French navy downs two drones over Red Sea News

PARIS: The French navy has shot down two drones over the Red Sea where Yemen’s Houthi militants have been attacking ships, the defense ministry in Paris said Tuesday. The navy, which has two frigates deployed in the area, detected “multiple drone attacks originating in Yemen” overnight Monday to Tuesday, before destroying two of the unmanned … Read more

China says Philippines ‘stirs up trouble’ in South China Sea with joint air patrol News

WARSAW: Yulia Navalnaya on Monday vowed to continue her husband Alexei Navalny’s fight after his death in a Russian prison last week, for which she blamed the Kremlin.She spoke as the Kremlin said it had no details about his death, while his mother Lyudmila was denied access to his body for a third day.Navalnaya’s address … Read more

Houthi attack severely damages Belize-flagged ship in key strait leading to Red Sea News

DUBAI: A missile attack by Yemen’s Houthis 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 came twice under attack in the Gulf of Aden. The Iran-backed Houthis also … Read more

UK court finds Senegalese man guilty over migrant sea deaths News

LONDON: A man who piloted an “unseaworthy” boat across the English Channel was found guilty Monday of the manslaughter of four migrants who drowned during the crossing. Ibrahima Bah, from Senegal, took the helm of the poor quality inflatable carrying 43 people, which should have held no more than 20 passengers, in December 2022. But … Read more

Store chains urge action to halt Houthi attacks in Red Sea News

BEIRUT: Six Hezbollah and Amal Movement members were killed in an Israeli shelling early Friday morning in southern Lebanon. Israeli warplanes raided the towns of Qantara, Deir Seryan and the vicinity of Wadi Saluki. The raid on a house in Qantara killed three Amal Movement members: Ali Hassan Issa from the town of Jibchit, Mohammed … Read more

EU to launch mission to protect Red Sea shipping Monday News

BRUSSELS: EU foreign ministers will meet Monday in Brussels to formally launch a naval mission to help protect international shipping in the Red Sea against attacks from Yemen’s Houthis, officials said. The Houthis, who control much of war-torn Yemen, have been attacking the vital shipping lane since November in a campaign they say is in … Read more

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

WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday rebuked Israel for demolishing the home of a Palestinian activist in east Jerusalem, saying its ally was damaging its own standing.The unusually forceful US condemnation of Israeli actions came hours after Fakhri Abu Diab, a campaigner against demolitions, said that dozens of Israeli personnel tore down his home of … Read more

Ukrainian military says it sank a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea News

KYIV: Ukraine’s military said Wednesday it used naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea, a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank near Alupka, a city on the southern edge of the Crimean Peninsula that Moscow annexed in 2014, Ukraine’s General Staff … Read more

Djibouti committed to working with Saudi Arabia on Red Sea maritime security, fighting terrorism: president News

RIYADH: The inaugural Space Debris Conference, themed “Towards Securing the Future of the Global Space Economy,” kicked off in Riyadh on Sunday. In attendance was Abdullah Al-Swaha, minister of communications and information technology and chairman of the Saudi Space Agency, and Mohammed bin Saud Al-Tamimi, CEO of the Saudi Space Agency. The two-day conference brought together … Read more

US foils Houthi Red Sea drone boat, missile strikes News

AL-MUKALLA: The US Central Command said on Sunday that its forces had destroyed two remotely controlled explosive-laden boats of the Houthis and their three anti-ship cruise missiles in Yemen’s western province of Hodeidah. This came as the Yemeni militia greatly reduced its Red Sea strikes during the previous 96 hours.