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16 September, 2017 11:14 AM Church thanks Sushma Swaraj for Father Tom Uzhannalil​'s rescue

New Delhi: The Catholic Bishops` Conference of India has lauded the role of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in securing the release of Father Tom Uzhannalil, the Kerala priest abducted by the Islamic State in Yemen in March 2016. The priest was released on September 12 and the Minister tweeted on Saturday a letter written to her by the CBCI Secretary 50

12 September, 2017 11:11 PM Vatican played key role in Father Tom Uzhunnalil's release

Father Tom Uzhunalil's rescue news has brought joy and relief to his relatives and colleagues back in Kerala. Father Uzhunnalil, a native of Ramapuram village in Kottayam, Kerala was abducted allegedly by ISIS terrorists on March 4, 2016 from Yemen. Tom, who was engaged in missionary activities in Yemen since 2010, in fact returned after a brief vacation 213

12 September, 2017 10:25 AM Indian priest abducted by ISIS in Yemen rescued: Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted allegedly by ISIS militants in Yemen last year, has been rescued, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday. The release of the Indian Christian priest was reportedly secured by Oman, AFP news agency said. Referring to the priest, a report by Oman Observer said: He has been transferred 74

14 August, 2017 11:08 AM Yemeni man executed for rape, murder of 4-year-old

A policeman shot him dead through the back with five bullets aiming for the heart, before his body was strung up on the end of a crane.   Sanaa: Yemenis gathered Monday in the rebel-held capital to witness the putting to death of a man convicted of raping and killing a child, in the second such public execution in weeks. Hussein al-Saket, 22, was found 36

10 August, 2017 1:54 PM Five dead, 50 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

Dubai: At least five migrants drowned and 50 went missing Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Africans off a boat bound for Yemen, a day after a similar incident left 50 dead, the International Organization for Migration said. Twenty-five people were being treated for injuries on a Yemeni beach on the Red Sea, said the UN migration agency, which could 40

10 August, 2017 12:48 PM 5 dead, 50 missing as smugglers throw 180 migrants into Yemen sea

25 people were being treated for injuries on a Yemeni beach on the Red Sea, said the UN migration agency, which could not immediately confirm the nationalities of the casualties. On Wednesday, a similar incident had left at least 50 dead and 22 missing. DUBAI: At least five migrants drowned and 50 went missing on Thursday when smugglers forced 180 Africans 89

4 August, 2017 3:16 PM Twelve including four children killed in airstrikes in Yemen's Houthi

Sanaa: An official news agency controlled by Yemen's Houthi rebels says 12 civilians have been killed in two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition in a northern province. The SABA news agency reports that warplanes bombed a house in the town of al-Safra in Saada province today, killing nine residents including four children. A second airstrike bombed 37

3 August, 2017 11:21 AM Parliament session live updates: External Minister Sushma Swaraj speaks on Doklam Standoff at Rajya Sabha

Parliament Monsoon session live updates: Congress will seek to corner the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha over an array of issues, including I-T raids at several locations and properties linked to Karnataka Energy Minister D K Shivakumar in connection with a tax evasion case. Around Rs 10 crore cash was recovered during the raids 25

20 July, 2017 4:44 AM Number of terrorist attacks globally dropped in 2016: US government

The number of terrorist attacks worldwide and deaths from such attacks dropped in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by decreases in Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan and Yemen, the US State Department said on Wednesday. The total number of terrorist attacks in 2016 dropped 9 percent compared to 2015, while fatalities caused by the attacks 26

20 July, 2017 1:55 AM Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

On Tuesday June 20 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca. There, according to a source close to MbN, as he is known, the king ordered him to step aside in favour 64