Latest Yemen News

An attack on a cargo ship in the Red Sea has caused a miles-long oil slick. Things could get worse

Feb. 24, 2024 06:34 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An attack by Yemeni Houthi rebels on a Belize-flagged ship earlier this month caused an 18-mile (29-kilometer) oil slick, the U.S. military said Saturday. It also warned of the danger of a spill from the vessel's cargo of fertilizer. The Rubymar, a British-registered,...

Houthi rebel attack sets cargo ship ablaze, forces Israel to intercept another attack near Eilat

Feb. 22, 2024 17:33 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched attacks Thursday on both Israel and a ship traveling through the Gulf of Aden, setting the vessel ablaze and again demonstrating their ability to launch assaults despite facing U.S.-led airstrikes targeting their forces. ...

4 charged in connection with the deaths of Navy SEALs trying to board a ship carrying Iranian-made weapons to Yemen

Feb. 22, 2024 17:18 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — 4 charged in connection with the deaths of Navy SEALs trying to board a ship carrying Iranian-made weapons to Yemen.

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...

Russia and China clash with US and UK over attacks on Yemen rebels for strikes on Red Sea ships

Feb. 14, 2024 20:32 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia and China on Wednesday accused the United States and Britain of illegally attacking military sites used by Yemen’s Houthi rebels to launch missiles at commercial vessels in the Red Sea, disrupting global shipping. U.S. deputy ambassador Robert Wood...

Yemen's Houthi rebels fire missiles at ship bound for Iran, their main supporter

Feb. 12, 2024 21:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired two missiles at a ship carrying corn bound for a port in Iran on Monday, causing minor damage but no injuries to its crew, authorities said. The attack on the Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-operated bulk carrier...

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...