Tag - yemen



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.
Sudanese refugees fleeing the conflict in the country's Darfur region cross the border into Chad in August.
Apr 23, 2024
Humanitarian catastrophes and the world's forgotten conflicts
Tragically, there are global catastrophes that, by virtue of their longevity and their distance from us, have fallen out of sight.
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.
Houthi supporters and other protesters rally in solidarity with the Palestinians in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Feb 27, 2024
After U.S. strikes, Iran’s proxies scale back attacks on U.S. bases
Tehran, wary of igniting open warfare with Washington, has told militia groups it backs to curtail assaults on targets such as military installations.
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.
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.
A Royal Air Force Typhoon FRG4 undergoes preparations to conduct further strikes against Houthi targets on Saturday.
Feb 4, 2024
U.S. and U.K. hit dozens of Houthi sites in bid to end ship attacks
Targeting Houthi sites at 13 locations in Yemen, the allies escalated their effort to destroy the militant group’s ability to attack Red Sea shipping.
The Galaxy Leader cargo ship is escorted by Houthi boats in the Red Sea in this photo released Nov. 20.
Jan 28, 2024
U.S.-China talks fall short in nudging Beijing toward Red Sea breakthrough
Top officials wrapped up two days of meetings on managing the rivals' relationship, but saw little progress on addressing the crisis in the waterway.
People supporting Houthi rebels carry a mock missile as they protest during a rally against the U.S.-led strikes on Houthi targets and continued Israeli strikes in the Gaza Strip, in Sana'a, Yemen, on Friday.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 27, 2024
Yemen's Houthis escalate Red Sea attacks, hitting Trafigura fuel tanker
The firm said a missile struck the fuel tanker Marlin Luanda, which was carrying Russian naphtha, sparking a fire on board.
Fighters loyal to the Houthis ride on the back of a pick-up truck during a military parade for new tribal recruits amid escalating tensions with the U.S.-led coalition in the Red Sea, in Bani Hushaish, Yemen on Monday.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 24, 2024
Red Sea attacks could disrupt shipping for months, driving up costs
With sailors demanding double pay and insurance rates skyrocketing, shipping lines are steering clear of a waterway that normally carries 12% of seaborne trade.


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