 jet purchase - Lockheed exec
Mumbai: Man named Harshal Raote, falls off 5th floor of Mantralaya building, dies. Investigation underway to probe if it was a suicide
Duterte: If I don't use dictatorial style, nothing will happen to Philippines
Pakistan prepares to extend border fence to Balochistan
Russia cuts term of stay of North Korea workers to 1 year, no deportation in progress - Interior Ministry official
1 week ago
India says one lady lost her life during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Balnoi
1 week ago
Russia says North Korean workers can stay until December 2019
1 week ago
U.S. forces in Afghanistan attack anti-China militants
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India says Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 16:20 hours in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control. Indian Army is retaliating
Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman received Lieutenant General Mirzo Sherali, Minister of Defence of Republic of Tajikistan. Both the Defence Ministers held meeting along with other officials
1 week ago
@VP reiterates to @moonriver365 that the US will stand "shoulder to shoulder" with the ROK to denuclearize the Korean peninsula
2 militants and 2 Over Ground Workers arrested in a raid conducted by SIT in connection with firing in SMHS Hospital on 6th February1 week ago
2 militants and 2 Over Ground Workers arrested in a raid conducted by SIT in connection with firing in SMHS Hospital on 6th February
Jordan's King Abdullah ll arrives at the Prime Minister's House. A Contingent of Pakistani Armed Forces is presenting a guard of honor to the dignitary. @RHCJO
International Criminal Court to open preliminary probes on war on drugs in Philippines, violence in Venezuela.
I don't look at these pictures because this case requires professional investigation, I will not comment on anything that is not confirmed: ADGP Muneer Khan on viral photo of terrorist Naveed Jatt, who escaped during shooting at Srinagar's SMHS Hospital1 week ago
I don't look at these pictures because this case requires professional investigation, I will not comment on anything that is not confirmed: ADGP Muneer Khan on viral photo of terrorist Naveed Jatt, who escaped during shooting at Srinagar's SMHS Hospital
SIT started probe and due to scientific evidence we ascertained who or what were involved. They were identified, raids were conducted. We apprehended 2 militants and 2 OGWs. After their arrest we are left with Naveed and another terrorist who are still at large: Muneer Khan, Deputy General Police1 week ago
SIT started probe and due to scientific evidence we ascertained who or what were involved. They were identified, raids were conducted. We apprehended 2 militants and 2 OGWs. After their arrest we are left with Naveed and another terrorist who are still at large: Muneer Khan, Deputy General Police
Due to the firing we lost 2 of our officials and in this process this Pakistani terrorist managed to escape. Immediately after the incident an SIT was constituted to inspect all the aspects of this escape: Muneer Khan, ADGP, Jammu And Kashmir on firing in SMHS Hospital1 week ago
Due to the firing we lost 2 of our officials and in this process this Pakistani terrorist managed to escape. Immediately after the incident an SIT was constituted to inspect all the aspects of this escape: Muneer Khan, ADGP, Jammu And Kashmir on firing in SMHS Hospital
North Korea first lady, top military, party grandees attend military parade
1 week ago
India says ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch's KG sector, Army retaliating
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Korea president Moon, @VP Pence reaffirm strong alliance, joint efforts to denuclearize North Korea
Embassy of Maldives in India issues fresh statement on Special Envoy not visiting India, says media reports that he bypassed India visit is not true. Says, dates were not suitable to the Indian leadership. @MDVinIND
China never attaches any political conditions to aiding the Maldives: FM spokesperson
A 3.8 magnitude quake struck 26 kilometers southwest of San Antonio, Zambales at 5:24 pm Thursday
China dismisses accusations from the former leader of the Maldives that it is attempting to effectively buy up the Indian Ocean island
1 week ago
Maldives' embattled president Abdulla Yameen sends envoys to China, Saudi for support
At the Presidential Blue House @VP and @SecondLady sign the guest book1 week ago
At the Presidential Blue House @VP and @SecondLady sign the guest book
Bangladesh ex-PM likely to be freed on bail pending appeal
1 week ago
Body of missing Filipino caretaker in Taiwan earthquake found
President Duterte invited to visit Kuwait amid OFW deployment ban
1 week ago
The former Afghan President Hamid Karzai urges US to impose sanctions on Pakistan military and intelligence
Two Koreas conduct joint short track training ahead of Olympics
Malacañang: Canadian helicopters are for disaster response
India confirms it rejected Maldives envoy visit. Sources say no advance notice given for visit, PM, EAM travelling, "Democratic institutions and judiciary continue to be undermined"
Bangkok air pollution warning, children asked to stay indoors
ICBMs at North Korea military parade
Lots of soldiers marching in unison at #juchefest.
Looks like 3-4 Hwasong-15 ICBMs on this wide-range angle shot
Hwasong-14 and HWasong-15 ICBMs rolled out - but not many
Hwasong-15 ICBM
Bigger missiles at parade in North Korea
Hwasong-14 ICBM shown on extended truck mount
Missile lineup came through in the end: Hwasong-12, Pukguksong-2 and KN-02 (?)
Missiles on display at North Korea parade
Hwasong-12 on display
Artillery at parade in Pyongyang
Artillery rolling out on KIS Square
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Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 - 51km S of Reuleuet, Indonesia
President Kim's speech "should spur combat readiness"
Kim Jong Un: That way, we should make sure that invaders cannot infringe upon our sacred dignity and autonomy even by 0.001 milimeters
Appears North Korea "Toksa" (SS-21B Scrab mod) SRBM - not seen for a few years - has a new two capacity TEL
Kim Jong Un says North Korea is a 'world-class military power'
Kim Jong Un is making a speech at the army foundation day celebration
This is Kim Jong Un delivering a speech to rapturous applause.
There is live from a jeep reviewing the troops. North Korean TV presentation and technology is certainly improving.
Hwasong-14 on a trailer
The first bit of video from #Juchefest2018
A court in Bangladesh sentences opposition leader Khaleda Zia to five years in jail after convicting the two-time former PM of embezzling money meant for an orphanage, reports ANI
North Korea releases footage of military parade in Pyongyang
Kim Jong Un gets out of the back of a black limousine with his wife and is saluted.
Bangladesh court jails opposition leader and former prime minister Khaleda Zia for five years over corruption
North Korea is broadcasting the military parade from earlier today on KCTV.
Fire breaks out at a car repair shop along Pablo Ocampo Sr. Ext. St. in Makati City
1 week ago
Rescuers brave aftershocks as they search for survivors of deadly Taiwan quake
PyeongChang confirms 86 cases of norovirus infection
Bangladesh police fire tear gas to scatter opposition protesters
North Korea's state TV has just started broadcasting the military parade held this morning.
Pukguksong-2s, Hwasong-12s, and maybe the Hwasong-15
North Korean TV is finally beginning its coverage of today's military parade
North Korea holds smaller, low-key military parade
North Korea scales down military parade: source
1st images of the military parade in North Korea
3 workers were killed, another injured after a crane collapsed at a construction site in Hechi, S China's Guangxi, on Thursday morning: local authorities
Uttarakhand: One person dead, four injured after a car they were travelling in fell down a gorge in Bageshwar; Injured admitted to hospital
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Koreas president Moon calls for China's efforts to enable dialogue between U.S., North Korea
Violent clashes break out in Dhaka ahead of a key court verdict that could see Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia jailed for life
1 week ago
Five arrested for facilitating escape of Pakistan militant Naveed Jutt alias Abu Hanzalla from custody during a visit to SMHS Hospital: Officials
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Uzbek nationals among 14 ISIS militants killed in Jawzjan airstrikes
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Koreas President @moonriver365 hosts @VP today and then DPRK high level officials on Saturday
Two students dead after their motorcycle collided with a truck on Madhotanda-Pilibhit road
Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing1 week ago
Aftershocks rattle Taiwan as quake toll rises to 10, 58 missing
@VP and @SecondLady disembark Air Force Two in Osan
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Moon to meet North Korean delegates Saturday: Cheong Wa Dae
Philippines says ICC examining complaint against Duterte over drug war deaths
PM @narendramodi addresses a rally in Tripura's Sonamura
Karnataka: JDS and BSP enter into an alliance for upcoming Karnataka assembly elections. Out of 224 seats, BSP to contest on 20
Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigning in Tripura ahead of assembly elections in the state
Uighur Thai jail escapees detained in Malaysia and China wants them back - sources
Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno discusses preparations of the Consultative Committee which is tasked by the president to review the Constitution
Jammu and Kashmir: Centre's special representative Dineshwar Sharma met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu1 week ago
Jammu and Kashmir: Centre's special representative Dineshwar Sharma met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti in Jammu
1 week ago
South Korea says exemptions to North Korea sanctions temporary during Olympics
King Abdullah-II of Jordan arrives in Islamabad today on a two-day official visit to Pakistan. @QueenRania @KingAbdullahII Jordan Pakistan
North Korea 'does not intend' meeting US during Olympics
Hyderabad: A student of class 10th died yesterday by allegedly committing suicide in Hyderabad. Reason for her suicide not known yet
US official says security assistance can be restored if Islamabad takes 'decisive and sustained' action against terrorist groups
1 week ago
Kashmir hospital shootout: police arrests 10 persons in Pulwama
Delhi: Earlier visuals of the spot where a 21-year-old motorcyclist died after his neck was stuck in a wire that was tied between two barricades which were placed on the road by Police near Netaji Subhash Place1 week ago
Delhi: Earlier visuals of the spot where a 21-year-old motorcyclist died after his neck was stuck in a wire that was tied between two barricades which were placed on the road by Police near Netaji Subhash Place
International Criminal Court begins preliminary examination of complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that accuses him of crimes against humanity
1 week ago
South Korean official says North Korea held military parade on eve of Winter Olympics in South Korea
North Korea high-level delegation offers to visit South Korea via plane
So apparently North Korea staged a military parade this morning but decided not to live-broadcast it to the whole world. "We have learned that North Korea staged a military parade in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung square starting at 10:30 am," a Seoul government source said.
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KCNA: "The U.S. had better act with discretion, well aware that its imprudent word and deeds will only show itself in a more awkward position."
1 week ago
KCNA: "Our delegation's visit to south Korea is only to take part in the Olympics and hail its successful holding. We are not going to use such sports festival as the Winter Olympics as a political lever. There is no need to do so."
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KCNA: "We have never begged for dialogue with the U.S. nor in the future, too. Explicitly speaking, we have no intention to meet with the U.S. side during the stay in south Korea."
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KCNA: "U.S. Vice-President Pencesaid that he didn't press for any contact with the DPRK's delegation and asked the south Korean authorities to fix a schedule not to encounter the delegation. And he claimed that they would see what is happening. This is the height of sarcasm."
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KCNA: "Going blind in judging the trend of the times would make one face great disappointment. Such senseless meddling doesn't fit the appearance of a 'power'."
1 week ago
KCNA: "It is illogical for the Chinese media to absurdly vociferate about 'denuclearization', far from saying what it should doCall a spade a spade. It is very despicable of those Chinese media to mess with their neighbor's event, far from offering congratulations to it."
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KCNA: "So, is an event of 'denuclearization' ever on the list of the Winter Olympics?"
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KCNA: "The Winter Olympics has nothing to do with 'denuclearization'."
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KCNA: "It reminds one of a mean fellow looking over the fence of a feast host."
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KCNA: "This is evidently an act of screwballs feeling dissatisfaction with the north and the south of Korea aspiring after detente and peace, and a mischievous act to reverse and divert the international focus away from the atmosphere for the north-south reconciliation."
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KCNA: "China's experts and media, that have touted for 'peaceful solution' to the Korean peninsula issue whenever an opportunity presented itself, shun the present positive developmentHow can such behavior be interpreted as an act of allegedly 'disinterested' neighbors."
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KCNA: "Such incoherent talks heard from Chinese media can not but be retorted as an arrogant act aimed at interference in the internal issue of the Korean nation and an unreasonable logic and sophism ignorant of the essence of the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula."
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KCNA: "The ties between the north and the south of Korea are on the track of positive developmentAt this time, some media of China, not to be left behind the U.S. and Japan, reactionaries of history, areseriously spoiling the atmosphere for the feast."
Looks like an apartment fire near Gangneung Media Village.
Gangneung: Something is burning.
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[email protected]: Congratulations to the Republic of Korea on what will be a MAGNIFICENT Winter Olympics! What the South Korean people have built is truly an inspiration!
Pentagon chief says North Korea standoff 'firmly in the diplomatic lane'
Tillerson also said US won't be "lulled" by North Korean presence at the Olympics. "That isn't going to change anything," he said of US insistence North Korean end its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.
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[email protected]: Best wishes to the Republic of Korea on hosting the @Olympics! What a wonderful opportunity to show everyone that you are a truly GREAT NATION!
Maj. Gen. Hecker, deputy commander-Air for @USFOR A says recent B-52 strike in Badakhshan province targeted training camps belonging to the Taliban and the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, an extremist group founded in western China
1 week ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 - 158km S of Kushiro, Japan
Maldives: Protests being held in front of MDP Haruge, calling for implementation of Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners1 week ago
Maldives: Protests being held in front of MDP Haruge, calling for implementation of Supreme Court order to release nine political prisoners
A teacher arrested by police from a school in Lucknow's Madiyanva for allegedly molesting girl students of Std 2 of the school, case registered under various sections of the IPC
1 week ago
U.S. Geological Survey says a fresh earthquake of magnitude 5.7 has struck the eastern coast of Taiwan 19km (12 miles) from the city of Hualien
A spox for Saudi's General Authority of Civil Aviation tells @Reuters the agency had not granted any permission to Air India; officials in Air India insist to @sharonidan that permission has been granted
1 week ago
6.1 magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan's eastern coast – reports
Tillerson says North Korea an equal player at PyeongChang Olympics
Russian Mindef: Iskander-M rocketmen in Zabaikal region on battle alert for readiness check
J-10B carrying KG700 ECM pod, PL-8, PL-12 and drop tanks takes off.
RSAF50-themed F-15SG, launched by President Halimah Yacob at the SGAirshow this morning1 week ago
RSAF50-themed F-15SG, launched by President Halimah Yacob at the #SGAirshow this morning
India successfully test-fires the nuclear-capable Prithvi II missile from Odisha on Wednesday, according to local media
1 week ago
Judicial Services Commission has suspended the arrested Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed and Justice Ali Hameed: Maldives media
Peaceful Protesters vow to keep continue sit-in in Islamabad
1 week ago
At least six killed, 60 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area
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"India's PM Modi is scheduled to arrive in Ramallah on February 10" Haaretz: Modi to 'honor' Arafat in 'historic Palestine visit,' three weeks after Netanyahu's India tour
North Korea has this afternoon told some Pyongyang diplomats and visiting military attachés to arrive in Kim Il Sung for 09.00AM – presumably for the much anticipated military parade. Also, a cultural event is scheduled to take place on Thursday afternoon.
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Maldives:Despite the declaration of the State of Emergency on 1 February 2018, no curfew has been imposed and general movement of people, services and businesses will not be affected.
Koreas' joint march at Olympics opening to be 'very emotional': IOC president
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KCNA: "Japan is seeking the revival of the blood-stained imperial era, being buoyed by the ambition for reinvasion. It is watching for a chance to go nuclear at the tacit connivance of the U.S. just like a stray cat eyeing an oil bowl."