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Aerial drone likely launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels hits ship in the Red Sea

Jun. 23, 2024 01:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An aerial drone likely launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck and damaged a vessel in the Red Sea on Sunday, officials said, the latest attack by the group targeting the vital maritime corridor. The attack comes as the U.S. has sent the USS...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target ship in the Gulf of Aden as the Eisenhower aircraft carrier heads home

Jun. 22, 2024 21:03 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a commercial ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden but apparently caused no damage, authorities said Saturday, in the latest strike on the shipping lane by the group. The Houthi attack comes after the...

Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels in fatal assault sinks in Red Sea in their second sinking

Jun. 19, 2024 22:23 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A bulk carrier sank days after an attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels, who are believed to have killed one mariner on board, authorities said early Wednesday. It was the second ship sunk in the rebels' campaign targeting Red Sea shipping. The sinking...

A US aircraft carrier and its crew have fought Houthi attacks for months. How long can it last?

Jun. 19, 2024 06:58 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The combat markings emblazoned on the F/A-18 fighter jet tell the story: 15 missiles and six drones, painted in black just below the cockpit windshield. As the jet sits on the deck of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft...

British military says bulk carrier Tutor sinks after attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels believed to have killed 1 on board

Jun. 18, 2024 20:41 PM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — British military says bulk carrier Tutor sinks after attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels believed to have killed 1 on board.

Fight for control of Yemen's banks between rebels, government threatens to further wreck economy

Jun. 16, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels and its internationally recognized government are locked in a fight for control of the country’s banks that experts warn is threatening to further wreck an economy already crippled by nearly a decade of war. The rivalry over the banks...

US military targets Houthi radar sites in Yemen after a merchant sailor goes missing

Jun. 16, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen’s Houthi rebels after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on caught fire in the latest Houthi strike on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor,...

US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Jun. 14, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The U.S. Navy prepared for decades to potentially fight the Soviet Union, then later Russia and China, on the world's waterways. But instead of a global power, the Navy finds itself locked in combat with a shadowy, Iran-backed rebel group based in...

A missile strike from Yemen's Houthi rebels sets a cargo ship on fire in Gulf of Aden

Jun. 13, 2024 23:01 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched two anti-ship cruise missiles and struck a commercial ship Thursday in the Gulf of Aden off Yemen, setting it on fire and severely wounding one civilian mariner, authorities said. The M/V Verbena was still ablaze and...

Leaders of UN and aid groups urge immediate release of 17 staffers being held by Yemen's rebels

Jun. 13, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of six U.N. agencies and three international humanitarian organizations issued a joint appeal Thursday to Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the immediate release of 17 members of their staff who were recently detained along with many others also being held by the...