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Lebanese fears of Israel escalation amid maritime border row

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah’s speech on Wednesday night, in which he ratcheted up tensions with Israel, has raised fresh fears in Lebanon over possible escalations with its southern neighbour.

US, Netherlands back UN aim to raise $144 million for Yemen’s Safer tanker emergency operation

The US and the Netherlands support UN efforts to address and avert the economic, environmental, and humanitarian threats posed by Yemen’s Safer oil tanker in the Red Sea region.

The increasing complexity of maritime security in the Red Sea

The US last month established a new Combined Task Force 153 within the Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East to focus on the Red Sea. The new task force reflects growing international interest..

Yemen army destroys 2 Houthi explosive boats in Red Sea

Yemen’s army destroyed two explosives-laden boats launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia at a target near the country’s north-western region on the Red Sea.

Explosive laden boat intercepted offshore Hodeidah

The Saudi led Coalition reportedly destroyed an explosive laden boat in the Southern Red Sea. 

Houthis renege on new deal to prevent Red Sea oil spill disaster

The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen on Sunday reneged on a deal to head off an environmental disaster in the Red Sea, only hours after reaching an agreement with the UN.

Arab coalition destroys explosives-laden Houthi boat in southern Red Sea

Arab coalition destroys explosives-laden Houthi boat in southern Red Sea  

Japan extends $26m in grant aid to boost Djiboutian maritime security

Japan has extended grant aid worth nearly 3 billion yen (about $26 million) to Djibouti under the “Marine Security Capacity Improvement Plan”.  

Iran’s navy prevents pirate attack in Gulf of Aden

An Iranian warship on Saturday prevented an attack by pirates against two oil tankers that it was escorting in the Gulf of Aden, the country’s naval chief said. “Navy commandos were successful in..

Arab coalition destroys two Houthi booby-trapped boats in Salif

The Arab coalition confirmed on Monday it had destroyed two booby-trapped boats of the Houthi militia in the Salif region and thwarted an imminent attack.