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Operation Samudra Sedu culminated

On July 8, 2020, Indian Navy culminated Operation Samudra Sedu after bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland. The operation was launched on May 5, 2020. Highlights The operation lasted over 55 days. The Indian Naval Ships such as INS Jalashwa, INS Shardul, INS Airavat and INS Magar participated in the operation. The ships ..

Old City of Sana’a

The UNESCO expressed concern about the extensive damage caused by the recent heavy rains in the Old City of Sana’a in Yemen. About the Situation The Old City of Sana’a was recently ravaged by heavy rains and flash floods. This is in addition to the ongoing conflict in the region, the lack of resources plaguing ..

Lieutenant-General Abhijit Guha to lead UN mission in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha as the head of the UN observer mission in Yemen’s port city of Hodeidah. UN Mission at Hodeidah Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support ..

Abhijit Guha appointed to lead United Nations’ Mission in war-hit Yemen

Lieutenant General (retired) Abhijit Guha has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA). He has been tasked with leading the UN oversight of a ceasefire agreement between Yemen’s government and the Iran-backed Houthi ..

Civil war in Yemen

The nation of Yemen which is located on the lower South East Corner of Saudi Arabia has been embroiled in a massive civil war for over 5 years now.? What has happened? In what began as the ouster of a democratically elected President by a group of religious adherents and the supporters of the former ..

Global Peace Index 2019

Global Peace Index 2019 by the Australian think tank Institute for Economics & Peace ranks countries on their level of peacefulness based on three thematic domains: Level of societal safety and security. Extent of ongoing domestic and international conflict. Degree of militarisation. Findings of the Index Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world ..

Yemen: President Hadi attends rare parliamentary session

President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who heads the internationally recognised government of Yemen has paid a rare visit to the country and also took part in a parliamentary session. Hadi has been living in Saudi Arabia ever since the rebel group of Houthis had seized control of the capital Sanaa. He was able to attend the ..

United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Red Cross have signs pact to support humanitarian efforts in Yemen, Myanmar, DRC

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to support the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Myanmar and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in addition to support ICRC’s budget, totaling $11 million. Under the agreement, the UAE will provide the ICRC with $6 ..