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Rocket fire reported off Yemen in Red Sea in a new suspected attack by Houthi rebels

Feb. 28, 2024 02:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A rocket exploded late Tuesday night off the side of a ship traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, authorities said, the latest suspected attack to be carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels. The attack comes as the Houthis continue a...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S....

Attacks on ships and US drones show Yemen's Houthis can still fight despite US-led airstrikes

Feb. 20, 2024 20:24 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Despite a month of U.S.-led airstrikes, Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels remain capable of launching significant attacks. This week, they seriously damaged a ship in a crucial strait and downed an American drone worth tens of millions of dollars. ...

Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

Feb. 14, 2024 20:32 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood...

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter

Feb. 12, 2024 21:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a ship carrying corn bound for a port in Iran on Monday, causing minor damage but no injuries to its crew, authorities said. The attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-operated bulk carrier...

An Israeli drone strike in Lebanon kills 2 in one of the deepest hits inside the country in weeks

Feb. 10, 2024 15:57 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — An Israeli drone struck a car near Lebanon’s southern port city of Sidon on Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding two others, security officials said. The strike came as tensions across the Middle East grow with the Israel-Hamas war, a drone attack last...

US conducts new airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Houthi rebels

Feb. 08, 2024 22:25 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes targeting Yemen’s Houthi rebels, officials said Friday. American forces destroyed four explosive-loaded drone boats and seven mobile anti-ship cruise missile launchers Thursday that could target vessels...

Yemen’s presidential council sacks the prime minister

Feb. 06, 2024 01:57 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally recognized presidential council sacked the prime minister Monday in an unexpected move that comes at a time when a U.S.-led coalition has been striking targets of the government’s rivals, the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels. A decree...

US, Britain strike Yemen's Houthis in a new wave, retaliating for attacks by Iran-backed militants

Feb. 04, 2024 04:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Britain struck 36 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday in a second wave of assaults meant to further disable Iran-backed groups that have relentlessly attacked American and international interests in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. But Washington once more...

Half of US adults say Israel has gone too far in war in Gaza, AP-NORC poll shows

Feb. 02, 2024 01:42 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Half of U.S. adults say Israel's 15-week-old military campaign in Gaza has “gone too far,” a finding driven mainly by growing disapproval among Republicans and political independents, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. ...