US military targets Houthi radar sites in Yemen after a merchant sailor goes missing

The U.S. military unleashed a wave of attacks targeting radar sites operated by Yemen’s Houthi rebels after one merchant sailor went missing and the vessel he was on caught fire in the latest Houthi strike on shipping in the crucial Red Sea corridor, authorities said.

US prepares to temporarily remove Gaza pier due to sea conditions, official says

The U.S. military is preparing to temporarily remove its humanitarian pier off the coast of Gaza because of anticipated sea conditions, a U.S. official said on Friday, the latest challenge to the effort that has been hampered by bad weather since it was put into place in May.

In the search for hostages, U.S. is Israel’s key intelligence partner

The Israeli rescue operation that resulted in 4 hostages being evacuated from Gaza but killed hundreds of Palestinians was enabled by U.S. intelligence. After the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, The U.S. increased intelligence collection on Hamas and has served as Israel’s most important partner in intelligence-gathering throughout the war.

US military says it destroyed Houthi patrol boats, drone

The U.S. military said on Thursday it destroyed two Houthi patrol boats, one uncrewed surface vessel and one drone over the Red Sea in its latest effort to degrade the capabilities of the Iran-backed group.

US imposes sanctions on Israeli group that attacked Gaza aid

Washington imposed sanctions on an Israeli group on Friday for attacking humanitarian aid convoys bound for starving civilians in Gaza, U.S. officials said.

Israeli jets strike targets in Lebanon after missile barrage hits northern areas

Israeli jets and artillery hit targets in southern Lebanon on Friday after dozens of missiles were launched towards northern Israel, the military said as an escalation in cross-border strikes continued for a third day.

US Navy faces its most intense combat since World War II against Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels

The U.S. Navy prepared for decades to potentially fight the Soviet Union, then later Russia and China, on the world’s waterways. But instead of a global power, the Navy finds itself locked in combat with a shadowy, Iran-backed rebel group based in Yemen.

US pier in Gaza facing its latest challenge — whether UN will keep delivering aid

The U.S.-built pier to bring food to Gaza is facing one of its most serious challenges yet. The United Nations is deciding if it can keep safely delivering supplies from the U.S. sea route to starving Palestinians.

Discover Bahrain’s heritage through a visit to its eclectic national museum​

The collection at the Bahrain National Museum in Manama spans more than 6,000 years of the history of what is today Bahrain. The exhibits trace the island nation’s evolution from ancient civilization to its modern, thriving economic hub. 

Minnesota man who joined Islamic State group is sentenced to 10 years in prison

A Minnesota man who once fought for the Islamic State group in Syria after becoming radicalized expressed remorse and wept in court as he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors factored into their recommendation a lower sentence than the statutory maximum of 20 years. The 27-year-old was among several Minnesotans suspected of leaving the U.S. to join the Islamic State group.