Yemen’s Houthis Release Captured South Korean, Saudi Vessels

SEOUL/DUBAI, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement released three vessels and 16 people it had seized, South Korea's Foreign Ministry and a Houthi military source in Yemen said on Wednesday. The seizure on Sunday was the latest incident at sea around Yemen, where Saudi Arabia is leading a Western-backed coalition of Arab states against the Houthis, who … [Read more...]

Yemen’s Houthis Say They Will Release Seized Ships if Korean

By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Hyunjoo Jin DUBAI/SEOUL, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red Sea. South Korea's foreign ministry said a Korean dredger had been seized on Sunday evening, along with a … [Read more...]

Saudi Coalition Says Yemen’s Houthis Seize Vessel in Red Sea

DUBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea. Coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki said in a statement carried on Saudi state media that the vessel was seized late on Sunday by armed Houthis. He did … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong With The Peace Deal In Yemen’s Main Port?

by Aziz El Yakhoubi (Reuters) - Yemen’s warring parties have failed to leave the main port city of Hodeidah more than two months after agreeing to a U.N.-led truce deal as part of efforts to end the almost four-year war that has pushed the country to the brink of famine. The two sides agreed at December consultations in Sweden, the first in two years, on a ceasefire and … [Read more...]

Saudi-Led Coalition Foils Houthi Attacks on Merchant Vessels -Spokesman

RIYADH, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A Saudi-led military coalition foiled attacks by explosives-laden speedboats deployed by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement against commercial vessels, the coalition's spokesman said on Thursday. The alliance said it had taken the necessary measures to protect merchant ships of the alliance. Earlier on Thursday, the Houthis said they carried … [Read more...]