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US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels

Jun. 14, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — The U.S. Navy prepared for decades to potentially fight the Soviet Union, then later Russia and China, on the world's waterways. But instead of a global power, the Navy finds itself locked in combat with a shadowy, Iran-backed rebel group based in...

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...

Leaders of UN and aid groups urge immediate release of 17 staffers being held by Yemen's rebels

Jun. 13, 2024 20:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The heads of six U.N. agencies and three international humanitarian organizations issued a joint appeal Thursday to Yemen’s Houthi rebels for the immediate release of 17 members of their staff who were recently detained along with many others also being held by the...

Yemen's Houthi rebels launch boat-borne bomb attack against Greek-owned ship in Red Sea

Jun. 13, 2024 00:13 AM EDT

ABOARD THE USS LABOON IN THE RED SEA (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a boat-borne bomb attack against a commercial ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday, authorities said, the latest escalation despite a U.S.-led campaign trying to protect the vital waterway. The use of a boat...

Yemen's Houthi claim to break up US-Israel spy network, days after arresting UN staffers

Jun. 10, 2024 17:22 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Monday they had arrested members of an “American-Israeli spy network” days after detaining at least 11 U.N. staffers along with others from aid organizations. Maj. Gen. Abdulhakim al-Khayewani, head of the Houthis’ intelligence...

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...

Yemen's Houthi rebels detain 11 UN staffers as well as aid workers in sudden crackdown

Jun. 07, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Eleven Yemeni employees of United Nations agencies have been detained by Yemen's Houthi rebels under unclear circumstances, authorities said Friday, as the rebels face increasing financial pressure and airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. Others working for aid...

9 UN staff in Yemen detained by Houthi rebels in apparent crackdown, officials say, as other aid workers are likely held

Jun. 07, 2024 05:09 AM EDT
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — 9 UN staff in Yemen detained by Houthi rebels in apparent crackdown, officials say, as other aid workers are likely held.

Yemen's Houthi rebels unveil solid-fuel 'Palestine' missile that resembles Iranian hypersonic

Jun. 06, 2024 23:04 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Yemen's Houthi rebels have unveiled a new, solid-fuel missile in their arsenal that resembles aspects of one earlier displayed by Iran that Tehran described as flying at hypersonic speeds. The rebels fired its new “Palestine” missile, complete...

Yemen’s Houthis sentence 44 to death on charges of collaboration with a Saudi-led coalition

Jun. 01, 2024 12:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — A court run by Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday sentenced 44 people to death, including a businessman working with aid groups, on spying charges, a defense lawyer said. The 44 were among 49 people who were detained by the Iran-backed rebels and accused of...