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    Stranded Indian Nationals in Yemen Seek Evacuation

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    60 Indian nationals stranded in Yemen seek help from the Indian government in evacuating them from the country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) A group of Indian nationals stranded in Yemen seek help from the Indian government in evacuating them from the conflict-torn country, NDTV reported Sunday.

    According to the channel, a group of 60 people stayed in an apartment in Yemen fearing to go outside amid the hostilities in the country.

    On Sunday, Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said in a post on her Twitter account that Indian authorities were doing everything to evacuate the country's nationals from Yemen. She said India had already received a permission to fly from the Yemeni capital of Sanaa for three hours daily which will be used for evacuation.

    According to the foreign minister, India was sending to Yemen a ship capable of carrying 1,500 people.

    On Saturday, Saudi Arabia evacuated 86 Arab and Western diplomats from Yemen, with the UN pulling its staff out of Sanaa as well. On the same day, Pakistan announced preparation to immediately evacuate its nationals.

    Yemen is engulfed in an armed conflict, with Houthi rebels fighting troops loyal to ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

    In an attempt to more effectively fight the Houthi militias, Hadi asked the Arab League on Wednesday for military aid. Following Hadi's request, Saudi Arabia and several other states launched airstrikes on Houthi positions in Sanaa.

    Yemen is also facing a threat posed by al-Qaeda militants making attempts to gain more prominence in the south of the country.

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