The Houthi rebels are already winners in the current Red Sea confrontation, observers say. Thanks to US strikes, they have boosted their own legitimacy in Yemen and further afield. Even critics have praised them.
For tightrope-walking Saudi Arabia, the UN-brokered peace plan offers the much-desired exit option from the war in Yemen. But some have said the Houthis stand to gain in power.
The militant group based in northern Yemen are on one side of the country's long-running civil war. Now, they're threatening maritime traffic on the Red Sea. Who are the Houthis? And what do they want?
On November 19, Yemen's Houthi rebels hijacked an Israeli-linked cargo ship in the Red Sea, taking 25 of its crew members hostage. Some social media users are sharing a photo purportedly showing that the cargo ship was carrying weapons. We tell you where this photo really comes from in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The hijacking of the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea is a further escalation by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in their support of Hamas. Yet it's unlikely the militia will be a severe threat to Israel.
The hijacking of the Galaxy Leader cargo ship in the Red Sea is a further escalation by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in their support of Hamas. Yet it's unlikely the militia will be a serious threat to Israel.
Aerial attacks by the Iran-backed militia are unlikely to reach Israel at the moment, but analysts worry about anti-ship missiles and regional instability.