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EU Red Sea naval operation will safeguard freedom of navigation

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The third European Union (EU) naval operation off Africa – Aspides – was launched yesterday (Monday, 19 February) as a defensive maritime security effort...

Germany sends frigate Hessen to join EU mission in Red Sea

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After receiving approval from the German government to join a European Union military mission to assist in protecting shipping in the Red Sea, the...

Another ship damaged by Houthi missiles

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Houthi rebels have hit another merchant vessel off Yemen, damaging a cargo ship transiting the Red Sea. The US military’s Central Command (CENTCOM) said in...

Impact of Red Sea crisis on Africa – red flag or...

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Still reeling from the effects of COVID-19 and the Ukraine war, African countries face yet another geopolitical hurdle with the Red Sea crisis and...

Red Sea maritime situation worsens

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Threats to maritime safety in the Red Sea have widened and now include the Gulf of Aden and north-western Indian Ocean. Last week and during...

Houthi militant attacks in the Red Sea raise fears of Somali...

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Renewed attacks on ships by suspected Somali pirates since November 2023 have fuelled fear of a new threat of piracy off the east coast...

Africa needs a stronger voice on resolving the Red Sea crisis

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The Red Sea crisis is now a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) priority, with three meetings held this year already. Following several months of...

Houthi missile strikes US merchant ship

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A Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile struck a US-owned and operated cargo ship on Monday 15 January, US Central Command said in a statement. The vessel,...

Red Sea crisis: expert unpacks Houthi attacks and other security threats

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Recent attacks on commercial vessels by Houthi militia in the Red Sea have put the vital shipping region in the spotlight. The Yemen-based rebels...

Houthi rebel Red Sea attacks and the threat of escalation and...

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US and UK warships have repelled a mass drone attack launched by Yemeni Houthis rebels at commercial shipping in the Red Sea. The incident,...

Commitment to US Red Sea naval task force grows

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At least 20 countries have, according to the United States (US) Department of Defense (DoD), signed on to be part of Operation Prosperity Guardian,...

Op Prosperity Guardian will be third naval task force in African...

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A third naval task force will in the not too distant future be patrolling the seas off Africa – the world’s second largest continent. Operation...

Norwegian tanker Strinda struck by missile in Red Sea

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A Norwegian registered and operated oil and chemical products tanker, Strinda (IMO 9330771), was hit by a missile launched from Yemen at about midnight...

Increasing number of ships avoid the Red Sea and turn for...

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Because of threats posed by the rebel Houthi forces in Yemen, an increased number of merchant ships are avoiding the Red Sea and Suez...

Missile and drone attacks on Israeli linked ships in Red Sea

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Several Israeli-linked commercial ships have diverted around the Cape to avoid sailing through the Suez Canal and Red Sea, as number of other ships...

Op Atalanta a full-fledged maritime security provider

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From being a protector of food supplies destined for nutrition deprived Somalis, Operation Atalanta evolved into a broad-base maritime security provider. The European Union (EU)...

Red Sea/Gulf of Aden task force

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Recognising the importance of a secure maritime environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, a task force set up by the Inter-governmental...

Royal Navy joins new task force protecting Red Sea shipping

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Royal Navy ships and personnel have joined a new international task force to safeguard ships passing through one of the world’s most dangerous ‘choke...

New international task force established for the Red Sea

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Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) has established a new international naval task force to enhance maritime security in the Red Sea region. During a ceremony at...

Iran cargo ship attacked in Red Sea – Al Arabiya TV

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An Iranian cargo ship has come under attack in the Red Sea, Al Arabiya TV reported on Tuesday, quoting unnamed sources, and semi-official Iranian...

Saudi-led naval forces foil Red Sea attack

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an “imminent terrorist attack” by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea,...

Ship seized in the Red Sea

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said the Houthis seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the...

ISS: Safety in the Red Sea corridor can’t be taken for...

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The Red Sea and the adjacent Gulf of Aden face many potential threats to free movement, ranging from the presence of non-state armed groups...

Saudi-led coalition foils ship attack – claim

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on an unidentified commercial ship in the southern Red Sea by...

Egypt concerned about Red Sea security following Houthi attack

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Egypt's president said Cairo was concerned about security in the Red Sea following an attack by Yemen's Houthis on two oil tankers...

Somalia and Ethiopia to invest in Red Sea ports

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Somalia and Ethiopia will jointly invest in four seaports to attract foreign investment to the countries, another move in a tussle for...

Sudan, Qatar sign deal to manage Red Sea port

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Sudan and Qatar will sign a $4 billion agreement to jointly develop the Red Sea port of Suakin off Sudan's coast, Sudanese...

Top Egyptian court waives legal challenges to Red Sea islands transfer

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Egypt's top court dismissed all outstanding legal challenges to a deal transferring two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, a day before...

Egyptian activists detained for protesting Red Sea islands transfer

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A court in Alexandria ordered the detention of leading rights activist Mahienour el-Massry over charges of illegally protesting in June against the...

Red Sea knife attacker moved to mental hospital

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Egypt's national security prosecutor ordered the transfer of an Egyptian man who stabbed three foreign tourists to death at a Red Sea...

Red Sea knifeman supported Islamic States – sources

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An Egyptian man who stabbed three foreign tourists to death and wounded another three at a Red Sea resort tried to join...

Vote coming on Red Sea islands transfer

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Egypt's plan to hand over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia under an agreement that has caused widespread controversy moved...

Egyptian court overturns block on Red Sea islands transfer

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An Egyptian court ruled a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial...

Red Sea islands cannot be transferred to Saudi Arabia

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An Egyptian court rejected on Monday a government plan to transfer two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, in a final...

Advisory council says Red Sea islands should remain Egyptian

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An Egyptian state advisory body recommended a Cairo court uphold a ruling annulling an agreement giving Saudi Arabia control of two Red...

UAE says Houthi attack on ship in shipping lane was “act...

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The United Arab Emirates said on Wednesday Yemeni Houthi forces had attacked a UAE vessel in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane...

Egyptian court cancels jail terms for 47 over island protests

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An Egyptian appeals court on Tuesday cancelled five-year prison terms handed to 47 people earlier this month for protesting a government decision...

Boat people numbers near the 350, 000 mark for 2014

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The UN refugee agency has warned the international community is losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and...

Eritrea blames US for expanded UN sanctions

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Eritrea blamed the United States for expanded UN sanctions against the Red Sea state for supporting Islamist militants and said the new...

Israeli sends extra warships to patrol Red Sea

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Israel said yesterday it had sent two extra warships to patrol the Red Sea but it downplayed reports that they were connected...

Panamanian cargo ship sinks near Suez Canal

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A Panamanian ship sank in the Red Sea at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal but the incident did not affect...

Israel ready to recognize Somaliland

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The government of Israel is ready to restore the de jure recognition it had offered to Somaliland in 1960 as it eyes...

Yemen al Qaeda wants Red Sea blocked

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The Yemen-based wing of al Qaeda called for a regional Muslim holy war and a blockade of the Red Sea, between Arabia...

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