Latest Yemen News

Two attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels strike ships in the Red Sea

Jul. 16, 2024 00:50 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeted ships in the Red Sea on Monday as a new U.S. aircraft carrier approached the region to provide security for the key international trade route that has been under assault since the Israel-Hamas war erupted nine...

Yemen Houthi rebels fired an Iranian missile at Norwegian-flagged ship, debris analyzed by US shows

Jul. 11, 2024 20:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels likely fired an Iranian-made anti-ship cruise missile at a Norwegian-flagged tanker in the Red Sea in December, an assault that now provides a public, evidence-based link between the ongoing rebel campaign against shipping and Tehran, the...

A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targets a ship transiting the Bab el-Mandeb Strait

Jul. 11, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted a Liberian-flagged tanker in the narrow Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Wednesday, as authorities acknowledged the rebels launched their longest-range attack yet on a U.S.-flagged vessel near the Arabian Sea. ...

Yemen's Houthi rebels target a US-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden

Jul. 10, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels targeted United States-flagged container ship in the Gulf of Aden on Tuesday, officials said, the latest assault by the group on the crucial maritime trade route. The captain of the ship reported an explosion in close...

Yemen's Houthi rebels could free a rival political leader held incommunicado since 2015, UN says

Jul. 08, 2024 18:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels could free a political leader with ties to the internationally recognized government who has been detained for nearly a decade, under a preliminary prisoner swap deal announced by the United Nations on Monday. Mohamed Qahtan is the...

Hunger grips Yemen even more. The UN says more than half of households aren't eating enough

Jul. 01, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — More than half of households in Yemen are not eating enough due to poor economic conditions and a months-long pause in food assistance to millions of people in the rebel-held north, the United Nations food agency said Monday. The World Food Program update said...

5 missiles land near ship in the Red Sea in the latest attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Jun. 28, 2024 23:19 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A ship traveling through the Red Sea came under repeated missile fire Friday in an attack launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels, authorities said, the latest targeting the crucial maritime route. Five missiles landed near the vessel as it traveled...

UN Security Council demands Iran-backed Yemen rebels halt their attacks on ships in Mideast waters

Jun. 27, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a resolution demanding Yemen’s Houthi rebels halt all attacks on ships and urged that the disruption to maritime security in a critical Middle East waterway be urgently addressed. The resolution made no mention...

Ship attacked in Red Sea in latest maritime assault carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels

Jun. 27, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A ship traveling through the Red Sea on Thursday reported being hit in an attack carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, authorities said, the latest in the campaign targeting shipping over the Israel-Hamas war. The ship issued a radio call off the...

Suspected Houthi attack targets a ship in the Gulf of Aden, while Iraqi-claimed attack targets Eilat

Jun. 26, 2024 20:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A suspected missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels early Wednesday targeted a ship in the Gulf of Aden, while a separate drone attack claimed by Iraqi militants allied with the rebels targeted the southern Israeli port city of Eilat, authorities said. ...