World

UN evacuates Staff from War-Torn Yemen, Indians to be Brought Back Soon

Sanaa, March 28: The United Nations evacuated its staff from the Yemeni capital after the situation worsened due to airstrikes launched by Saudi Arabia against the rebel forces in Yemen.

More than 100 staff were evacuated and they will be relocated to several countries.

Saudi Arab began military operations to protect the Yemeni government whose President is hiding from the Houthi forces.

Meanwhile, India has decided to evacuate its citizens from Yemen after the war was declared by Saudi Arabia. More than 3000 Indians in Yemen will be heading for the country. However, it is a challenging task for Indian foreign minister as there is no airstrip available in Yemen for landing.

A high level meeting between the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) officials, the defence and other agencies the on Saturday suggested transporting the Indians in Yemen to Djibouti via the Gulf of Aden. From there, they will be brought to Mumbai by flight. 

B'desh: Nearly 600 women raped in last six months

Dhaka : At least 592 incidents of rapes were reported in Bangladesh in last six months, revealed a report of the Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP).In a...

Avenfield verdict: Islamabad HC to hear Sharif family's pleas

Islamabad : The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday was expected to take up the appeals filed by former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter...

US considering direct talks with Taliban

Washington DC : The United States is considering to join the direct talks with Taliban, in an attempt to end the 17 year long war in Afghanistan.The p...

Peru declares 60-day state of emergency

Lima : Peru declared a 60-day state of emergency on its Colombian border to ensure security from the menace of drug trafficking in a region.As per a r...