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Maldives declares emergency, soldiers reportedly storm court

Feb 05, 2018 - Associated Press

MALE, Maldives (AP) - The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament.

A surprise Supreme Court ruling last week ordering the ...