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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 14, 2018, 08.58 AM (IST)

Arab states launch biggest assault of Yemen war with attack on country's main port

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the Yemen war, aiming to bring the ruling Houthi movement to its knees at the risk of worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.

Nirav Modi reported to have fled London for Brussels

Absconding diamantaire and PNB fraud accused Nirav Modi is reported to have fled London for Brussels. 

Karti Chidambaram's firms received Rs 1.16-crore bribe in Aircel-Maxis deal: ED

Former Union minister P Chidambaram's son Karti controlled two firms which allegedly received Rs. 1.16 crore as bribe money in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said in its charge sheet filed before a Delhi court.

120 countries at United Nations condemn Israel over Gaza violence

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.

Argentine Congress prepares for historic abortion vote

Lawmakers in conservative Argentina prepared to vote Wednesday on a decisive bill to legalize abortion which if passed, would make it the most populous Latin American country to do so.