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People in Tehran demonstrate in support of Iran's attack on Israel on April 15. After the helicopter crash that killed Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the question is whether his successor will take a similar foreign policy path by keeping slivers of communication open and avoiding direct conflict with the United States.
WORLD / Politics
May 21, 2024
Aggression or caution: The choice facing Iran’s next leaders
After the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his foreign minister it will be possible to maintain communications between Washington and Tehran?
A liquefied natural gas shipment on the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt
BUSINESS / Economy
May 16, 2024
Red Sea disruptions are splitting global LNG trade into regions
It’s been four months since an LNG tanker has passed through the strait separating the Arabian Peninsula and Africa.
As the entire world is fixated on Gaza, the Iranian government has been arresting girls who go out in the street without headscarves and executing people.
May 10, 2024
Don't let Gaza help Iran cloak its own repression
As the entire world is fixated on Gaza, the Iranian government has been arresting girls who go out in the street without headscarves and executing people.
Houthi supporters hold up their rifles as they take part in a pro-Palestinian protest in Sanaa, Yemen, in February.
Apr 10, 2024
U.S. sends seized Iranian weapons to Ukraine
The hardware sent last week is the latest military assistance that the U.S. has provided to Kyiv for its fight to retake territory occupied by Russia.
The Barbados-flagged bulk carrier vessel True Confidence in Ravenna, Italy, in 2022
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 28, 2024
Deaths on Houthi-ravaged vessel herald perilous era for Middle East shipping
The experience of the True Confidence shows the threat to the oil tankers, cargo carriers and seafarers who are still using this vital waterway for trade.
Modern advances in the production of missiles and drones such as those used by the Houthis have democratized extremely powerful weapons that until recently were available only to the richest states.
Mar 13, 2024
The Houthis school the world in asymmetric warfare
Advances in missile and drone production have democratized extremely powerful weapons that until recently were available only to the richest states
The Rubymar cargo ship sinking off the coast of Yemen on Feb. 27. The vessel had 21,000 metric tons of ammonium phosphate sulfate fertilizer on board.
Mar 6, 2024
Yemen faces 'environmental disaster' as sunken ship threatens Red Sea
Leaking fuel and fertilizer from vessel struck by Houthis could harm marine life and impact coastal communities that rely on fishing.
A satellite image shows the Rubymar cargo ship on Friday after it was heavily damaged in a Feb. 19 missile strike claimed by Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
Mar 3, 2024
Ship sunk by Houthis threatens Red Sea environment
The sinking marks the first vessel lost since the Houthis began targeting ships in November.
Shipping risks have escalated due to repeated Houthi strikes in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandab Strait since November in what they describe as acts of solidarity with Palestinians against Israel in the Israel-Hamas war.
Feb 28, 2024
Houthis say they can reassess Red Sea attacks if Israeli 'aggression' stops
Shipping risks have escalated due to repeated Houthi strikes since November in what they describe as acts of solidarity with Palestinians.
The Nautica, a replacement oil tanker for the decaying FSO Safer, arrives in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah, Yemen, in July last year.
Feb 25, 2024
Shortage of oil tankers at hand as Red Sea attacks divert trade
Only two new supertankers join the fleet in 2024 — the fewest additions in almost four decades.
U.K. Royal Air Force planes take off from Cyprus to strike military targets in Yemen on Saturday.
Feb 25, 2024
U.S. and U.K. warplanes again strike Houthi-linked targets in Yemen
The strikes were intended to degrade the Iran-backed militants’ ability to attack ships in critical sea lanes.
A Houthi military helicopter prepares to land on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in November.
Feb 21, 2024
Why Beijing won’t fight the Houthis
Whether they target Chinese vessels directly or not, attacks on Red Sea shipping by Houthi rebels threaten to undermine China’s economic recovery.
Graffiti painted on a wall of the Saudi Arabian embassy in Sanaa depicts a Houthi fighter stopping an Israeli ship off the coast of Yemen. The group has been targeting ships in the Red Sea since November.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 20, 2024
Houthi strikes force crew to abandon ship for first time
The militant group made unverified claims that the attack on the British vessel resulted in its complete sinking.
Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly said she had also spoken to her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi about making sure that Western sanctions against Russia held as the war in Ukraine dragged on.
Feb 19, 2024
Canada says China has role to play in keeping Red Sea safe
Chinese ships that ply the key trade route between Asia and Europe are at risk of attacks by Houthi militants as well, Canadian foreign minister says.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva (right) speaks during the World Governments Summit in Dubai on Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Feb 13, 2024
IMF and World Bank warn Gaza and Red Sea chaos imperils global economy
The Israel-Hamas war and its knock-on effects could impact the world the longer the fighting drags on, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said.
Yemeni security forces stand guard upon the arrival of the United Nations' special envoy for Yemen ahead of a meeting with local officials in the city of Taez on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 13, 2024
Red Sea crisis puts Yemen peace process on hold
As recently as December, painstaking negotiations were gaining ground.
U.S. and U.K. military aircraft have carried out over a hundred bombing missions on Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, as well as against Tehran's proxies in Iraq and Syria, since last month.
Feb 6, 2024
2024 looks to be a very bloody year
Preventing a conflagration and wider wars depends first on preventing regional crises from escalating, which demands a strong deterrent posture.
Houthi tribesmen gather to show defiance after U.S. and U.K. airstrikes on Houthi positions near Sanaa, Yemen, on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 5, 2024
U.S. promises more Mideast strikes while trying to avert wider war
Officials framed the U.S. strikes as a necessary and inevitable response to the killing of three U.S. soldiers in a drone strike in Jordan a week ago.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi (third from left) visits a navy base in Bandar Abbas, southern Iran. U.S. President Joe Biden is being urged to attack Iran directly, but that may not be the right solution.
Feb 4, 2024
Biden’s air strikes won’t work, nor would hitting Iran
Deterrence, especially as it pertains to air strikes, isn’t only about what U.S. does, but also what Iran thinks.
Indian commandos stand guard with a group of detained pirates after the Indian Navy freed an Iranian fishing vessel hijacked by Somali pirates on Tuesday.
Feb 4, 2024
As navies focus on Red Sea Houthis, Somali pirates may rebound
Attacks off the coast of Somalia peaked around 200 incidents a year from 2009 through 2011 — there have already been three in 2024


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