Latest Houthis News

Missile splashes into the Red Sea, causing no damage in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

May. 23, 2024 03:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea on Thursday, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said. The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack,...

Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim they shot down another US drone

May. 21, 2024 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed on Tuesday that they shot down an American drone over the country on the Arabian Peninsula. The U.S. military acknowledged reports about the downing but didn't comment. If confirmed, it would be the second MQ-9 Reaper...

Independent UN experts urge Yemen’s Houthis to free detained Baha'i followers

May. 20, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Human rights experts working for the United Nations on Monday urged Yemen’s Houthi rebels to release five people from the country’s Baha'i religious minority who have been in detention for a year. The five are among 17 Baha’i followers detained last May when the...

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 claim shooting down another US MQ-9 Reaper drone as footage shows wreckage

May. 18, 2024 02:51 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels on Friday claimed to have shot down an American drone, hours after footage circulated online of what appeared to be the wreckage of an MQ-9 Reaper drone. Early Saturday, a vessel also came under attack in the Red Sea. The two...

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. ...

US calls on Iran to halt unprecedented weapons transfers to Yemen's Houthis for attacks on ships

May. 14, 2024 02:29 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States called on Iran on Monday to halt its transfer of an “unprecedented” amount of weaponry to Yemen’s Houthi rebels, enabling their fighters to carry out “reckless attacks” on ships in the Red Sea and elsewhere. U.S. deputy ambassador...

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...

Portuguese-flagged ship is hit far in Arabian Sea, raising concerns over Houthi rebel capabilities

May. 01, 2024 01:09 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese-flagged container ship came under attack by a drone in the far reaches of the Arabian Sea, corresponding with a claim by Yemen's Houthi rebels that they assaulted the ship there, authorities said Tuesday. The attack on the MSC Orion, occurring some...

Missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels damages a ship in the Red Sea

Apr. 30, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels damaged a ship in the Red Sea on Monday, authorities said, the latest assault in their campaign against shipping in the crucial maritime route. The attack happened off the coast of Mokha, Yemen, the British military's...