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Another ship damaged in Houthi attack

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A merchant vessel has suffered minor damage after coming under fire from a Houthi missile in the Gulf of Aden, while US forces have...

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...

US and UK military launch attacks against Houthi targets in Yemen...

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Following repeated attacks using UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), anti-ship and ballistic missiles and a manned multiple boat attack on commercial and US and UK...

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,...

Houthi hijacking in the Red Sea a disturbing escalation – Dryad

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The Bahamian flagged M/V Galaxy Leader was the target of a Houthi insurgent hijacking, approximately 50 nautical miles west of Hodeida in the Red...

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...

ISS: An ocean of weapons – arms smuggling to Somalia

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On 6 January, United States (US) command forces intercepted a dhow in international waters between Iran to Yemen carrying over 2 000 AK-47 assault...

US Navy intercepts explosive material bound for Yemen

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The US Navy has intercepted a large quantity of explosive materials being smuggled from Iran to Yemen along with what it describes as other...

Royal Navy’s seizure of smuggled Iranian missiles in the Gulf of...

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The Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose earlier this year seized dozens of packages containing advanced weaponry, including surface-to-air-missiles and engines for land attack cruise...

Attack against yacht off Yemen highlights need for continued maritime security

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Armed men attacked and attempted to board the sailing yacht Lakota off the coast of Yemen on 19 May but the vessel has been...

Indian Ocean piracy on the decline, with Yemen conflict riskiest to...

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Piracy in the northern Indian Ocean has decreased over the last decade, and now the greatest threat to seafarers in the region is state-backed...

Yemen’s Houthis target Aramco, other Saudi sites in missile, drone attacks

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Yemen's Houthi movement said on Tuesday it fired several ballistic missiles and 25 armed drones into Saudi Arabia, targeting Aramco oil facilities in Jeddah...

Recovery in Yemen possible – UN agency

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War-torn Yemen is among the poorest countries in the world but recovery is possible if the conflict ends now the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in...

Saudi bourse on course to extend losses after drone attacks

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Most major stock markets in the Gulf fell in early trade on Monday, with the Saudi index leading the losses a day after its...

Saudi-led coalition targets Yemen sites after attempted drone attack

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A Saudi-led coalition carried out a wide operation against targets in Yemen after intercepting and destroying a drone that attempted to attack Saudi Arabia's...

Iranian-supplied arms smuggled from Yemen into Somalia, study says

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Guns supplied by Iran to its Houthi allies in Yemen are being smuggled across the Gulf of Aden to Somalia, according to a Geneva-based...

Saudi-led coalition intercepts drone attack on Abha airport – state TV

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday it intercepted an explosives-laden drone targeting Saudi Arabia's Abha international airport, Saudi state TV reported. The...

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled boat attacks in Yemen

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The Saudi-led coalition destroyed three explosives-laden boats in the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that had been readied for imminent attacks, the Saudi state-news agency...

Saudis intercept Houthi missile and drones aimed at oil region

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Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile and armed drones fired at its oil-rich Eastern Region by Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday, and two children...

Three explosive drones destroyed over Yemen, Saudi-led coalition says

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi group said it had intercepted three explosive-laden drones over Yemen on Wednesday, a day after shrapnel from a...

Death toll from recent capsizing off Yemen may have been 300...

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A UN official said on Thursday as many as 300 migrants may have died in a recent capsizing of a boat off Yemen's coast. United...

Bodies wash up on Yemen coast after reports of migrant boat...

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A number of bodies washed up at Ras al-Arah on Yemen's Red Sea coast on Monday from a suspected migrant boat that sank offshore,...

Coalition says it intercepted Houthi missile and drone attack on Saudi...

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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Thursday said its forces had launched 12 ballistic missiles and drones towards a site belonging to the Saudi state...

Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts Houthi drone fired at southern Saudi...

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi forces in Yemen said on Tuesday it had destroyed an explosive drone fired towards Khamis Mushait in the south...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Aramco, Patriot targets in Jazan

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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group used drones and missiles to attack targets in the southern Saudi city of Jazan, it said on Thursday, including one...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Saudi Aramco facilities; no Saudi confirmation

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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Monday it had fired 17 drones and two ballistic missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including Saudi Aramco...

Yemen’s Houthis warn of stronger attacks after drone strikes on Saudi...

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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said on Friday they had attacked Saudi energy and military sites with 18 armed drones, and the kingdom’s energy ministry reported...

Public Enterprises Minister called to explain Middle East arms sales

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Smoke is rising from another apparent fire demanding the attention of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, this time involving Denel associate company Rheinmetall Denel...

Saudi-led coalition lets four fuel ships dock at Yemen’s Hodeidah port:...

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The Saudi-led coalition has allowed four fuel ships to dock at Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hodeidah, two sources familiar with the matter said,...

Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes, hits grains port

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen unleashed dozens of air strikes against what it called Houthi military targets in the country’s north, including the...

SA pledges support to Yemen

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International Relations and Cooperation Minister, Dr Naledi Pandor, has conveyed South Africa’s sympathies amid Yemen’s deepening humanitarian crisis, sparked by the ongoing conflict in...

Houthi ballistic missiles land in uninhabited Saudi land, coalition says

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Two ballistic missiles fired by Yemen’ Iran-aligned Houthi group landed in uninhabited border areas of southern Saudi Arabia on Monday, the ‮Saud‬i-l‮ed coalitio‬n‮ ‬fighting...

Yemen’s Houthis say attacked southern Saudi airports with drones

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Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it had fired armed drones at an airport and air base in southern Saudi Arabia, and the Saudi-led...

Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi ‘hostile aerial target’ in Yemen’s Marib

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen destroyed on Wednesday a “hostile aerial target”, belonging to the Iran-aligned Houthi forces in Yemen’s Marib city, Saudi...

Learning the hard way: Saudi Arabia better prepared for latest attacks

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Saudi Arabia fared far better on Sunday, when it escaped missile and drone attacks on its oil heartland with no serious damage, than 18...

Yemen’s Houthis say fired drones, missiles at Saudi oil facilities, military...

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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fired 14 drones and eight ballistic missiles at facilities of oil firm Saudi Aramco in Ras Tanura and at military...

Saudi-led coalition says it downed four drones fired by Houthis towards...

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said it had destroyed four explosive drones fired towards the kingdom on Friday, with the...

Yemen’s Houthis say fired missile at Saudi Aramco site in Jeddah

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Yemen’s Houthi forces fired a cross-border missile at a Saudi Aramco facility in Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea city of Jeddah, a Houthi military spokesman...

Yemen’s Houthis raise stakes in Marib ‘blood bath’, sources say

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Hundreds of fighters have been killed in a weeks-long Houthi offensive on the Yemeni region of Marib, military sources and a local official said...

Yemen’s Houthis say they carried out drone attack on Saudi airport

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Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group said it carried out a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi...

Biden ends US support for Saudi Arabia in Yemen, says war...

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President Joe Biden on Thursday declared a halt to US support for a Saudi Arabia-led military campaign in Yemen, demanding that the more than...

Yemen’s Houthis protest against Trump’s terrorist label

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Tens of thousands of Yemenis marched in Sanaa on Monday, heeding a call by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement to condemn the United States for...

Saudi-led forces thwart air attack on Riyadh – Saudi TV

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The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi movement said it had thwarted an attack towards the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on Saturday, Saudi state television...

US exempts UN, aid groups from effort to cut off Yemen’s...

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The United States on Tuesday exempted aid groups, the United Nations, the Red Cross and the export of agricultural commodities, medicine, and medical devices...

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it intercepted three Houthi drones

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed three explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement...

US plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as foreign terrorist group

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The United States plans to designate Yemen’s Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist organization, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, a move that diplomats...

US blacklists Iranian envoy, possibly to pressure Yemen’s Houthis

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The United States imposed terrorism sanctions on Iran’s envoy to the Houthis on Tuesday, a step possibly aimed at pressuring the group to reach...

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