Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed opts to step down following a police mutiny. CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
The deposed president of the Maldives was facing arrest Thursday, a former foreign minister said, as political turmoil gripped the capital following days of violent clashes in the Indian Ocean nation.
Police attacked the former Maldives president Wednesday, beating him up a day after he stepped down, the Maldivian Democratic Party said.
The president of the Maldives, one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations, resigned Tuesday after a revolt by police officers, his spokesman said, leaving the normally idyllic chain of islands in chaos.
The government of the Maldives has reversed a ban on the sale of spa treatments, alcohol and pork, the country's president told CNN Wednesday.
Honeymooners and international hotel owners are at the center of an acrimonious showdown over religion between the government and opposition parties in the popular luxury tourist destination of the Maldives.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged global leaders Monday to launch a multibillion-dollar climate fund agreed to last year in Cancun, Mexico.
CNN's Robyn Curnow reports from the 17th U.N. Climate Change Summit in Durban, South Africa.
Savings-minded travelers may not always be able to spring for the loftiest hillside hotels, but a single meal at a spectacularly situated restaurant can be a worthy splurge.
The room service arrived in a canoe and exotic fish frolicked just beneath the floor when Gary Leff spent his honeymoon in Bora Bora.
Say goodbye to civilization and hello to a remote pocket of the world at these five resorts.
The summer holidays are here, a fact that fills parents with both excitement and a certain amount of dread.
You've heard the grim timelines: if warming continues, the Great Barrier Reef will be bleached by 2030; glaciers in the Swiss Alps, on Mt. Kilimanjaro, and in Glacier National Park will disappear in under 40 years; and Arctic ice melt will leave the North Pole bare and polar bears extinct.
Demonstrators on the island of Maldives protest for an entire week over economic issues. CNN's Reggie Aqui reports.
In a statement released Monday, Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed accused the nation's former leader of orchestrating sometimes-violent protests there over the last week.
They are the largest animals on the planet and spend around 90% of their lives underwater, surfacing to breathe for only fleeting moments.
The prince says he'd love to celebrate on a scuba trip Down Under
They may not have won Oscar gold, but these actors will receive a consolation bag filled with expensive (and exotic) prizes
This month icon will be with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
From the Maldives to Macau, escape to these restaurants for a healthy helping of stunning scenery.
Bathing can be so much more than a mindless chore. Travelers looking to clean up will find that blowing bubbles in these tubs is definitely not kid's stuff.
Exotic locales usually tout aquamarine waters and white sandy beaches to lure tourists, but one company is hoping the staff's hair color will be among the draws to its planned vacation paradise.
Maldivian Cabinet ministers have resigned en masse over a stalemate with the country's parliament dominated by opponents of President Mohamed Nasheed.
Climate skeptics are indicative of societies in decay.
A panel discusses whether our future could be powered by renewables.
India has stepped up anti-hijacking measures and ordered the deployment of air marshals as part of a security alert, officials said Friday.
A Swedish tourist tells CNN's Dan Rivers his incredible tale of survival as a tsunami struck Thailand five years ago.
Visitors shuttle in and out of a state-of-the-art hospital in an Indonesian town once devastated by towering tsunami waves five years ago, while in nearby Thailand backpackers dance to music in bars and tourists lodge in a hotel that had been demolished in the Boxing Day disaster.
Impact Your World highlights efforts to help survivors of the tsunami. Dan Rivers reports.
In September 1962, at a rally at Rice University in Houston, Texas, President John F. Kennedy told the American people: "We choose to go to the moon."
From seabeds to mountaintops, people around the world were staging a day of demonstrations Saturday to call for urgent action on climate change.
People in more than 180 countries are creating huge "350" signs as part of a demonstration. CNN's Josh Levs explains.
CNN's Eileen Hsieh looks at how the Maldives is trying to reverse its watery fate.
With fish as witnesses, the president of Maldives and his Cabinet wore scuba gear and used hand signals Saturday at an underwater meeting to highlight the threat climate change poses to the archipelago nation.
The president of Maldives, who last year proposed relocating his entire country, is set to chair an underwater Cabinet meeting this month to highlight the threat global warming and rising sea levels pose to his low-lying nation.
The newlyweds left Thursday for a friend's wedding in Mexico
The newlyweds hit the Caribbean islands for a charity concert and golf tournament after their Maldives honeymoon
Alice Temperley likes to camp. Which is why the British fashion designer, who escapes her London workshop to rusticate in a tepee on her Somerset country estate, was recently commissioned by One & Only Le Saint Géran to erect a similar structure on their beach in Mauritius.
Even if you're not going to Fiji or the Maldives, accidentally ending up in a popular honeymooning spot while not actually on your honeymoon is easier than you think, especially with the abundance of all-inclusive deals online.
Ibrahim Nasir, credited with ushering in independence to the Maldives as prime minister and then serving as its first president has died, a former government spokesman confirmed.
The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate -- his entire country.
The new president of the Maldives wants to relocate the entire country. ITN's Nick Paton-Walsh reports.
In a historic election, the Maldives voted out their leader of three decades for a former political prisoner promising change
A former political prisoner won the Maldives' first democratic presidential election, defeating the Indian Ocean archipelago's longtime ruler.
A former political prisoner unseated Maldives longest-serving president in the island nation's first multi-party elections, according to the tiny Muslim nation's Election Commission.
Asia's longest-serving leader faced a democracy activist he once held as a political prisoner in a run-off vote Tuesday in the Maldives' first democratic presidential election.
Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who was seeking a seventh five-year term, appeared headed for a runoff in the country's first ever multiparty elections, according to preliminary results.
Residents in the Indian Ocean nation of the Maldives went to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots in the first multi-party elections in the country's history -- and to decide the fate of Asia's longest-serving leader.
Running is a sport where relative success matters. A single group of striving runners can contain an individual for whom running at the pace of the pack is an act of utter laziness, and next to him or her, an individual for whom keeping up with that same pack is a heroic effort.
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels, who are fighting for an independent homeland, said Tuesday they will observe a 10-day unilateral cease-fire.
Jack Martin recommends six luxurious bolt-holes to avoid the crowds:
MELBOURNE, Australia -- I snuck out to the indoor practice facility at Melbourne Park Tuesday during a break in my commentating responsibilities for the Tennis Channel when, of all people, Roger Federer was finishing up on my court. Typically, the greatest player of all-time was using his off-day to hit tennis balls.
A teenager described as a Boy Scout saved Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom from a knife attack Tuesday, a presidential spokesman said.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes marked their first wedding anniversary this weekend.
A small homemade bomb explodes in the Maldives capital of Male, injuring at least 12 foreign tourists.
An explosion in the Maldives' capital of Male Saturday injured at least 12 people, Maldives officials and the British Foreign Office confirmed to CNN.
Midwest heat wave
Extreme weather has plagued the globe this year, a U.N. agency says, causing some of the highest temperatures on record.
Essay: When resorts are tailored to comfort tourists by offering familiar experiences, it can be hard to remember just where you are
Maria Sharapova has become an international icon at the tender age of 20, but what she wants most right now is to be healthy and get back to the sport she loves. I caught up with her this week at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., where she was practicing with her coach, Michael Joyce, and her father, Yuri.
The reality of climate change, and mankind's causal role in the process, are facts that are now almost universally accepted.
LOS ANGELES, California (Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC has ordered three additional scripts of freshman comedy "30 Rock," which got off to a lackluster start despite critical praise.
Offers of aid and assistance from countries around the world in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina continued to pour in Tuesday to the U.S. State Department.
For many newly-weds, the honeymoon is what makes it all worthwhile.
The toll of dead and missing six months after the December 26 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami stands at 226,328, according to government figures given to the International Federation of Red Cross.
Former President Bill Clinton will continue his tour of the Maldives and Indonesia in the tsunami-hit regions in Southeast Asia on Sunday.
Travel and tourism spending in countries hit by the December 26 tsunami is experiencing a renewed slump, after an initial recovery two months ago.
Insured losses from the 2004 Southeast Asia earthquake and tsunami will be less than $4 billion, according to a Risk Management Solutions report issued this week.
The world's wealthiest nations have offered to let nine countries hit by the Indian Ocean tsunamis halt repayments on billions of dollars of debt.
The December 26 tsunami has prompted the first visit by a U.N. Secretary General to the Maldives, a collection of 1200 tiny islands in the Indian Ocean.
Wendy Hone booked her holiday to Sri Lanka a few weeks before the tsunami. Now she's determined to do her bit to help the stricken island -- by going there in two weeks time.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan has appealed for $977 million in emergency relief over the next six months for the "unprecedented global catastrophe" triggered by the Asian tsunamis.
We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.
Relief officials are working to assess the death tolls from the December 26 tsunami that killed tens of thousands of people in more than 11 countries.
One of the world's largest relief efforts gained momentum Tuesday as countries and aid organizations made more donations of money, supplies and personnel to areas ravaged by earthquake-triggered tsunamis.
The number of dead in Indonesia has risen five-fold to 27,174, almost doubling the death toll from the massive underwater earthquake and the equally massive tsunami that followed it.
If you are looking for information on relatives or friends in the areas affected by the tsunami, here are some disaster hotlines from around the region:
The United States has pledged an initial offering of about $15 million for relief efforts in southern Asia, devastated by massive tsunamis spit up from the ocean floor by the strongest earthquake in the world since 1964.
People across Asia are flocking to makeshift morgues seeking lost loved ones after tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean from Thailand to Somalia, killing more than 26,000 people.
Australia has pledged $7.6 million (Aust. $10 million) in emergency aid to assist Asian nations struck by Sunday's tsunamis.
Massive waves triggered by a powerful earthquake temporarily covered several inhabited islands in the low-lying Maldives archipelago, south of India, according to the country's Foreign Minister Fathulla Jamil.
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