YEMEN

  • Fighting escalates across Yemen, first air strikes on capital Sanaa 3 hours 48 minutes ago

    Aden/Cairo: Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against Iranian-allied Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. There were at least five air strikes on military positions and an area...
  • India will wipe tears of every Nepali, says PM Modi in his 'Mann Ki Baat' 13 hours 58 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India is with the "sisters and brothers" of Nepal in its time of crisis following the terrible earthquake which claimed over 1,800 lives, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his radio address 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. "We will wipe the tears of every Nepali, hold their hands and...
  • Oil prices edge down from 2015-highs, but set for weekly gain 2 days ago

    Singapore: Oil prices held steady on Friday near 2015-highs reached the session before, remaining on track for weekly gains after renewed air strikes in Yemen stoked concerns on the security of Middle East oil shipments. Crude prices on both sides of the Atlantic have surged almost $10 a barrel on April...
  • Saudi-led coalition bombs Yemen despite calling off air campaign 3 days ago

    Cairo/Aden: Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Yemen on Wednesday despite an announcement by Riyadh that it was ending its campaign of air strikes, while renewed fighting erupted on the ground between rebels and forces loyal to the exiled president. The hostilities illustrated how difficult it will be to find a political solution...
  • Evacuation process in Yemen was difficult because of the uncertainty involved, says Navy Chief 4 days ago

    The Indian Navy was at the forefront of the evacuation efforts in war-torn Yemen and thousands of people were rescued. The military's effort in operation 'Rahat' was acknowledged not just by the evacuees but also by rest of the world. Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan said the operation was tough...
  • Yemen violence kills 944, injures 3,487: WHO 5 days ago

    Geneva: The violence raging in Yemen since late March has killed 944 people and injured 3,487 as of April 17, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. The UN health agency said the numbers came from health facilities in Yemen, but the true figures are likely higher since many people are...
  • Nuclear deal could open door to regional cooperation: Iran 6 days ago

    Washington: Iran on Monday pushed its call for peace talks to end the fighting in Yemen, and offered assurances that a nuclear deal would pave the way for greater cooperation with its neighbors. "With courageous leadership and the audacity to make the region decisions, we can and should put this manufactured...
  • Yemen crisis: Evacuation process was difficult because of the uncertainty involved, says Navy Chief 6 days ago

    Navy Chief RK Dhowan on Monday talked about the challenges his team faced during the evacuation process in Yemen. ...
  • It's a moment of satisfaction, Yemen evacuation operation was tough: Navy chief 6 days ago

    The Indian Navy was at the forefront of the evacuation efforts in war-torn Yemen and thousands of people were rescued. Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan said the operation was tough because of the uncertainty involved. Dhowan said, "This is a moment of satisfaction. We were doing our duty. It was...
  • Evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions from war-torn Yemen: Sushma Swaraj 6 days ago

    External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Lok Sabha on the government's evacuation operation in war-torn Yemen amidst uproar by the Opposition. Sushma said, "Indian government evacuated not just Indians but foreigners too. We evacuated Indian nationals under tough conditions." ...
  • Narendra Modi lists his government's initiative, says BJP believes in 'rashtra-neeti', not 'rajneeti' 1 week ago

    New Delhi: In a bid to counter the Congress Kisan rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday listed out the initiative taken by his government since it came to power 11 months ago. Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party MPs at a one-day workshop, Modi said, "We believe in 'rashtra-neeti' and not...
  • 475 evacuees from Yemen arrive in Kochi onboard two ships April 18, 2015

    Kochi: Two Navy-escorted passenger ships with 475 people, including Bangladesh nationals and Yemenese of Indian origin, evacuated from the conflict-hit Yemen arrived in Kochi on Saturday, bringing down the curtains on the massive rescue operation undertaken by the government. "MV Kavaratti and MV Corals with 475 people reached Kochi to a...
  • Two ships with evacuees from Yemen to reach Kochi on April 18 April 17, 2015

    Kochi: Two passenger ships with Indians and foreign nationals evacuated from conflict-hit Yemen are expected to reach the port in Kochi on Saturday afternoon, officials said on Friday. The ships, sent by the government, had reached Djibouti with armed naval commandos and under naval escort on board on April 5 and...
  • Yemen is 'in flames', immediate cease-fire needed, says UN chief April 17, 2015

    Washington: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen to spur peace talks and get lifesaving aid into the impoverished Middle East nation. The UN chief on Thursday addressed "the many fateful challenges" the world confronts, from 50 million refugees and displaced people the largest number...
  • UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week April 16, 2015

    Sanaa: The UN envoy to Yemen has resigned after failing to avert large-scale violence, dealing a blow to hopes of a diplomatic solution to the conflict between rebels and Saudi-backed government forces. The announcement from the UN came as a Saudi-led coalition pressed its air war against the Iran-backed rebels into...
  • Air India pilots, crew members unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: Air India pilots and crew members are the unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation as they evacuated over 4,000 of its nationals from the war-torn country. Unmindful of their safety, Air India flew into the war zone in Yemen and rescued hundreds of Indians and foreigners. The crew performed an...
  • Citizen Journalist on Yemen Crisis April 13, 2015

    Citizen Journalist Ravi Kumar shares his experience of being stranded in Yemen during the recent crisis ...
  • Family of Indian killed in Yemen awaits official confirmation April 12, 2015

    Shimla: The distraught family members of Manjit Singh, who reportedly died in a bomb blast in strife-torn Yemen's port city of Aden, are still waiting for an official confirmation on his death and are in a state of shock. Yemen conflict had on Friday claimed its first Indian causality in Singh...
  • Indian dead in Yemen; INS Tarkash to bring the body to Djibouti April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: An Indian national, believed to have been injured in a bomb blast in Yemen's Aden, has succumbed to his injuries, defence sources said on Friday. Manjit Singh, who was working on merchant vessel Gulf Dove, is believed to be a victim of injuries sustained in a bomb blast in...
  • Have rescued more than 1,000 foreigners from war-torn Yemen: VK Singh April 10, 2015

    Former Army Chief General (retired) and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said that they have rescued more than 1,000 foreigners from war-torn Yemen. "We got permissions with great difficulty. Our aircraft were sent back at first. I do not want to comment on the media coverage on...
  • Defiant General VK Singh says 'why should there be any regret for using 'presstitute' word April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief General (retired) and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh reiterated that he has no regrets about using the word 'Presstitutes' to describe some media people during his stay at Djibouti evacuating Indians from war-torn Yemen. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he said, "Go to Google, find...
  • Defence forces evacuate 5-day-old baby from war-torn Yemen April 10, 2015

    Kochi: In an another act of heroism by the defence forces during the Yemen evacuation operations, a five day old baby was air lifted on Thursday. The baby was among the last batch of people to be evacuated from the war-torn Yemen. The baby girl was brought back to Kochi...
  • VK Singh gets heroic welcome upon return from Yemen after ending evacuation operations April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Minister of External Affairs General VK Singh on Friday received a heroic welcome on as he returned from war-torn Yemen. He oversaw the massive evacuation operation. India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians...
  • Nurses return from war-torn Yemen but future remains uncertain due to financial problems April 10, 2015

    Kottayam: Even though nurses have returned from war torn Yemen, their future remains uncertain as many of them had went to Yemen to solve their financial problems but it has only added to their woes. Indu Mol who had Rs 3 lakh education loan went to Yemen for work over a...
  • India concludes air evacuation operations from Yemen, another 630 citizens rescued April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday wrapped up its air evacuation operations from Yemen rescuing another 630 of its citizens from Sanaa, taking the total number of Indians brought home from the war-ravaged country to over 4,640 besides around 960 nationals from 41 countries. Minister of State for External Affairs VK...
  • Yemen rescue operation one of India's biggest achievements: Arun jaitley April 9, 2015

    Bhopal: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday termed India's exercise to rescue stranded people from war-ravaged Yemen as country's "one of the biggest achievements so far". "Whatever has happened in Yemen, I think it is India's one of the biggest achievements so far. Besides Indians, we have rescued people of 32...
  • Being in Sana'a helped me understand ground problems, VK Singh on Yemen evacuation April 9, 2015

    MoS External Affairs General VK Singh who has been overseeing the evacuation operations said, "I travelled to Sana'a thrice to oversee the evacuation operations. Once I was in Sana'a, I could understand the problems on ground. It was necessary to be there to understand problems during evacuation." ...
  • Yemen crisis: India to carry out more evacuations today April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Wednesday had decided to extend evacuation operations by one more day. This comes after a rescue request was made by a group of 140 nurses stranded in Yemen. India had also received requests from 26 countries including the US, Bangladesh and Iraq for assistance in evacuating...
  • 1762 Indians brought home from Yemen; another IAF flight coming on Thursday April 9, 2015

    Mumbai: Indian Air Force has so far brought 1762 Indians home from strife-torn Yemen, with another aircraft from Djibouti expected to land in Mumbai on Thursday morning. "In a well-coordinated operation involving multiple agencies, IAF deployed C-17 Globemaster III aircraft and it made eight shuttles from Djibouti to India and an...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 8, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...