Saturday, 18th May 2024

Red Sea

4 Apr
In this Science segment, we take a look at the alleged sabotage of undersea cables in the Red Sea by Yemen's Houthi rebels, after an incident back in February. Washington says the cables were deliberately cut by the rebels to disrupt the global internet, but maritime experts believe it was an accident, and that the anchor of the sunken Rubymar cargo ship snagged the cables as it dragged along the seafloor. The Rubymar sank in early March after it was damaged by missiles fired by the Houthis on February 18.
25 Feb
German lawmakers approved a mandate for military participation in the EU Red Sea naval mission Aspides, aimed at providing safe passage for merchant vessels currently subject to attack from Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
20 Feb
US forces said they "conducted five self-defense strikes" to foil attacks from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen. The rebels have staged multiple assaults on merchant shipping since Israel's war with Hamas unfolded.
20 Feb
European warships and airborne early warning systems are being sent to the Red Sea in response to Houthi attacks on international shipping.
17 Feb
Global shipping companies are diverting valuable cargo around the African continent to avoid Houthi strikes in the Red Sea. But can coastal African nations seize the opportunity presented by the extra merchant traffic?
10 Feb
After attacks by Yemen's Houthi rebels on cargo ships in the Red Sea, the EU is set to deploy warships to relieve supply bottlenecks. It comes as the US and the UK strike Houthi targets.
4 Feb
Houthi attacks on Red Sea shipping are becoming a big problem for Egypt. Many vessels now avoid Red Sea routes and Egypt's Suez Canal, putting Cairo in a dilemma.
19 Jan
From Lebanon to Iraq and Syria, the ripple effects of the war between Israel and Hamas are being felt, but nowhere more so than Yemen. For months now, Houthi rebels there have been firing missiles at cargo ships in the Red Sea, prompting the US and UK to bomb targets inside Yemen this past weekend. FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr Elisabeth Kendall, a Yemen specialist at the University of Cambridge.
19 Jan
In response to Israel's war against Hamas, Iran- backed Houthi militants have been disrupting US commercial activities in the Red Sea by targeting US warships. Two videos circulating online claim to show Houthis firing missiles at US cargo ships from the Yemeni coast. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
14 Jan
Pentagon aware of reports of attack on US warship in the Red Sea — DW's Janelle Dumalaon reports
3 Jan
The Alborz warship has entered the Red Sea, where a US-led maritime coalition has been deployed to stop attacks from Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
29 Dec
The Red Sea has come under sustained attacks by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels, prompting the US to create a new force to protect vessels in the major shipping route amid the Israel-Hamas war.


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