Hoping that carrots rather than sticks do the trick, Japan has rewarded North Korea for its decision to reinvestigate the decades-old kidnappings of Japanese nationals by easing a slew of …Read More
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In a dramatic reversal of fortunes, 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in strife-torn Iraq only a day ago have returned to their home in Kochi in the southern Indian state …Read More
In a triumph of hope over despair, the long ordeal of the 46 nurses stranded in the violence-torn Iraq has finally ended, with the nurses expected to return home. “I can confirm to you that nurses were freed,” Syed Akbaruddin, spokesperson of India’s external affairs ministry, told reporters in Delhi July 4.
The release of Indian nurses has brought a sigh of relief to India’s foreign office and government agencies which have been working tirelessly to release all the 85 nationals trapped in the conflict zone in Iraq. “There are no hopeless situations. Ultimately, hope has triumphed,” said the spokesperson, who looked visibly relieved, and exhorted the media to have faith and patience as the Indian government rescues all Indians from the war-torn Iraq, which has rapidly descended into a spiral of violence and anarchy.
In a glimmer of hope amid deepening gloom in Iraq, all the 46 Indian nurses held hostage by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a Sunni militant group ravaging the Gulf state, have been released.
According to reports, they have been handed over to Indian officials at the Erbil checkpoint in Kurdistan from where a special Air India aircraft will bring the standard nurses back home to Kochi. A state official from Kerala and another from the centre are expected to accompany the aircraft.
Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy confirmed the news of the release, adding they were all safe. “We are happy to solve a humanitarian issue. The poor nurse had gone to Iraq to earn a livelihood and they wanted to come back.”Read More
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The Indian government has intensified its global outreach in an effort to secure the lives of 85 Indian which are in captivity in Iraq. External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has called …Read More
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In an important move, the Indian government is planning to revive the policy of training and arming population in border areas. Imparting military training to people living along the India-China …Read More