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A satellite picture shows the aftermath of an airstrike on a radar site near Sanaa International Airport in Yemen on Friday.
Jan 13, 2024
U.S. launches fresh Yemen strike a day after broader attack
Unlike the previous operation, in which the U.K. took part with support from several other nations, this one was conducted solely by the U.S.
Supporters of the Houthi movement hold a rally to denounce air strikes launched by the U.S. and the U.K. on Houthi targets, in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday.
Jan 13, 2024
The regional war no one wanted is here. How wide will it get?
Following the U.S.-led strikes on nearly 30 sites in Yemen on Thursday, there is no longer a question of whether there will be a regional conflict. It has already begun.
A Royal Air Force Typhoon aircraft takes off to join the U.S.-led coalition to conduct airstrikes against military targets in Yemen on Friday.
Jan 12, 2024
U.S. and U.K. airstrikes pound Yemen as Mideast conflict spreads
Houthi rebels have carried out a growing number of attacks on what they deem to be Israel-linked shipping in the Red Sea.
Yemenis chant slogans and wave Palestinian flags during a march in solidarity with the people of Gaza, in Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa on Dec.15, 2023. The Houthis have been firing on ships allegedly linked to Israel in the Red Sea in avowed solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 4, 2024
U.S., allies warn Houthis of 'consequences' of ship attacks
Warning comes as freight rates spike due to re-routing of vessels around Africa to avoid the Red Sea, where the Iran-backed militant group is active.
The Maersk Sentosa container ship sails southbound to exit the Suez Canal on Dec. 21.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 3, 2024
Maersk decides Red Sea too unsafe for its ships for now
The decision to reroute vessels from the vital trade corridor was made after another of its container ships came under attack from Houthi militants.
The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason steams through the Atlantic Ocean. Tehran's dispatch of a warship to the Red Sea takes the projection of Iranian power in the region to another level but it is unlikely to want direct confrontation — its old frigate is no match for the U.S.-led maritime task force patrolling the waters off Yemen.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 3, 2024
Iran’s Red Sea power play raises fears of trade disruption
Tehran's dispatch of a warship to the region emboldens Yemen's Houthis, who are attacking vessels headed to or owned by firms in Israel.
A warship at a joint naval exercise between the Iranian, Chinese and Russian navies in the northern Indian Ocean in January 2022. Iran's Alborz destroyer has entered the Red Sea, a region where Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have been conducting attacks on merchant vessels.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 2, 2024
Iranian warship enters Red Sea
News agency in Tehran did not specify reason for vessel's deployment but maintained that Iran's military had operated in the region since 2009.
Containers of Danish shipping and logistics company Maersk are seen in Copenhagen in September.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 1, 2024
U.S. sinks three ships and kills 10 after Houthi Red Sea attack
The naval battle occurred Sunday as the attackers sought to board the Singapore-flagged Maersk Hangzhou, Maersk and U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) said.
A Houthi military helicopter flies over the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 29, 2023
U.S. allies reluctant on Red Sea task force
Italy and Spain have issued statements appearing to distance themselves from Operation Prosperity Guardian.
Iraqi security forces' stationed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square following U.S. air strikes on Tuesday
Dec 27, 2023
Houthi attacks and U.S. strikes raise risk of wider Middle East war
The number of nonstate groups and the unpredictability of actions by Israel and Iran makes it difficult to forecast when incidents might escalate.
Protesters in in Sanaa, Yemen, rally in solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Dec. 22. The Iran-backed Houthi militia, based in Sanaa, claimed responsibility for another attack on a ship in the Red Sea.
Dec 27, 2023
Yemen's Houthis claim responsibility for Red Sea ship attack
The Houthis have vowed to continue their attacks until Israel halts the conflict in Gaza.
The SKS Doyles crude oil tanker sails through the Suez Canal on Thursday.
Dec 24, 2023
Iran dismisses U.S. intelligence tying it to Red Sea attacks
The White House said that Iran was "deeply involved” in the planning of the Houthi attacks and has supplied weapons, financial support and training.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in a photo released Nov. 20.
Dec 23, 2023
U.S. says Red Sea patrol will be able to thwart Houthi attacks
The force will patrol "the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden to respond to and assist as necessary commercial vessels,” Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said.
A Houthi fighter stands on the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea in this photo released Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 21, 2023
Saudi Arabia holds back as U.S. Red Sea task force tests ties
Riyadh's priorities include extricating itself from both a messy war in Yemen and a destructive feud with the Houthis' principal backer, Iran.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats after being hijacked in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Exporters explore flights to avoid deepening Red Sea bottleneck
Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen have stepped up attacks on vessels in the Red Sea since Nov. 19.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have conducted an escalating series of attacks against merchant shipping in the region using drones, ballistic missiles and commandos on helicopters and speedboats. 
Dec 20, 2023
U.S.-led naval force might not end Houthi ship attacks
U.S. Navy commands Operation Prosperity Guardian, a global coalition formed to counter the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Recent attacks on vessels in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi militant group have forced shipping companies to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope to avoid the Suez Canal.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 20, 2023
Companies rush to avert Red Sea attacks as shipping rates rise
They are exploring alternative routes to avoid the region where the Houthi militant group is actively targeting vessels.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released on Nov. 20.
WORLD / Politics
Dec 19, 2023
U.S.-led force to patrol Red Sea in response to Houthi attacks
Participating countries led by the United States include the United Kingdom, Bahrain, Canada, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Seychelles and Spain.
Yemeni coast guard members on patrol in the Red Sea on Tuesday amid heightened tension over drone and missile assaults by Houthi militia.
Dec 17, 2023
Tensions spilling over from Gaza to Red Sea escalate
The shipping industry is bracing for potential economic fallout as the vital sea lane is increasingly drawn into regional unrest.
A Yemeni coast guard patrol boat in the Red Sea on Tuesday
Dec 16, 2023
Shipping firms suspend Red Sea traffic after Yemen rebel strikes
The Iran-backed Houthis say they're targeting shipping to pressure Israel during its two-month-old war with Hamas militants.


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