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US says expects retaliation from Yemen’s Houthis after strikes

US President Joe Biden's administration expects the Houthis, who have been attacking shipping in the Red Sea, will likely respond to the strikes carried out by the US and UK last week, National Security Council strategic communications coordinator John Kirby has stated.

US showed its aggressive nature by striking Yemen: Iran’s president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has censured a series of missile attacks carried out by the United States and its allies on Yemen, stressing the move portrays Washington’s aggressive and anti-human rights nature.

Israel maneuvering to drag US into wider conflict to exit Gaza quagmire: Iran’s envoy

Iran's permanent ambassador to the United Nations Amir Saeid Iravani has stated the recent US and UK missile strikes on Yemen amounts to a "declaration of war" against the Arab country's people. He added that Tel Aviv has effectively maneuvered to make Washington get involved in these conflicts.

Houthis promise “strong and effective response” to US strikes

A spokesperson for the Houthi group has stated the Yemeni fighters will offer a robust reply to a second, albeit much smaller, series of US air raids in the war-torn country.

Houthi’s radar site targeted in new US strikes in Yemen: Official

Washington conducted more strikes in Yemen on Friday night, targeting a Houthi-operated radar facility, according to a US official, one day after launching a coordinated multi-nation attack on nearly 30 Houthi positions.

US, UK carried out 73 strikes across Yemen, at least 5 killed: Houthi Spokesman

Yemeni Armed Forces' spokesperson Brigadier General Yahya Saree confirmed that Washington and London have carried out 73 strikes across Yemen, killing 5 individuals and wounding 6 others.

US, UK pound Houthi targets in Yemen

The United States and the United Kingdom launched air strikes against Houthi targets, including "logistical hubs, air defence systems and weapons storage" in Yemen late on Thursday, following a spate of attacks on shipping vessels in the Red Sea region.

Yemen Houthis say targeted US naval vessel in Red Sea

Yemen’s Houthis say they have targeted a US navy ship in the Red Sea, using a large number of ballistic and naval missiles.

Iraq says seeking ‘quick’ exit of US troops but no deadline set

Iraq has announced it wants a quick and orderly negotiated exit of the US-led military forces from its soil because of the increasing attacks on US military assets in the country.

US, Israel hamstrung by resistance of Gazans: Iran Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has stated the resistance of Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip has frustrated the United States and Israel.

Envoy: US sends message to Iran, seeking to resolve crises

The US has sent a message to Iran through a Persian Gulf Arab country, urging Tehran to help resolve regional problems.

Yemen says US insistence on support for Israel would blow up West Asia

Yemen has warned that tensions could escalate in the region as the United States keeps backing Israel in its genocidal war on the Gaza Strip which has so far killed nearly 23,000.

Iraq’s PM says Baghdad to start process of removing US-led troops

Iraq's Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani has stated that the Baghdad government will put together a bilateral committee to prepare for the end of a US-led coalition's mission in the country.

Yemen says US military buildup in Red Sea serious threat to intl. shipping

Yemen's Houthis have cautioned that the US militarization of the Red Sea، in an attempt to serve Israel، will pose a serious threat to international shipping in the strategic waterway.

American troops attacked over 118 times in Iraq, Syria since mid-October: Report

American forces stationed at military facilities in Iraq and neighboring Syria have come under attacks more than 118 times, according to a US military official, amid rising anti-American sentiments across the region over Washington’s unconditional support for Israel’s war against the Gaza Strip.

US quietly reaches deal with Qatar to keep operating largest military base in West Asia

The United States has quietly reached an agreement that extends its military presence at a base in Qatar for another 10 years, three US defense officials and another official familiar with the agreement told CNN.

Iran’s defense chief: Hamas leader assassination to backfire on U.S.

Iran’s defense minister, in reaction to the assassination by the U.S.-backed Israeli regime of Saleh Arouri, the deputy chief of Palestinian resistance movement Hamas, said, “There is no end in sight to the United States’ animosity, and this enmity will be to their own detriment.”

US pulls back largest aircraft carrier from Mediterranean

The US Navy is pulling the world’s largest warship, sent to the eastern Mediterranean Sea after Hamas’ October 7 attack on Israel, back to the United States as it reevaluates its global force requirements, the US Sixth Fleet has announced in a statement.

Yemen says resolved to counter foreign forces in regional waters

The Yemeni parliament has stressed the country’s resolve to counter any military presence of the US and the UK in regional waters. The warning came after several members of the Yemeni navy were killed in a recent attack by the US troops in the Red Sea.

US seeking to convince shipping firms to resume sailing via Red Sea despite Yemen’s attacks

The United States is taking steps to reassure shipping companies that it is safe to use the Red Sea and Suez Canal for cargo deliveries amid continued attacks by the Houthis, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

US strikes Iraq after three American troops wounded in attack

The US military carried out air raids in Iraq after a drone attack that left three American soldiers wounded, one critically, officials have announced.

US ‘alert to risks’ of Houthi strikes on global economy

The director of the White House’s Economic Council Lael Brainard has stated that President Joe Biden’s national security team is very focused on Houthi attacks on commercial ships in the Red Sea amid the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Several shipping companies have announced they will pause all journeys through the Red Sea after a series of raids by Yemen’s fighters.

US worried about growing cost of deflecting Yemen’s attacks: Report

The Pentagon is “increasingly alarmed” not only about the threat of Houthi strikes in the Red Sea but also the “growing cost” of rebuffing those raids, reported US news website Politico, citing unnamed US officials.

Majority of US voters disapprove of Biden’s policies over Gaza: Poll

A new poll by The New York Times and Siena College shows strong American disapproval of US President Joe Biden’s handling of the Gaza conflict.

US launches multinational operation in response to Houthi strikes in Red Sea

The United States has announced the formation of a multinational mission to counter attacks by Yemen's Houthis on commercial vessels in the Red Sea.

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