Yemen is the center of what the UN has termed “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world. After Iran-backed Houthi rebels captured capital Sana'a in 2015, President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and his ministers fled to Saudi Arabia.
The experts painted grim picture of a "deeply fractured" country sliding toward "humanitarian and economic catastrophe" with no sign of victory by either side in a conflict that many view as a proxy war between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran.
More than 10,000 people have been killed in war, which began in March 2015 when Houthis advanced on President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's interim headquarters in southern port city of Aden, forcing him to flee the country and seek Saudi military help.
Occasional ballistic missile attacks, as well as more frequent short-range rocket fire over the southern border, have in the past been conducted after coalition air strikes against the rebels in Yemen.
The Saudi coalition has since 2015 waged a blistering air campaign against the Houthis and their allies, while enforcing an air and sea blockade of Yemen, where the rebels seized the capital, Sanaa, in 2014.
Lauding the evacuation operations conducted by Indian agencies in strife-torn Yemen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said he had received a lot of praise during his recent foreign visits for the rescue efforts which helped save people from 48 countries. “Wherever I went abroad recently, I received a lot of praise for one thing — […]