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Global economy is weighed down by war, uncertainty and instability, trade chief warns

Feb. 26, 2024 09:37 AM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the World Trade Organization warned on Monday that war, uncertainty and instability are weighing down the global economy and urged the bloc to embrace reform as elections across nearly half the world's population could bring new challenges. ...

US and British strikes on Houthi sites in Yemen answer militants’ surge in Red Sea attacks on ships

Feb. 25, 2024 12:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to U.S....

4 charged in transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons. 2 SEALs died in intercepting the ship

Feb. 22, 2024 21:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four foreign nationals were arrested and charged Thursday with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons on a vessel intercepted by U.S. naval forces in the Arabian Sea last month. Two Navy SEALs died during the mission. The criminal complaint unsealed...

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. ...

Federal Reserve minutes: Officials worried that progress on inflation could stall in coming months

Feb. 21, 2024 14:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials acknowledged at their most recent meeting in January that there had been “significant progress” in reducing U.S. inflation. But some of the policymakers expressed concern that strong growth in spending and hiring could disrupt that progress. ...

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...

AP Month in Pictures: Middle East

Feb. 09, 2024 00:51 AM EST

January 2024 The war in the Gaza Strip entered its fourth month as the exchange of fire continued between Hezbollah in Lebanon and Israel, while Israel expanded the campaign to Beirut with a high-profile killing of a top-ranking Hamas commander. Yemen’s Houthis...