"This is not a state of war, epidemic or natural disaster".
The government did not comment on soldiers entering the Supreme Court building or on Mr Gayoom's arrest, but the president's main rival, who lives in exile, urged people not to obey what he called an "unlawful order".
"We would like the Indian government to send an envoy, backed by its military, to free the judges and the political detainees", he said in an appeal.
The United Nations, European Union, and several foreign governments - including India, the USA and UK - have urged Yameen to comply with the Supreme Court's order. "We are asking for a physical presence".
"We are working on making sure we can respect the Supreme Court order in a way that doesn't cause any difficulties to the people", he said at a rally in his support organised by his party.
The 15-day state of emergency has seen the suspension of parliament, with security forces swarming the Supreme Court.
Maldives Legal Affairs Minister Azima Shakoor, while declaring state of emergency, said that a Supreme Court ruling that overturned "terrorism" convictions against nine opposition leaders was illegal.
"The arrest of the Supreme Court's chief justice and political figures are also reasons for concern", the ministry added. No details were given about the investigation or any charges against them. The whereabouts of the court's other two judges were not known Tuesday morning.
Shortly before he was taken in by the police, Gayoom posted a video message to his supporters on Twitter.
Former President Gayoom was charged with bribery and attempting to overthrow the government, according to his lawyer.
"We have contacted our customers there and there doesn't seem to be any problem as of now and there haven't been any cancellations as the Maldives government has issued a statement". Tourism now dominates the economy, with wealthy foreigners flown to hyper-expensive resort islands.
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen imposes emergency in Maldives. The two men are now political enemies. He and Gayoom are now political allies in an opposition alliance.
Under the terms of emergency, judges are no longer granted special privileges if they are facing arrest.
Yameen has run the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, with an iron hand since 2013. He has been living in exile in Britain since 2016 after being given asylum when he traveled there on medical leave from prison.
The court order opens the way for a return to the normal functioning of Parliament, which, the statement said, is a fundamental pillar of democracy.
New Delhi sent troops to the Maldives in 1988 to foil a coup, purportedly involving foreign mercenaries. Maldives also imports items, including essential commodities, that are restricted to other countries.
Polish Deputy Justice Minister Patryk Jaki later referred to Israeli reactions as "proof of how necessary this bill is". Of the 3.2 million Jews who lived in Poland before World War II over three million were killed under the Nazi regime.
It is said that there will be a 6.1-inch LCD device as well as two OLED devices, one at 6.3 inches and another at 5.8 inches. Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron makes iPhone SE for Apple as semi-knocked down units at a Karnataka-based facility.
The shooting was in the Westlake District, a heavily populated area just northwest of downtown Los Angeles . Two students were hit directly by gunfire and three other victims were hit by shrapnel, police said.
Chadwick Boseman , whose role in the film Black Panther is that of a leader and superhero, says leaders are often "misunderstood". Critics are also hailing how " Black Panther " tackles complex themes while still maintaining its sense of high action.
Despite the fact that the Swedish case has been dropped , the British authorities consider that he breached his bail conditions. London police responded to reports of a suspicious package at Ecuador's embassy in the city on Tuesday .
On January 9, Havat Gilad resident Rabbi Raziel Shevah was shot dead from a passing vehicle as he drove near his home. The organization referred to the move as a "cynical exploitation of an abominable murder".
On Monday, the Olympic governing body denied invitations to 13 Russian athletes and two coaches to the 2018 Games. The invitations have not however been extended to a number of leading Russian athletes.
The first came in the 31st minute, Mee left unmarked following a free-kick but hitting his volley too close to Ederson . City took the first half lead as Brazilian Danilo struck from outside the box midway in the 22 minute.
The Cloverfield Paradox stars Elizabeth Debicki , Daniel Bruhl , Gugu Mbatha Raw , Chris O'Dowd, Zhang Ziyi and David Oyelowo . The first trailer for the highly-anticipated " Cloverfield " sequel has finally arrived during the Super Bowl .
US President Donald Trump made the decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy to that city. For the first time since 1959, the Vatican City plays host to a Turkish head of state, amid protests.
"To stay in this position is not our ambition, but it's the one we're in at this moment and we have to fight to keep it". Mourinho said of the decision: "I changed a few players and the intention was not to punish anyone".
Ohio State basketball's Kam Williams suspended indefinitely
Paula's picks: Ohio State 3-2, 3-2. "It's been a odd week knowing, obviously, we're coming into the match without (Jason) Nolf". ASSOCIATED PRESS Penn State's Mark Hall, top, wrestles Ohio State's Bo Jordan at 174 pounds Saturday at Penn State's Rec Hall.
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong released from jail
In the past, Korean judges have been lenient toward chaebol chairmen on the basis of their importance to the national economy. A South Korean appeals court let Samsung Electronics vice-chair Jay Y Lee go today (5 February) in a shocking reversal.
Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Is The 2018 CoD Game, Apparently
This year's Call of Duty installment will be handled by Treyarch and not so surprisingly, this has led to rumors of Black Ops 4 . Sources credit Marcus Sellars , a known industry insider, with the latest leaks concerning Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Mets agree to deal with third baseman Todd Frazier, sources say
The Mets will have a new look on both corners after signing aging free agent slugger Adrian Gonzalez to man first base in January. For the Mets, Frazier solves the problem of the open spot in their infield while also adding a veteran hitter to their lineup.
Crude Oil Snaps Out Of Brief Funk
Liquid production-both crude oil and condensate-from tight rock now accounts for about 51% of total production. Industry experts also forecast a steady increase in crude oil prices deep into 2018.