Maldives vice president arrested and charged with attempted murder of president

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By Euronews
Maldives vice president arrested and charged with attempted murder of president

<p>The vice president of the Maldives has been arrested and charged with attempting to assassinate the president.</p> <p>President Abdulla Yameen escaped unhurt after an explosion on his boat when he was returning from the Haj, but his wife and two aides were injured.</p> <p>A broader political crackdown is underway on the islands, population 400,000. Recently it has seen a significant exodus of young men to fight for Islamic State in the Middle East.</p>