World Briefs: Maldivian V-P held over presidential boat blast

Maldivian V-P held over presidential boat blast

MALE (Maldives) • The Maldives yesterday said it had arrested Vice-President Ahmed Adeeb over an alleged plot to assassinate President Abdulla Yameen, who escaped death after his boat was hit by a bomb last month.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Royal defamation case: Thai cop dies in custody

BANGKOK • Senior cop Prakrom Warunprapa, charged under Thailand's royal defamation law, died in custody after hanging himself in his cell, officials said yesterday, prompting a probe.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Kremlin wants Syria to gear up for polls: Minister

MOSCOW • Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the Kremlin wanted Syria to prepare for parliamentary and presidential polls, as Moscow intensified its drive to convert its clout with Damascus into a political settlement.

REUTERS

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 25, 2015, with the headline 'World Briefs: Maldivian V-P held over presidential boat blast'. Print Edition | Subscribe