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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take up with PM Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Catholic priest

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan to take up with PM Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Catholic priest

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said he will take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of kidnapped Kerala Catholic priest Tom Uzhunnallil, who is at an undisclosed location in Yemen.

War-ravaged Yemen witnesses 23,500 cholera cases, more than 200 deaths

War-ravaged Yemen witnesses 23,500 cholera cases, more than 200 deaths

Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection spread through contaminated food or water.

Nearly 23,500 cholera cases, 242 deaths in Yemen in three weeks : WHO

A cholera outbreak in war-ravaged Yemen has killed 242 people, and left nearly 23,500 others sick in the past three weeks alone, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Over 30,000 Somalis return from conflict-hit Yemen: UNHCR

Some 30,600 Somalis have returned to their country from Yemen since the beginning of war in Yemen in 2015, the UN refugee agency said on Friday.

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

20 mn people on brink of famine - These 4 African countries face 'unprecedented' humanitarian crisis

Famine is defined as occurring when 20 per cent of the population is starving, 30 per cent of the children are extremely malnourished, and the mortality rate has reached double its average.

'US nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia'

'US nears $100 billion arms deal for Saudi Arabia'

The United States has been the main supplier for most Saudi military needs, from F-15 fighter jets to command and control systems worth tens of billions of dollars in recent years.

UAE builds up Yemen regional army but country fragments

Since a Yemeni force trained and funded by the United Arab Emirates recaptured the southern port of Mukalla from al Qaeda fighters a year ago, the Gulf state`s efforts to consolidate progress risks being compromised by traditional rivalries.

Powerful Saudi prince sees no chance for dialogue with Iran

Under Iran`s Constitution since the 1979 revolution, the country`s supreme leader is the earthly representative of the Imam until his return. 

Yemen's president fires minister, Aden governor

Yemen's internationally backed president has fired a Cabinet minister and the governor of the southern port city of Aden, two figures known to be close to the United Arab Emirates, a key member of a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen since 2015.

Yemen funds desperately needed to avert famine: UN chief Antonio Guterres

UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries on Tuesday to pitch in to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that children especially were already dying at an alarming rate.

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Yemen rebel landmines killed, maimed hundreds, claims Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the rebels known as Houthis have used land-mines in at least six provinces since March 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition launched its military campaign against them.

US accuses Iran of ''alarming provocations''

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of "alarming ongoing provocations" aimed at destabilising the Middle East and undermining America`s interests in the region, a media report said.

Coastal air strikes kill 13 Yemen rebels

Thirteen rebels were killed as air raids by the Saudi-led Arab coalition struck their positions on the coast of western Yemen on Wednesday.

33 Indians rescued from ISIS-held Iraq return home

33 Indians who were stuck in ISIS captured Erbil in Iraq, arrived in India on Monday after being rescued by the Indian government.

Britain expresses regret over ''disturbance'' during Saudi aide's London visit

Britain has expressed regret to Saudi Arabia after what it described as a "disturbance" during a visit by an aide to Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to London last week.

Iran denies meddling in Arab world

Iran strongly denied any meddling on Thursday after Arab leaders condemned "foreign interference" in their affairs in a clear reference to the Islamic republic.

 

More than 10,000 attacks on Yemeni women in 2016: UN

The conflict in Yemen has made women and girls more vulnerable to gender-based violence, with more than 10,000 cases reported last year, the UN Population Fund said on Monday.

Yemen rebel missile kills Saudi soldier

A Saudi soldier was killed by a missile fired by rebels in Yemen that struck a military base near the border, the interior ministry said on Friday. 

Red Cross warns on mass hunger in Yemen, Somalia

There is a window of only three to four months to avert mass starvation in Yemen and Somalia, plagued by conflict and drought, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday in an appeal for funding.

Somalia wants Saudi probe of refugee boat attack

Somalia has called on the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to investigate an incident in which dozens of Somali refugees were shot dead on board a boat.