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Maldives Parliament extends emergency by 30 days; 'disappointed', says US

Countries including the United States, India and Canada along with the United Nations have urged Yameen to lift the emergency and restore normalcy

Reuters 

Maldives parliament approves extension of state of emergency by 30 days Parliament in the Maldives on Tuesday approved a 30-day extension of a state of emergency sought by President Abdulla Yameen who cited an ongoing national security threat and constitutional crisis. Countries including the United States, India and Canada along with the United Nations have urged Yameen to lift the emergency and restore normalcy. Tour operators say hundreds of hotel bookings have been cancelled daily since the 15-day emergency was imposed on Feb 5 despite government assurances that all is ...

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First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 07:50 IST
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