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Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has a lung infection and will take antibiotics, doctors say

May. 19, 2024 21:31 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's 88-year-old King Salman has been diagnosed with a lung infection and will undergo treatment with antibiotics after falling ill with a fever and joint pain, state media reported early Monday. King Salman underwent medical...

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch a missile that strikes an oil tanker in the Red Sea, US military says

May. 18, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels hit an oil tanker in the Red Sea with a ballistic missile early Saturday, damaging the Panama-flagged, Greek-owned vessel in their latest assault over the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, officials said. Though the...

Yemen's Houthi rebels acknowledge attacking a US destroyer that shot down missile in the Red Sea

May. 15, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Wednesday claimed targeting a U.S. Navy destroyer and a commercial ship in the Red Sea. However, the attack on the warship apparently happened nearly two days earlier and saw the vessel intercept the missile targeting it. ...

Ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels damage Panama-flagged oil tanker in Red Sea

Apr. 27, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Ballistic missiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels caused “minor damage” to a Panama-flagged oil tanker traveling through the Red Sea on Friday, authorities said. The attack follows an uptick in assaults launched by the Houthis in recent days after a relative...

EU Red Sea navy mission commander hopes for more ships to repel Houthi attacks

Apr. 08, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The commander of a European Union naval mission in the Red Sea wants to significantly increase its size to better defend against possible attacks by Houthi rebels based in Yemen, as just four warships are patrolling an area twice the size of the 27-nation bloc. The...

Houthis may be running low on their weapons stocks as attacks on ships slow, US commander says

Apr. 03, 2024 14:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Houthi rebels in Yemen may be running through their supplies of drone swarms and anti-ship ballistic missiles as the pace of their attacks has slowed a bit, the top U.S. Air Force commander for the Middle East said Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Alexus Grynkewich, who heads...

US military says it destroyed Houthi drones over the Red Sea and in Yemen

Mar. 31, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military said Sunday its forces destroyed one unmanned aerial vehicle in a Houthi rebel-held area of war-ravaged Yemen and another over a crucial shipping route in the Red Sea. It was the latest development in months of tension between the Iran-backed rebels and the U.S. ...

Egypt increases fuel prices following depreciation of local currency

Mar. 22, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian government raised fuel prices on Friday in a move that is bound to exacerbate inflationary pressures on an already-struggling population. The new prices were announced on the Cabinet’s Facebook page and came into effect Friday morning. The price of...

Yemen's Houthis reported to have a hypersonic missile, possibly raising stakes in Red Sea crisis

Mar. 14, 2024 23:46 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels claim to have a new, hypersonic missile in their arsenal, Russia's state media reported Thursday, potentially raising the stakes in their attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and surrounding waterways against the backdrop of Israel's war with...

UN envoy warns Gaza war and Red Sea attacks by Houthi rebels risk propelling Yemen back into war

Mar. 14, 2024 19:42 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The longer the war in Gaza goes on and Yemen’s Houthi rebels keep attacking ships in the Red Sea the greater the risk that Yemen could be propelled back into war, the U.N. special envoy for the poorest Arab nation warned Thursday. Hans Grundberg told the...