US says Yemen’s Houthis targeted bulk carrier bound for port of Aden News

CAIRO: Yemen’s Houthis on Feb. 19 fired two anti-ship ballistic missiles at M/V Sea Champion, a Greek-flagged, US-owned bulk carrier bound for Yemen’s port of Aden, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Wednesday. One of the missiles detonated near the ship, which is linked to humanitarian aid, causing minor damage, CENTCOM said in a … Read more

Houthis suspected in attack that damaged a Belize-flagged ship in Bab el-Mandeb Strait News

BAGHDAD: A visit by the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force to Baghdad has led to a pause in attacks on US troops by Iran-aligned groups in Iraq, multiple Iranian and Iraqi sources told Reuters, saying it was a sign Tehran wants to prevent a broader conflict. Esmail Qaani met representatives of several of the … Read more

Houthis fire two missiles at ship in Bab Al-Mandeb early Tuesday: US military News

RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthi rebels have fired two missiles at a ship in the Bab Al-Mandeb strait, the US military said early on Tuesday. The MV Star Iris, a Greek-owned, Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel transiting the Red Sea carrying corn from Brazil, suffered minor damage but the crew were not hurt, according to US Central Command.

US launches new barrage of strikes on Yemen’s Houthis News

AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Thursday that its forces had launched strikes on Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen, targeting anti-ship missiles ready for launch, as Yemen’s militia leader pledged to continue Red Sea attacks. In a post on X, CENTCOM said that on Wednesday night, its forces struck two Houthi mobile anti-ship cruise missiles … Read more

Houthis vow response after US, UK strike dozens of Yemen targets News

NAHAL OZ, Israel: Israeli forces in Gaza have systematically destroyed buildings in an attempt to create a buffer zone inside the Palestinian territory, experts and rights groups told AFP, raising fears over the civilian cost.The plan, not publicly confirmed by Israel, appears to entail taking a significant chunk of territory out of the already tiny … Read more

US, Britain wage strikes against Iran-linked Houthis in Yemen News

WASHINGTON: The United States launched a series of strikes against targets in Yemen on Saturday, three US officials told Reuters, in what appeared to be a second day of major operations against Iran-linked targets following a deadly attack on American troops last weekend. The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not provide further … Read more

US shoots down missile fired by Houthis toward Red Sea, Pentagon says News

How to strike back after deadly drone attack? US has many options, but must weigh consequence WASHINGTON: President Joe Biden has made it clear the US will strike back after a deadly drone attack killed three service members and wounded more than 40 at a small base in Jordan over the weekend. What isn’t yet … Read more

Houthis accuse US, UK of targeting Ras Isa oil terminal in Hodeidah News

JERUSALEM: The crew aboard a Marshall Islands-flagged tanker hit by a missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels extinguished an hours-long fire onboard the stricken vessel Saturday sparked by the strike, authorities said. The attack on the Marlin Luanda further complicated the Red Sea crisis caused by the Iranian-backed rebels’ attacks over Israel’s war on Hamas … Read more

UK and US sanction senior Houthis over Red Sea shipping attacks News

LONDON: The Danish Defense Ministry is launching an investigation into NATO-led airstrikes on Libya in 2011 in which Denmark’s air force killed 14 civilians, The Guardian reported on Thursday. It is the first time that any of the 10 countries involved in the NATO campaign to remove former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi from power has … Read more

Yemen’s Houthis say hit US ship, Washington denies attack News

LONDON: Israel’s war with the Palestinian militant group Hamas in densely populated Gaza has exposed deep fractures in the international system, leaving many asking how the UN’s “two-tier” model can realistically live up to its purported aim of achieving global peace. Criticism of the post-1945 international order is not new. In the context of Palestine, … Read more