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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. ...

Houthi rebels' attack severely damages a Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to the Red Sea

Feb. 19, 2024 21:37 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that damaged a Belize-flagged ship traveling through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait that connects the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden has forced the crew to abandon the vessel, authorities said Monday. Another ship reportedly...

Missile fire targets ship off Yemen in the Red Sea, likely fired by Houthi rebels

Feb. 16, 2024 10:48 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Missile fire apparently targeted a ship Friday off Yemen in the Red Sea, the latest attack suspected to have been carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels amid Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The vessel's captain reported an explosion nearby...

On the USS Eisenhower, 4 months of combat at sea facing Houthi missiles and a new sea threat

Feb. 15, 2024 13:04 PM EST

ABOARD THE USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (AP) — Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower and its accompanying warships have spent four months straight at sea defending against ballistic missiles and flying attack drones fired by Iranian-backed Houthis, and are now more regularly...

AP Month in Pictures: Middle East

Feb. 09, 2024 00:51 AM EST

January 2024 The war in the Gaza Strip entered its fourth month as the exchange of fire continued between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel, while Israel expanded the campaign to Beirut with a high-profile killing of a top-ranking Hamas commander. Yemen’s Houthis...

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...

German military frigate heads toward the Red Sea for a planned EU mission to protect ships

Feb. 08, 2024 18:53 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German Navy frigate set sail on Thursday toward the Red Sea, where Berlin plans to have it take part in a European Union mission to help defend cargo ships from attacks by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels that are hampering trade. The Hessen set off from the...

What to know about the US strikes in Iraq and Syria and its attacks with the UK in Yemen

Feb. 04, 2024 07:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — British forces on Saturday joined their American allies in new attacks against militia in Yemen. The U.S. military earlier launched strikes on dozens of sites manned by Iran-backed fighters in western Iraq and eastern Syria in retaliation for a drone strike in Jordan in late January...

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...

A ship carrying thousands of livestock returns to Australia after month-long ordeal

Feb. 02, 2024 03:08 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A ship carrying thousands of livestock that has been stranded at sea for almost a month has finally docked in Australia, where welfare concerns mean some of the animals are expected to be offloaded. About 16,500 sheep and cattle have been stowed on the MV...