Nasheed fails to win majority, forcing run-off in Maldives election

MALE, Maldives, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Mohamed Nasheed moved a step closer to reclaiming the presidency of the Maldives Saturday, leading the election field but failing to win a majority.

Trial delayed for Maldives ex-president

MALE, Maldives, March 6 (UPI) -- A court in the Maldives agreed Wednesday to postpone former President Mohamed Nasheed's trial for four weeks.

Former Maldives president arrested

MALE, Maldives, March 5 (UPI) -- Mohamed Nasheed, the former president of the Maldives, was arrested Tuesday in what was viewed as an attempt to prevent him from running for office.

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Ex-Maldives president exits embassy

MALE, Maldives, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed left the Indian Embassy in Male Saturday, ending a 10-day stay to evade an arrest warrant.

Nasheed faces arrest warrant in Maldives

MALE, Maldives, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, facing an arrest warrant, walked into the Indian Embassy but may be free for now.

Nasheed arrested for skipping trial

FARES-MAATHODAA, Maldives, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Police arrested former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed Monday for failing to show up for his corruption trial, officials said.

Maldives lawmaker stabbed to death

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A 46-year-old lawmaker from the Maldives' ruling party was fatally stabbed outside his home in the capital of Male, a party spokesman said.

Maldives' Nasheed misses 1st day of trial

MALE, Maldives, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed skipped the first day of his abuse of power trial Monday, the Maldivian online news source Haveeru reported.

Maldives to investigate February coup

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- The British government said it welcomed the establishment of a commission of inquiry in Maldives to prove the events of a February regime change.
Ousted Maldives leader to meet Indian PM

Ousted Maldives leader to meet Indian PM

NEW DELHI, April 18 (UPI) -- Ousted Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed said he will meet with the Indian prime minister as part of an effort prove he is the true leader of Maldives.

Maldives promotes tourism despite protests

MALE, Maldives, March 16 (UPI) -- The new tourism minister of the Maldives says the country is safe for travelers despite ongoing protests over the recent ousting of President Mohamed Nasheed.

Gayoom back in Maldives

MALE, Maldives, March 7 (UPI) -- Former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has returned home, denying allegations he was involved in the ouster of his successor Mohamed Nasheed.

Maldivian crisis still concerns U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, March 2 (UPI) -- All parties to the political conflict in Maldives should work together to find a peaceful resolution to their differences, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Maldives president's speech blocked

MALE, Maldives, March 1 (UPI) -- Hundreds of supporters of former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed blocked the current president from delivering an address to Parliament Thursday.
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Mohamed Nasheed (Dhivehi: މުހައްމަދު ނަޝީދު) (born May 17, 1967) is a marine scientist and Maldivian politician. He is the current President of the Maldives. He is the founder of the Maldivian Democratic Party and was its presidential candidate in the October 2008 presidential election, defeating long-time President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom in a second round of voting. He was sworn in as President on November 11, 2008.

He is a former member of Parliament for Malé. He was an outspoken critic of former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom and his policies. Due to his criticism of the government over the years, he was arrested and sentenced several times.

Nasheed attended Majeediyya School in the Maldives, between 1971 and 1981. He continued his secondary school education overseas at the Overseas School of Colombo, from 1981 to 1982 until he completed his GCE Ordinary Level Certificate. In August 1982 he moved to the United Kingdom where he completed his Higher Secondary Education at the Dauntsey's School in Wiltshire. Straight after his A-Levels, Nasheed moved north to Liverpool where he spent the next three years reading for a Bachelor of Arts in Maritime Studies at Liverpool's John Moores University.

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