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

Jul. 16, 2024 22:14 PM 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'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 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...

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...

Missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels strike 2 ships in the Gulf of Aden, US military says

Jun. 09, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels struck two ships in the Gulf of Aden, authorities said Sunday, the latest assaults on shipping in the region. One anti-ship ballistic cruise missile hit the Antigua- and Barbuda-flagged cargo ship Norderney forward...

US and Britain strike Houthi rebel targets in Yemen after surge in shipping attacks

May. 31, 2024 03:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 13 Houthi targets in several locations in Yemen on Thursday in response to a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden over the Israel-Hamas war, three U.S. officials said. The Houthi rebels said...

Suspected pirate attack in the Gulf of Aden raises concerns about growing Somali piracy

May. 10, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A European naval force detained six suspected pirates on Friday after they opened fire on an oil tanker traveling through the Gulf of Aden, officials said, likely part of a growing number of piracy attacks emanating from Somalia. The attack on the Marshall...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim 2 attacks in Gulf of Aden as Iran official renews nuclear bomb threats

May. 09, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Thursday claimed responsibility for two missile attacks in the Gulf of Aden on two Panama-flagged container ships that caused no damage. Meanwhile, an adviser to Iran's supreme leader again threatened that Tehran could build a nuclear weapon if it chose...

Yemen's Houthi rebels claim downing US Reaper drone, release footage showing wreckage of aircraft

Apr. 28, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday claimed shooting down another of the U.S. military's MQ-9 Reaper drones, airing footage of parts that corresponded to known pieces of the unmanned aircraft. The Houthis said they shot down the Reaper with a surface-to-air missile,...

Ship comes under attack off coast of Yemen as Houthi rebel campaign appears to gain new speed

Apr. 25, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A ship traveling in the Gulf of Aden came under attack Thursday, officials said, the latest assault carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels over Israel's ongoing war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The attack comes after the U.S. military said early Thursday an allied...