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Maldives lifts state of emergency after 45 days

| Updated: March 22, 2018 18:44:24


Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male on November 17, 2013 - Reuters/File Abdulla Yameen takes his oath as the President of Maldives during a swearing-in ceremony at the parliament in Male on November 17, 2013 - Reuters/File

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen lifted a 45-day state of emergency on Thursday imposed amid political upheaval on the Indian Ocean island chain.

“Though there still exists a diminished threat to national security, because the nation can now continue without further losses incurred, and upon the advice of the Security Services and in an effort to promote normalcy, the president has decided to lift the state of emergency,” his office said in a statement.

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