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US Military Hits Houthi Targets in Yemen

The move against rebels' radar sites comes as they continue assaults in Red Sea shipping corridor

(Newser) - The United States military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen's Houthi rebels over their assaults on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor, authorities said Saturday, after one merchant sailor went missing following an earlier Houthi strike on a ship. The attacks come as...

At Least 49 Migrants Dead, 140 Missing After Boat Sinks

UN agency says migrant boat carrying 260 went down off coast of Yemen

(Newser) - A boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Yemen, killing at least 49 people and leaving another 140 missing, a UN agency said Tuesday. The boat was carrying about 260 Somalis and Ethiopians from the northern coast of Somalia on the 200-mile journey across the Gulf of Aden when...

Red Sea Chaos Exposes New Vulnerability: the Internet
Red Sea Chaos Exposes
New Vulnerability: the Internet
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Red Sea Chaos Exposes New Vulnerability: the Internet

Big disruptions reported overseas because vital undersea cables were cut

(Newser) - Lots of people overseas on Monday are getting a reminder that our digital world is heavily dependent on the not-so-digital infrastructure of giant undersea cables. Roughly 25% of internet traffic between Asia and Europe, as well as in the Middle East, has been disrupted because cables belonging to four major...

Ship Abandoned After Strike by Houthis Sinks in Red Sea
Houthis Sink Their First Ship

Houthis Sink Their First Ship

Yemen calls loss of the Rubymar in the Red Sea an 'environmental disaster'

(Newser) - A ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels has sunk in the Red Sea after days of taking on water, officials said Saturday, the first vessel to be fully destroyed as part of their campaign over Israel's war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The sinking of the Rubymar,...

US, UK Strike Houthi Targets in Yemen
US, UK Pound Houthi
Targets in Yemen

US, UK Pound Houthi Targets in Yemen

18 sites hit in response to recent uptick in attacks on commercial ships in Red Sea

(Newser) - The US and Britain struck 18 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, answering a recent surge in attacks by the Iran-backed militia group on ships in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, including a missile strike this past week that set fire to a cargo vessel. According to US...

Suspected Houthi Attack Sets Ship Ablaze

Palau-flagged cargo ship was hit in the Gulf of Aden

(Newser) - A suspected missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels set a ship ablaze in the Gulf of Aden on Thursday as Israel intercepted what appeared to be another Houthi attack near the port city of Eilat, authorities said. The attack Thursday in the Gulf of Aden saw two missiles fired,...

Houthis Suspected of Another Drone Attack in Red Sea

Slight damage caused to UK-owned ship

(Newser) - A ship traveling through the southern Red Sea was attacked by a suspected Yemen Houthi rebel drone early Tuesday, authorities said, the latest assault in their campaign targeting vessels over Israel's war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the AP reports. The attack happened west of Hodeida, Yemen, and...

US Launches Airstrikes on Iran-Backed Militias

Airstrikes hit targets in Iraq, Yemen

(Newser) - The US military struck three facilities in Iraq and two anti-ship missiles in Yemen operated by Iranian-backed militias that have continued to instigate attacks on US personnel and ships in the region as the US continues to try to keep the Israel-Hamas war from spilling over into a wider conflict....

How 2 Navy SEALs Were Lost in the Arabian Sea

Christopher Chambers, 37, and Nathan Gage Ingram, 27, died during a raid

(Newser) - Under the darkness of night, in the roiling high seas off the coast of Somalia, members of the US Navy's SEAL Team 3 began to climb aboard an unflagged ship that was carrying illicit Iranian-made weapons to Yemen. As Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class Nathan Gage Ingram began...

Biden: Strikes Aren't Stopping Houthis, Will Continue

'We never said the Houthis would immediately stop,' Pentagon says

(Newser) - US forces on Thursday conducted a fifth strike against Iranian-backed Houthi rebel military sites in Yemen as President Biden acknowledged that the American and British bombardment had yet to stop attacks that have disrupted global shipping. The latest strikes destroyed two Houthi anti-ship missiles that "were aimed into the...

Houthis Are Back on the US Terror List

Officials say they will try to minimize harm to ordinary Yemenis caused by sanctions

(Newser) - The United States on Wednesday put Yemen's Houthis rebels back on its list of specially designated global terrorists, piling financial sanctions on top of American military strikes in the Biden administration's latest attempt to stop the militants' attacks on global shipping. Officials said they would design the financial...

Yemen-Launched Missile Hits US-Owned Cargo Ship

Houthis are suspected as tensions escalate in the Red Sea

(Newser) - A missile fired from Yemen struck a US-owned ship just off the coast of Yemen in the Gulf of Aden, less than a day after Yemen's Houthi rebels fired an anti-ship cruise missile toward an American destroyer in the Red Sea, officials said. Suspicion immediately fell on the Iranian-backed...

US Downs Houthi Missile Fired at Warship

Rebels fire missile in first attack after American-led strikes

(Newser) - Yemen's Houthi rebels fired an anti-ship cruise missile toward an American destroyer in the Red Sea on Sunday, but a US fighter jet shot it down in the latest attack roiling global shipping amid Israel's war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip, the AP reports. The attack marks...

US Strikes Houthis Again, Biden Balks at Criticism

Conflict continues in Yemen, a day after first round of airstrikes against rebels

(Newser) - The US military early Saturday struck another Houthi-controlled site in Yemen that it had determined was putting commercial vessels in the Red Sea at risk, a day after the US and Britain launched multiple airstrikes targeting Houthi rebels. AP journalists in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, heard one loud explosion. US...

Houthis Vow to Respond to US, British Strikes
Houthis Say Retaliation
Will Be 'Beyond Imagination'

Houthis Say Retaliation Will Be 'Beyond Imagination'

Rebels vow to respond to US, British strikes

(Newser) - Houthi rebels in Yemen vowed to respond Friday after American and British airstrikes hit dozens of targets across the country . Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saree said five people were killed in a total of 73 strikes, Al Jazeera reports. "The American and British enemy bears full responsibility for its...

US Launches Airstrikes Against Houthis in Yemen

Biden says response shows assaults on commercial ships in Red Sea won't stand

(Newser) - Along with allies, the US launched airstrikes against more than a dozen Houthi installations in Yemen on Thursday, retaliation that President Biden said demonstrates that a 20-nation coalition "will not tolerate" the persistent attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea. The US strikes involve Tomahawk cruise missiles fired...

US-Led Coalition Gives 'Final Warning' to Houthis

Stop attacking ships in the Red Sea or bear the consequences, coalition says

(Newser) - After about two dozen attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea since October, a coalition of mostly Western countries has warned Yemen's Houthis against further aggression. The US, UK, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, and New Zealand issued a statement Wednesday saying the...

US, UK Shoot Down Dozen- Plus Drones Over Red Sea

Houthi rebels in Yemen attack vessels as Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread

(Newser) - Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, one of the world's busiest shipping routes, and have launched drones and missiles targeting Israel, as the Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread. US Central Command said that the destroyer USS Carney "successfully engaged...

Houthi Rebels Fire at Yet Another Tanker in Red Sea

And this one isn't linked to Israel

(Newser) - A missile fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels slammed into a Norwegian-flagged tanker in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen near a key maritime chokepoint, the rebels and authorities said Tuesday. The assault on the oil and chemical tanker Strinda expands a campaign by the Iranian-backed rebels targeting...

US Navy Puts Kibosh on Latest Tanker Hijacking

5 armed men jumped ship, but didn't get very far; 2 missiles fired in retaliation don't come very close

(Newser) - The US Navy responded to Sunday's seizure of an Israeli-linked tanker off the coast of Yemen, and took on some less-than-successful missile fire for its trouble. As the New York Times reports, the destroyer USS Mason and other ships involved in anti-piracy efforts in the region approached the hijacked...

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