News brief: Big stories of the day

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 31, 2019, 06.59 PM(IST)

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha Photograph:( ANI )

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Saudi-led forces, Israel among states rapped by United Nations for killing children

The UN report said the Houthis killed and injured 398 children and Yemeni government forces were responsible for 58 child casualties.

India takes up killing of Indian civilian in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Rahme Begum, resident of Dassi Baktoor, died after shelling by Pakistani army in Gurez sector of North Kashmir.

Iran to cut nuke deal commitments if Europe doesn't protect from US sanctions

Iran has said it will reduce its commitment to the nuclear accord in stages and may even withdraw from the pact unless the Europeans find ways to shield its economy from the US sanctions.

Pepsi and Coca Cola sever ties with Plastics Industry Association 

According to American media reports, both the companies are trying to ensure that their packaging is recyclable. 

Foreign minister S Jaishankar likely to meet Mike Pompeo in Bangkok

Jaishankar-Pompeo pull aside will be the first high-level engagement between US and India since President Donald Trump's remarks on Kashmir.