Tag: Maldives

Sri Lankan president arrives in Singapore

Sri Lanka’s president arrived in Singapore on Thursday after fleeing protests triggered by an economic crisis, with the city-state insisting he was on a private visit and had not been granted asylum.

India signs $3B submarine deal with Russia

India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.

Maldives to shoulder drowned couple’s repatriation: DFA

MANILA — Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Elmer Cato on Wednesday said Maldives’ Ministry of Tourism expressed its intent to shoulder the expenses of repatriating the remains of a Filipino couple who drowned while snorkeling off Dhiffushi Island.