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Polish man rescued after 7 months drifting in Indian Ocean

SAINT-DENIS DE LA REUNION: The French coast guard has rescued a Polish sailor in the Indian Ocean who says he spent seven months with only his cat for company in a broken-down boat. Investigators are seeking to piece together the itinerary of the 54-year-old who says he took to the sea in his makeshift vessel from the Comoros Islands off the coast of Mozambique in May with the aim of reaching South Africa. The journey of more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 miles) would have seen him travel south down the Mozambique…

Indian Ocean should play role for peace, not conflict: Sartaj Aziz

KARACHI: Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Saturday said that nuclearisation and militarisation of the Indian Ocean poses a grave threat to the regional peace and security. The advisor addressing the opening session of seventh international maritime conference said that it needs to be questioned whether the Indian Ocean in the upcoming years till 2030 will place a role of conflict and rivalry, or a role of peace and progress. “The Indian Ocean needs to have a mechanism for timely exchange of information,…

Almost 60 people missing after ship sinks off Yemen

ADEN: Nearly 60 people are missing after a ship sank off Yemen's Socotra island, its fisheries minister said on Wednesday, with state media reporting that only two people had been rescued. The boat went missing five days ago while heading from Yemen's southeastern port city of Mukalla towards Socotra with some 60 people on board, among them women and children, Fahd Kavieen said. Socotra lies in the Indian Ocean closer to the coast of Somalia than the Yemeni mainland. The government's sabanew.net reported that two…