US Navy Beefs Up Red Sea Presence

Responding to a growing number of dangerous incidents in waters around Yemen, the U.S. Navy is expanding its presence in the Red Sea, especially around the Bab el-Mandeb strait at the southern entrance to the waterway. The destroyer Cole was tasked Feb. 3 with patrolling in the region, days after a suicide boat attack by […]


Yemen Seeks Tighter Coordination After U.S. Raid

Yemeni officials pushed for stronger counterterror cooperation with the U.S. after an American commando raid last month on an al Qaeda stronghold in Yemen resulted in casualties, but denied a report that they had revoked permission to conduct such raids. Ahmed Bin Mubarak, Yemen’s ambassador to Washington, said Wednesday his government hadn’t withdrawn permission for […]

Gulf-backed Yemeni Forces Push into Red Sea Coast City: Officials

Yemeni army forces backed by Gulf Arabs fought their way into the Red Sea coast city of al-Mokha on Monday, military officials said, pushing out Iran-allied Houthi militia. A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen’s civil war nearly two years ago to back President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi after he was ousted from […]