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Iran FM to UN envoy: US attacks on Iraq, Syria result of “failed, wrong” policy

Iran's foreign minister says the US strikes on targets in Iraq and Syria is the continuation of Washington's failed and wrong approach.

Iran FM to EU’s Borell: Military coalitions in Red Sea to fail

The Iranian foreign minister, in a phone conversation with Josep Borrell, the European Union Foreign Policy Chief, says any military coalition in the Red Sea against Yemen will fail to acieve its declared goals.

EU mulls launching naval mission in the Red Sea in less than a month

The European Union Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has stated he expects the bloc’s foreign ministers to sign off on a naval mission protecting shipping lanes in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden when they meet on 19 February.

Yemen’s Houthis say struck US commercial ship in Red Sea

The Houthis in Yemen have targeted an American commercial vessel bound for Israel in their continued support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, subject to Israel’s onslaught.

US threats won’t deter Yemen from keeping up Red Sea operations: Houthis

Mohammad Ali al-Houthi, a member of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, has stated the US threats against the war-torn country will not deter it from continuing its operations in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, under a genocidal war by Israel.

Iran says Tehran, Beijing share same views on Red Sea tensions

Iran and China believe that the recent developments in the Red Sea are attributed to the spillover from the cruelty being inflicted on Gaza, Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Nasser Kanaani has stated. He was responding to a recent report claiming that China had asked Iran to help rein in Yemeni strikes on ships or risk harming business ties with Beijing.

Britain’s Royal Navy admits to ‘lack of capability’ to target Yemeni positions in Red Sea: Report

Britain’s Royal Navy has reportedly admitted to a "lack of capability” and necessary missiles to target the positions of Yemen’s forces in the Red Sea, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

UN says freight via Suez Canal down 45%

Freight through the Suez Canal has plummeted by 45% in the two months since Houthis' attacks on vessels in the Red Sea forced shipping companies to divert shipments, sending shockwaves through global supply chains, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), has reported.

US presses China to rein in Iran for backing Yemen’s Houthis: Report

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has pressed Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to persuade Tehran to cease its support for Yemen's Houthis attacking commercial ships in the Red Sea in support of Gaza, Reuters reported, citing a senior White House official. Iran says Yemen is an “independent country” that acts “based on its assessment".

US attacks Yemen after Houthis military operation against UK vessel

The United States has launched air strikes against Yemen, hours after a British oil tanker was targeted with a missile and set alight in the Gulf of Aden while transiting the Red Sea.

Houthis say struck British oil ship in Gulf of Aden

Naval forces of the Houthi movement in Yemen attacked a British oil ship in the Gulf of Aden on Friday, and the vessel caught fire after it was hit by a missile, Yemen's military spokesman Yahya Saree has stated.

Yemen’s Houthis say their missile hit US warship, Washington denies

Yemen's Houthis have claimed at least one of the missiles fired from Yemen on Wednesday afternoon struck an American warship in the Red Sea and forced two US-owned commercial vessels to retreat. The US Central Command claimed that all the incoming projectiles had been shot down, however.

UAE recruited al-Qaeda militants to carry out assassinations in Yemen: Report

A new BBC investigation has found that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recruited former Al-Qaeda members "to provide security" in Yemen, and funded American mercenaries to carry out political assassinations in the war-torn country.

EU agrees on naval mission in Red Sea against Yemen

Foreign ministers of the European Union have reached a tentative deal to start a naval mission in the Red Sea, EU foreign policy head Josep Borrell has announced, after a ministerial meeting in Brussels.

US, UK announce new strikes on Yemen’s Houthis over Red Sea shipping attacks

The United States and the United Kingdom have carried out a new round of air strikes on Houthi targets in Yemen as the armed group continues to target commercial shipping in the Red Sea in support of Palestine.

Houthis warn US against any violation of Yemen’s sovereignty, act of aggression

Yemen's Houthi movement has warned the United States and its allies against any violation of the country's sovereignty following US announced preparedness for sustained raids on Yemen.

UK says to upgrade missile system used against Houthi strikes in Red Sea

The UK’s military has announced plans to spend 405 million pounds ($514m) on upgrading a missile system being used to counter Houthi drone and missile attacks in the Red Sea against the Israeli-linked ships.

Egypt says holding talks with Yemen’s Houthis, Iran to reduce regional tensions

Egyptian officials are conducting talks with representatives from the Houthi group in Yemen as well as with Tehran in an attempt to reduce tensions in international waters, Arabic-language news outlet Al-Araby Al-Jadeed reported on Friday.

Houthis say US strikes on Yemen aimed at guarding Israel, not world

Yemen’s Houthi movement has condemned in the strongest terms the “unjustified” US air raids on the Yemeni territory, stressing they’re aimed at “guarding Israel, not the world".

Report: US conducts new airstrikes on Yemen

The United States reportedly launched a fresh wave of attacks against several targets across Yemen on Wednesday night, just hours after Washington designated the Houthi group as a terrorist organization.

IMF warns of “negative” impact if Red Sea disruption escalates due to Yemen’s strikes

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned about the impact of the Red Sea disruption on the global economy if the situation escalates over Yemen's attacks.

US re-designates Yemen’s Houthis as specially designated global terrorists

US President Joe Biden's administration on Wednesday re-designated the Yemeni movement Houthi as a specially designated global terrorist (SDGT) entity amid continued attacks by the Houthis in the Red Sea.

Biden to officially relist Yemen’s Houthis as terrorist group

The administration of US President Joe Biden is expected to re-designate the Yemeni Houthi group, as a global terrorist entity amid continued attacks in the Red Sea, a source familiar told CNN.

French president explains decision not to join US-led strikes on Houthis

French President Emmanuel Macron has said Paris did not join US-led airstrikes against the Houthis in Yemen to avoid escalation in the region.

Shell suspends Red Sea shipments amid fears of Houthi strikes

The British oil company Shell has suspended all shipments through the Red Sea indefinitely after the US and UK attacks against Yemen triggered fears of further escalation, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the decision.

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