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Maldives President arrests nephew amid power struggle

COLOMBO: The nephew of Maldives president Abdulla Yameen has been arrested for allegedly bribing politicians to challenge the ruling regime, the opposition said Wednesday, warning of further reprisals in the troubled honeymoon islands. Faris Maumoon, an MP and son of former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, was taken into custody after police searched his home in the capital Male on Tuesday. The passport of another key opposition figure Qasim Ibrahim, a former ally of strongman Yameen, was also seized by authorities.…