Father Tom Uzhunnalil

ISIS gave me food, didn't harm me physically: Father Tom Uzhunnalil

ISIS gave me food, didn't harm me physically: Father Tom Uzhunnalil

 Father Tom Uzhunnalil was recently rescued from captivity in Yemen.

Sep 28, 2017, 17:11 PM IST
Extremely complicated diplomatic efforts made Father Tom's release possible: Alphons Kannanthanam

Extremely complicated diplomatic efforts made Father Tom's release possible: Alphons Kannanthanam

Father Tom Uzhunnalil's release from the captivity of the Islamic State was made possible at the end of "extremely complicated diplomatic efforts" by India, Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam said here on Wednesday.

Sep 13, 2017, 20:55 PM IST
Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Kerala priest who was abducted from Yemen in 2016, has reached the Vatcian city hours after he was rescued from the captivity of the Islamic State, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had confirmed this late on Tuesday.

Sep 13, 2017, 06:15 AM IST
Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted by Islamic State in Yemen, rescued

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, abducted by Islamic State in Yemen, rescued

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Kerala priest who was abducted from Yemen in 2016, has been rescued from the ISIS captivity, the Centre announced on Tuesday.

Sep 12, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj raises concern over safety of abducted Indian priest with Yemen Minister

Sushma Swaraj raises concern over safety of abducted Indian priest with Yemen Minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of the safety and release of Indian priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in April 2016 from Aden, during her talks with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen Abdulmalik Abduljalil Al-Mekhlafi and reiterated the request for continued assistance from the Yemeni authorities in securing his safe and early release.

Jul 11, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
'Will spare no efforts', says Sushma Swaraj after Keralite priest kidnapped in Yemen calls for help in video

'Will spare no efforts', says Sushma Swaraj after Keralite priest kidnapped in Yemen calls for help in video

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said that India will spare no effort to secure release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Keralite priest abducted nearly nine months ago by a terror group in war-torn Yemen.

Dec 27, 2016, 11:12 AM IST

Regular touch with authorities for release of Father Uzhunnalil: India

 India today said it was in regular touch with Yemeni authorities and Saudi Arabia regarding the safe release of Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted nearly nine months ago from war-torn Yemen, after a video of the priest pleading for help became viral.

Dec 26, 2016, 20:04 PM IST
No proof whether 41 Indians held by ISIS in Iraq, Yemen are dead or alive: General V K Singh

No proof whether 41 Indians held by ISIS in Iraq, Yemen are dead or alive: General V K Singh

Those held hostage by ISIS, 40 are from Punjab while one person is from Kerala. The minister, however, said that there is no “adverse” report about them. 

May 08, 2016, 19:09 PM IST
Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen is safe, could be freed soon: Catholic group

Indian priest kidnapped in Yemen is safe, could be freed soon: Catholic group

An Indian priest abducted by gunmen in Yemen last month is safe and could be released soon, a Catholic group said on Sunday, quoting the Indian foreign minister.

Apr 03, 2016, 12:46 PM IST
Islamic State says it will execute captive Kerala priest in Yemen

Islamic State says it will execute captive Kerala priest in Yemen

Father Uzhunnalil hails from Kerala and has been held hostage by IS since March 4.

Mar 25, 2016, 16:43 PM IST
Sushma Swaraj tweets Indian national Father Tom Uzhunnalil abducted in Yemen

Sushma Swaraj tweets Indian national Father Tom Uzhunnalil abducted in Yemen

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj informed on Saturday that terrorists in Yemen have abducted Father Tom Uzhunnalil who is an Indian national.      

Mar 05, 2016, 23:09 PM IST