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Maldives Lifts State of Emergency

The Maldives has lifted a state of emergency that was declared last week due to a "threat to national security," a move that brought widespread international criticism. The state of emergency was imposed last Wednesday by President Abdulla Yameen, following a September blast on his speedboat and the subsequent recovery of an explosive device that was defused near his official residence.  No one  claimed responsibility for planting the bomb. “With the lifting of the...

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