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Stories with place: Maldives
  • Maldives' ex-leader says he's received asylum in Britain 
    Updated: May-23-16 3:25 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.

  • Maldives cuts diplomatic ties with Iran 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:08 pm

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - The government of the Maldives said Tuesday it has decided to sever 40-year-old diplomatic ties with Iran, saying the country's policies in the Middle East are detrimental to peace and security in the region.