WFP suspends food distribution in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen | Humanitarian Crises News

UN agency pauses general food distribution in north Yemen due to limited funding and disagreements with the group. The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is suspending food distribution in Houthi-controlled areas of northern Yemen due to a dip in funding and disagreements with the group over how to focus on the poorest there. The … Read more

Yemen’s Houthis say they targeted two Israeli ships in Red Sea: Report | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Pentagon meanwhile says a US warship and multiple commercial ships also came under attack, potentially marking a major escalation. Yemen’s Houthi movement says it has targeted two Israeli ships with an armed drone and a naval missile, reports a spokesperson for the group’s military. The spokesperson said the two ships, Unity Explorer and Number Nine, … Read more

It is hypocritical to protest Israel but be silent on Syria and Yemen | Israel-Palestine conflict

Since the October 7 pogrom by Hamas – the worst atrocity committed against Jews since the Holocaust – the world has witnessed not an outpouring of grief for the 1,200 Israelis killed, but an alarming increase in Jew-hatred. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations have taken place on university campuses across the US, with expressions of support for Hamas … Read more

US says Somali pirates likely behind attempted tanker seizure near Yemen | Houthis News

The Pentagon has said that the attempted hijacking was likely the work of Somali pirates rather than Houthi fighters. The United States has said that a group of attackers who tried to seize an Israel-linked cargo ship over the weekend were probably Somali pirates rather than Houthi fighters from nearby Yemen. Speaking on Monday, Pentagon … Read more

US considers redesignating Houthis as ‘terror’ group after ship seizure | Israel-Palestine conflict News

White House had reversed designation against rebel group in 2021 to help get aid to war-torn Yemen. The White House says it is considering redesignating Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a “terrorist” group after they claimed the seizure of a commercial ship in the Red Sea. United States National Security Council spokesperson John Kirby on Tuesday … Read more

What’s the impact of the Houthis hijacking a ship in the Red Sea? | Israel-Palestine conflict

The Iran-backed Houthis say the move was a response to Israel’s assault on Gaza. A partly Israeli-owned cargo vessel has been hijacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels in the Red Sea. The Iran-backed Houthis say the move was a response to Israel’s assault on Gaza. Israel described the incident as an “Iranian act of terrorism”. Tehran … Read more

Analysis: Can the US and Israel stop the Houthis from seizing more ships? | Israel-Palestine conflict News

On Sunday, Houthi fighters hijacked a cargo ship in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. The 189-metre-long (620ft-long) Galaxy Leader car carrier, travelling from Turkey to India, was intercepted by small fast boats and boarded by uniformed, armed personnel. Other people rappelled from a helicopter to the deck, ordering the crew to alter … Read more

Yemen’s Houthi rebels seize cargo ship in Red Sea, Israel blames Iran | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Yemen’s Houthis say they have taken control of an Israeli-owned ship in the southern Red Sea, with Israel describing the incident as an “Iranian act of terrorism” with consequences for international maritime security. A Houthi military spokesman confirmed to Al Jazeera on Sunday that its fighters hijacked the British-owned and Japanese-operated cargo ship. At least … Read more

Yemen’s Houthis say they fired ballistic missiles towards Israel | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Israeli authorities say missile intercepted near Eilat after Houthi leader earlier promised to continue attacks. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched ballistic missiles on various Israel targets, including in the Red Sea city of Eilat, the group’s military spokesperson has said. The launch came “after 24 hours of another military operation by drones on the same … Read more

Why did Yemen’s Houthis launch attack on Israel. Will it help Gaza? | Israel-Palestine conflict News

The Houthi movement in Yemen shot down a United States drone on Wednesday night, more than a week after effectively declaring war on Israel, raising fears of a regional escalation. The move by the Iran-linked group, which controls vast swaths of Yemen, comes as Tel Aviv continues to bomb the Gaza Strip, killing more than … Read more