Latest Red Sea News

South Korea says seized vessels released by Yemen’s rebels

Nov. 20, 2019 9:44 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-backed rebels fighting in Yemen released three foreign vessels on Wednesday that they seized south of the Red Sea, freeing 16 crew members, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry said. The vessels — two belonging to South Korea and one to Saudi Arabia — had been captured by...

Aid group reopens hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

Nov. 19, 2019 8:18 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An international medical relief agency says it has reopened a hospital it runs in western Yemen two weeks after an attack damaged the facility. Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, announced resuming work at its hospital in the Red Sea city of Mocha on Tuesday. The Houthi rebels launched a drone...

Saudi-led coalition says Yemeni rebels hijacked vessel

Nov. 18, 2019 3:03 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Iran-aligned rebels have hijacked a vessel south of the Red Sea, the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Monday. Saudi Arabia’s state-run news agency quoted coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki as saying that Houthi rebels seized the vessel while it was towing a South...

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

Nov. 15, 2019 4:47 PM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with its worst flood in over 50 years, caused by a nearly 1.9 meter (6-foot) tide that sent waist-high water flowing...

UAE says soldier killed in Saudi Arabia near Yemen border

Nov. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Wednesday that one of its soldiers was killed in an area of Saudi Arabia on the border with Yemen. The UAE’s state-run WAM news agency reported the corporal was killed in the Najran region, which is on the Saudi-Yemen border, but did not specify how...

Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

Nov. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said. Wadah Dobish, a spokesman...

Migrants endure rape and torture on route through Yemen

Nov. 2, 2019 2:25 AM EDT

RAS AL-ARA, Yemen (AP) — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the hands of fellow migrants. Hundreds of men, women and teenagers clambered out of a boat and through the surf, emerging, exhausted, on the shores of Yemen. The 20-year-old Ethiopian saw men armed with automatic...

Migrants endure rape and torture on route through Yemen

Oct. 30, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RAS AL-ARA, Yemen (AP) — Zahra struggled in the blue waters of the Gulf of Aden, grasping for the hands of fellow migrants. Hundreds of men, women and teenagers clambered out of a boat and through the surf, emerging, exhausted, on the shores of Yemen. The 20-year-old Ethiopian saw men armed with automatic...

Swarm of sea urchins wreaks destruction on US West Coast

Oct. 24, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Tens of millions of voracious purple sea urchins that have already chomped their way through towering underwater kelp forests in California are spreading north to Oregon, sending the delicate marine ecosystem off the shore into such disarray that other critical species are starving to...

Images show damage after mysterious Iran oil tanker attack

Oct. 14, 2019 5:33 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — New images have emerged of an Iranian oil tanker that Tehran says came under missile attack off Saudi Arabia's coast in the Red Sea. Video broadcast by the Saudi-owned satellite news channel Al Arabiya show what appears to be an oil slick behind the Sabiti. Meanwhile,...