A Shia Houthi leader said the group has arrested Defence Minister Major Gen. Mahmoud al-Subaihi in Lahj province.
Hadi fled to Aden, the country's second biggest city, in late February after weeks of house arrest by the Houthi group in capital Sanaa, and stepped up confrontations with the group who took over control of the capital in September 2014. According to the website of the Indian embassy in Yemen, only about 3,000 Indian nationals are registered with it -- way down from an estimated 5,000 in 2011 and around 14,000 in 2010. Political instability and violence in the country in recent years have obviously impacted the Indian diaspora.
Most of the Indians living in Yemen are paramedical and hospital staff, university professors, IT and other professionals, white collar workers, managerial and clerical staff in private sector, including oil companies, and skilled and semi-skilled workers.
A vast majority of them hail from Kerala but a few also come from other states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal