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Arm of the Indian Ocean between Arabia and Africa

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Red Sea: Arm of the Indian Ocean between Arabia and Africa
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To the north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez. The Red Sea is a Global 200 ecoregion. The sea is underlain by the Red Sea Rift which is part of the Great Rift Valley.

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Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if Korean

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red..
Reuters - Published

Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry official

Two South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Red Sea


Deserted oil tanker in Yemen: Houthis ask for help [Video]Deserted oil tanker in Yemen: Houthis ask for help

Yemen's Houthi rebels call for international assistance as a deserted oil tanker carrying more than a million barrels of oil leaks into Red Sea

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:47Published

 

Yemen's Houthis seize three ships in Red Sea: Al Masirah TV

Yemen's Houthis seized three ships, including one belonging to Saudi Arabia, three miles off Uqban island at the south end of the Red Sea, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red Sea

The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
Reuters - Published

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says

Yemen's Houthi movement launched missiles and drones at the Red Sea port city of al-Mokha on Wednesday causing injuries and deaths, forces in the anti-Houthi military coalition said.
Reuters - Published

Yemeni warring parties set up joint ceasefire observation posts in Hodeidah port

Yemen's warring parties have set up joint frontline observation posts in the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Wednesday, the latest step in U.N. efforts to maintain a..
Reuters - Published

Damaged Iranian tanker enters Iranian territorial waters: IRNA

An Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea two weeks ago has entered Iranian territorial waters, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday, citing information from the National Iranian Tanker..
Reuters - Published

Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incident

Iran on Monday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce tensions including Yemen's war, but cautioned that an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea last week had been hit by rockets and there..
Reuters - Published

Iran president says there is video footage of attack on Iranian tanker

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red Sea

A Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia says it received distress message from damaged Iranian tanker: SPA

Saudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its transponder before it could provide assistance,..
Reuters - Published

Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf: Iranian media

Leakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr..
Reuters - Published

Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iranian media reports

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled..
Reuters - Published

Iran confirms attacks on Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea: TV

Iran's foreign ministry confirmed that an Iranian oil tanker was hit twice in the Red Sea on Wednesday, state TV reported, saying the Iran-owned Sabiti tanker was damaged.
Reuters - Published

Iran says attacked oil tanker still in Red Sea, will change route: ISNA

Iran said it will change the route of its Sabiti oil tanker after the vessel was attacked by two missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Reuters - Published

Oil leak from Iran's Sabiti tanker under control: IRNA

An oil leak from the Iranian tanker Tehran said was targeted by two missiles in the Red Sea on Friday is under control, Iranian state news agency IRNA said.
Reuters - Published

Iran oil tanker hit by two missiles off Saudi coast: Iranian state media

An Iranian-owned oil tanker was hit by two missiles in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iran's state television reported, quoting the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) which owns the..
Reuters - Published

Iran tanker reported hit by missiles is heading for Iran: Refinitiv data

An Iranian tanker, which Iran's oil company said was hit by missiles in the Red Sea, is headed towards Iran's Larak port in the Gulf, Refinitiv shipping data showed on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Russia: too early to assign blame for explosion on Iranian tanker: RIA

Russia's foreign ministry on Friday said it was too early to assign blame for an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, the RIA news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Iranian oil tanker on fire after explosion off Saudi coast - reports

Reports say oil is spilling into the Red Sea following an explosion on the tanker.
BBC News - Published

Iranian oil tanker's crew are safe, situation stable on vessel: report

All crew members of an Iranian oil vessel that was on fire in the Red Sea after an explosion are safe and the situation of the tanker is stable, Iran's Nour news agency reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Senior Iranian military adviser threatens broad response to any U.S. move

Iran maintained its defiant stance against the United States in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure claimed by a Tehran ally, saying on Friday it would resist any U.S. plots against it..
Reuters - Published

Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea: TV

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's government starts indirect talks with southern separatists in Saudi Arabia: officials

Yemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces, a..
Reuters - Published

Iran says oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea

An Iranian oil tanker has broken down in the Red Sea but the crew are safe and repairs are underway, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen Red Sea ports after UAE drawdown

Saudi Arabia's military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence..
Reuters - Published

Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Red Sea ship attack, Houthis deny

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on an unidentified commercial ship in the southern Red Sea on Monday by the Iran-aligned Houthis, which the group..
Reuters - Published

Saudi says it foiled Houthi attack on ship in Red Sea, the group denies

Naval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Yemen's Houthis to allow U.N. to inspect ships in Hodeidah: sources

Yemen's Houthi movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at Hodeidah following the group's withdrawal from three Red Sea ports under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a..
Reuters - Published

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