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Netanyahu says Israel acting against Iran, will defend itself

Jerusalem Reuters Israel braced on Thursday for the possibility of a retaliatory attack after its suspected killing of Iranian generals in Damascus this week, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country would harm “whoever harms us or plans to harm us.” His comments came after Israel’s armed forces – stretched by nearly six months […]

Ship sunk by Houthis threatens Red Sea environment, Yemeni Government says

Aden, Yemen Reuters The UK-owned Rubymar, attacked by Houthi militants last month, has sunk in the Red Sea, Yemen’s internationally recognised government said on Saturday, warning of an “environmental catastrophe” from the ship’s cargo of fertiliser. If confirmed, it would be the first vessel lost since the Houthis began targeting commercial shipping in November, forcing […]

US, British forces carry out more strikes against Houthis in Yemen

Washington DC, US Reuters US and British forces carried out strikes against more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, officials said, the latest round of military action against the Iran-linked group that continues to attack shipping in the region. The United States has carried out near daily strikes against the Houthis, who […]

Palestinians brace for Rafah assault as Israel promises evacuation plan

Doha, Qatar/Jerusalem Reuters Israeli air strikes killed 17 people in Rafah on the Gaza border overnight, medics said on Saturday, as over a million Palestinians crammed into the city await a full-scale offensive with the rest of the enclave in ruins and nowhere left to run.  Four months into the war in Gaza, Israeli Prime […]

US, Britain wage strikes against Iran-linked Houthis in Yemen

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States and Britain launched strikes against 36 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, in the second day of major US operations against Iran-linked groups following a deadly attack on American troops last weekend. The strikes hit buried weapons storage facilities, missile systems, launchers and other capabilities the Houthis have […]

Trafigura assesses Red Sea risks after tanker attacked by Houthis

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Reuters Commodities trader Trafigura said on Saturday it was assessing the security risks of further Red Sea voyages after firefighters put out a blaze on a tanker attacked by Yemen’s Houthi group a day earlier. The US military said a US Navy ship and other vessels provided assistance after the Marlin […]

Houthis order US, British nationals to leave Yemen

Aden, Yemen Reuters Yemen’s Houthi authorities have ordered US and British staff of the United Nations and Sanaa-based humanitarian organisations to leave the country within a month, a document and a Houthi official said on Wednesday. The decision follows strikes by the United States and Britain, with support from other nations, against military targets of […]

US, British forces carry out new strikes in Yemen

Washington DC, US Reuters US and British forces carried out a fresh round of strikes on Monday in Yemen, targeting a Houthi underground storage site as well as missile and surveillance capabilities used by the Iran-aligned group against Red Sea shipping, the Pentagon said. The Houthis, who control the most populous parts of Yemen, have […]