Red Sea Attacks on Ships Spark Safety Concerns for Sailors

[ad_1] LONDON (Reuters) – Commercial ships face increasing dangers at sea after armed groups have attacked and seized vessels in waters around the Red Sea and off the coast of Yemen, adding to perils for seafarers, shipping officials said on Wednesday. An attempted hijacking of a commercial vessel in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday … Read more

Qatari Delegation Discusses Possible Truce Extension With Israel

[ad_1] CAIRO (Reuters) – A Qatari delegation visited Israel on Saturday to discuss a possible extension of a four-day truce between Hamas and Israel that started on Friday, an official briefed on the visit said. The Qatari operations team also coordinated with Israeli officials to ensure the truce and hostage releases continue smoothly, the official … Read more

US Reviewing Possible ‘Terrorist’ Designations for Houthis

[ad_1] By Jonathan Landay and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is reviewing “potential terrorist designations” for Yemen’s Houthi rebel group in response to its seizure of a cargo ship, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby said on Tuesday. Kirby’s comment was significant because one of the Biden administration’s first acts after … Read more

Iran Denies Involvement in Red Sea Ship Seizure by Yemen’s Houthis

[ad_1] DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran denied Israeli claims that it was involved in the seizure of a British-owned and Japanese-operated cargo ship in the southern Red Sea by Yemen’s Houthis, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nasser Kanaani said on Monday at a press conference. “We have said multiple times that resistance groups in the region act independently … Read more