Iran says missiles strike its oil tanker off Saudi Arabia

Asia & Pacific 10/11/19, 12:24

Iran said Friday two missiles struck one of its oil tankers traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia, a mysterious assault not immediately corroborated that still spiked oil prices amid months of heightened tensions at sea across the wider Mideast. There was no acknowledgement of the incident ...

Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics

Enviroment 04/02/19, 06:29

An Egyptian province on the Red Sea will impose a ban on disposable plastics, prohibiting everything from single use straws to plastic bags in an effort to fight pollution and protect the environment, its governor said Tuesday.The ban will apply to restaurants, supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies and on cruise ships ...

Northern Red Sea coral reefs may survive a hot, grim future

Asia & Pacific 02/20/19, 01:47

As the outlook for coral reefs across a warming planet grows grimmer, scientists in Israel have discovered a rare glimmer of hope: The corals of the northern Red Sea may survive, and even thrive, into the next century.The carbon dioxide that humans pump into the atmosphere spikes the temperature and ...

Yemen’s UN cease-fire monitors arrive in port of Hodeida

Asia & Pacific 12/23/18, 11:31

A U.N. team led by a Dutch officer arrived Sunday at Hodeida to monitor a cease-fire that went into force in the Red Sea port city where Yemen's civil war rivals been fighting for months, according to security officials and witnesses.The team, led by Maj. Gen. Patrick Cammaert, had earlier ...

UN: Majority of locals in Yemen’s Hodeida fled amid clashes

World 11/09/18, 11:14

Most of the population of Yemen's Hodeida has been forced to flee amid a Saudi-led coalition offensive to take the key Red Sea port city from Shiite rebels, the United Nations' refugee agency said Friday, as fierce battles continue to rage in the area.Nearly three quarters of Hodeida's estimated 600,000 ...

Over 150 killed in weekend violence around Yemen’s Hodeida

World 11/04/18, 12:53

Fighting has escalated around Yemen's key port city of Hodeida, with more than 150 combatants killed over the weekend from both the rebel and government-backed sides, officials said Sunday. Airstrikes and naval artillery pounded rebel positions around the Red Sea costal city, where government backed-troops are launching a major ground assault ...

PHOTOS: Fishermen risk death in Yemen’s violent waters

World 10/25/18, 02:31

Every time Ammar Ahmed heads out to sea, he thinks about the helicopter.Earlier this month, after three days without a catch, he and eight other Yemeni fishermen decided to take their small boat into deeper waters, closer to the invisible boundary off the Red Sea coast enforced by the Saudi-led ...

Key battle in Yemen’s war risks tipping country into famine

World 10/04/18, 02:30

With American backing, the United Arab Emirates has resumed an all-out offensive aimed at capturing Yemen's most vital port, Hodeida, where Shiite rebels are digging in to fight to the last man. Thousands of civilians are caught in the middle, trapped by minefields and barrages of mortars and airstrikes.In this ...

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