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Kerala nurse on death penalty in Yemen recounts horrid tale

26 Aug 2020

Kerala nurse on death penalty in Yemen recounts horrid tale

Last week, Nimisha Priya made headlines after she was handed the death sentence for killing her "husband," a Yemeni national, and chopping his body into pieces.

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

11 Oct 2019

Iranian oil-tanker hit by missiles near Saudi, catches fire: Report

On Friday, Iran-owned Sinopa oil tanker caught fire off Saudi Arabia's coast after being hit by two missiles, the country's media reported. The attack caused an oil spill into the Red Sea.

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

20 Sep 2019

Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

15 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia's oil production hit after Houthi drone-strikes

Global oil supplies are likely to take a major hit following drone attacks on two oil facilities of the state-owned company Aramco in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

14 Sep 2019

Drones hit Saudi Arabia's oil facilities, major fire follows

Saudi Arabia, the largest exporter of oil, woke up to an unprecedented attack on Saturday.

US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

07 Jan 2019

US confirms death of militant involved in USS Cole bombing

A US military spokesman confirmed that an American airstrike killed an al-Qaeda operative accused of involvement in an attack, nearly two decades ago, on the USS Cole that killed 17 sailors.

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

02 Jan 2019

Netflix pulls down 'Patriot Act' episode criticizing MbS, draws ire

American streaming giant Netflix has pulled down an episode of Patriot Act, hosted by stand-up comedian Hasan Minhaj, for viewers in Saudi Arabia as it criticized crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS).

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

17 Dec 2018

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as 'interference'

Saudi Arabia today slammed as "interference" US Senate resolutions over its war in Yemen and critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder, warning that the move could have repercussions on its strategic ties with Washington.

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

02 Dec 2018

Yemen on brink of 'major catastrophe': UN aid chief Lowcock

UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned yesterday that Yemen was "on the brink of a major catastrophe," as the world body pushes for peace talks in the impoverished and war-wracked country.

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

13 Nov 2018

British Foreign Minister in Saudi for talks on Khashoggi, Yemen

British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, held talks yesterday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Riyadh-based media said, during a visit to press the kingdom over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and the escalating Yemen war.

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war

11 Nov 2018

US welcomes Saudi's 'decision' to independently refuel planes in Yemen-war

The US has welcomed Saudi Arabia's "decision" to cease taking American support and instead use its own military capabilities for refueling aircraft from the Riyadh-led coalition engaged in the Yemen War.

110 Houthi rebels, 22 loyalists killed in Yemen's Hodeida

10 Nov 2018

110 Houthi rebels, 22 loyalists killed in Yemen's Hodeida

A total of 110 Houthi rebels, the insurgency of which started in June 2004, have been killed in 24 hours of clashes in Hodeida, western Yemen, along with 22 pro-government troops fighting to retake the port city, medical sources said yesterday.

Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

18 Aug 2018

Bomb that killed 40 Yemeni children supplied by US: Report

The bomb that killed 40 children and 11 others in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in Yemen was sold by the US under a State Department deal with Saudi Arabia.

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

14 Aug 2018

New toll shows 40 children killed in Yemen bus attack

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on Thursday, the Red Cross said today.

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

11 Aug 2018

UN calls for transparent, credible investigation into Yemen bus attack

The UN Security Council yesterday called for a credible and transparent investigation into the death of at least 29 children in a Saudi-led coalition attack on a bus in Yemen on Thursday.

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

27 Jun 2018

'Wow,' says Trump after Supreme Court upholds travel ban

After months of legal battles, as the US Supreme Court (SC) upheld Donald Trump's travel ban yesterday, the President hailed the verdict on Twitter with a simple 'wow.'

Saudi Arabia intercepts rebel-fired ballistic missiles from Yemen

20 Dec 2017

Saudi Arabia intercepts rebel-fired ballistic missiles from Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition forces fighting the Houthi rebels in Yemen have reportedly intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the latter above Saudi Arabia's capital city, Riyadh.

UN official: War-torn Yemen might face world's biggest famine

09 Nov 2017

UN official: War-torn Yemen might face world's biggest famine

The war in Yemen has left the country in tatters and has rendered life a living hell for common citizens.

Saudi Prince killed in chopper crash

06 Nov 2017

Saudi Prince killed in chopper crash

A Saudi prince has been killed in a helicopter crash near its southern border with Yemen.

Hurun India Rich List: Patanjali's Balkrishna ranked 8th richest person

26 Sep 2017

Hurun India Rich List: Patanjali's Balkrishna ranked 8th richest person

Patanjali Ayurved's Acharya Balkrishna made a surprise entry into the "top 10" of the Hurun India Rich List 2017.

Yemen facing the world's worst cholera outbreak: UNICEF, WHO

26 Jun 2017

Yemen facing the world's worst cholera outbreak: UNICEF, WHO

Adding to Yemen's woes, more than 200,000 people are now suffering from cholera, with 1300 already having lost their lives.

As fighting continues, Yemen faces 'total collapse', UN warns

31 May 2017

As fighting continues, Yemen faces 'total collapse', UN warns

The UN has warned that Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse."

UN warns of famine in Yemen in 2017

28 Jan 2017

UN warns of famine in Yemen in 2017

The UN has warned that Yemen could face a famine in 2017 if humanitarian aid is not delivered to people in the war torn country.

UN's call for ceasefire falls on deaf ears in Yemen

24 Oct 2016

UN's call for ceasefire falls on deaf ears in Yemen

Pro-government Arab coalition on Sunday, went a step further with air strikes in Iran-backed rebels in Yemen.

US Navy ship escapes attack by Yemeni rebels

10 Oct 2016

US Navy ship escapes attack by Yemeni rebels

A US Navy-ship came under attack from Yemen's coastal areas controlled by Houthi rebels.

Air strike in Yemen kills more than 140 people

09 Oct 2016

Air strike in Yemen kills more than 140 people

Air Strikes carried out by Saudi-led coalition on a funeral hall in Yemen's capital city of Sanaa killed over 140 people, leaving more than 525 people injured.