Hamas releases video with two dead hostages The bodies are

Hamas releases video with two dead hostages: The bodies are two men, Noah is not there. US ship hit by missile

Jan 15, 2024 6:39:16 p.m

Hamas releases video of two dead hostages

Yossi Sharabi and Itay Svirsky, two of the three hostages in the video released by Hamas last night, have died. Noa Argamani, the kidnapped girl who appeared in the same video posted by the terrorist group on Telegram, makes this clear in a new video released this evening. In today's video – which has not been released in Israel – images of the two lifeless male hostages can be seen. According to Argamani's report, which could not be verified, the two were “killed in two separate Israeli bombings.”

Jan 15, 2024 6:13:22 p.m

US cargo ship hit, limited damage

The ship Gibraltar Eagle was hit by an “unidentified projectile” off the Yemeni coast. That's simply what US-based operator Eagle Bulk Shipping says, as the BBC reports. The ship, which transports steel products, “suffered limited damage to one hold but is stable and is leaving the area.” According to the information, there were no injuries among the crew. According to Centcom, Yemen's Houthis – which Iran is accused of supporting – fired an anti-ship missile against the ship from areas they control in the Arab country around 4 p.m. Sanaa time.

Jan 15, 2024 5:14:46 p.m

Red Sea, meeting between Tajani, Crosetto and Mantovano

In the afternoon, a coordination meeting between the Presidency of the Council and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defense took place at Palazzo Chigi to examine the main elements of the crisis in the wider Mediterranean and in particular the shipping security situation in the Red Sea. The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani, the Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto and the Undersecretary of the Presidency Alfredo Mantovano compared the analyzes of their respective governments and agreed on the guidelines to be proposed at the next international meetings, in particular the Council for European Affairs on 22. January, during which the formation of a European naval force to protect merchant ships in the Red Sea will be discussed.

Jan 15, 2024 5:14:07 p.m

The USA: Our merchant ship was hit by a ballistic missile

It was an anti-ship missile fired by the Houthis in Yemen that hit the Gibraltar Eagle, a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship owned and operated by the US, in Sanaa at 4pm local time today. The American Central Command announced this on The ship reported no injuries or significant damage and continued its journey. Two hours earlier, U.S. forces intercepted an anti-ship ballistic missile that was fired at trade routes in the southern Red Sea, U.S. Central Command reported. The rocket fell in flight and crashed in Yemen, causing no injuries or damage.

01/15/2024 4:35:13 p.m

Meloni hears the Prime Minister of Lebanon: “Strengthening mediation”

“Today Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni held a telephone conversation with Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati.” This was reported by Palazzo Chigi and stated: “During the exchange of views, the latest developments in the ongoing crisis were addressed and the desire of both leaders was reiterated to prevent an escalation of the conflict in “To prevent Gaza.” In particular, President Meloni discussed how to strengthen the ongoing mediation between Lebanon and Israel, underlining Italy's maximum willingness to cooperate with all parties involved.

Jan 15, 2024 4:08:15 p.m

Sunak: “We will not hesitate to attack the Houthis again”

The UK “will not hesitate” to take new measures against the Houthis to protect the security of British interests in the Red Sea. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said this during a visit to Essex. “We are facing an escalation in the series of Houthi attacks on merchant vessels, including an attack on a Royal Navy warship,” he added, calling it “unacceptable.” London's military action last week was a “last resort” intended to “de-escalate tensions in the region” and “restore stability.”

Jan 15, 2024 3:52:12 p.m

The ship hit off the coast of Aden is American

The ship hit by a missile was an American bulk carrier flying the Marshall Islands flag off the coast of Yemen. This was announced by the British maritime safety company Ambrey, saying that the missile caused a fire in the hold, but the ship was able to continue sailing. According to Ambrey, there are no casualties and the ship has no ties to Israel.

Ambrey identified the stricken vessel as the Eagle Gibraltar, a Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier operated by Eagle Bulk, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company based in Connecticut. The company did not respond to repeated requests for comment, the Guardian reports, and there are no claims yet, although suspicion is focused on the Houthis. The U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based Fifth Fleet has not yet responded to a request for comment.

Jan 15, 2024 3:36:37 p.m

Yemeni source: Houthis target ship heading to Israel

The troops of the Houthis, a group that controls large areas of Yemen, have targeted an Israel-bound ship in the Red Sea. A Yemeni military source underscored this to al-Jazeera after Britain's Maritime Trade Operations Agency (Ukmto) reported that a ship was hit by a missile off the coast of a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen. According to the military source, the attack was launched after the ship rejected warnings sent to it.

Jan 15, 2024 3:25:46 p.m

Ship hit by missile off Yemen

A ship was hit by a missile off the coast of a Houthi-controlled area in Yemen. This was reported by the British Maritime Commercial Operations Agency (Ukmto) on Social Media X, reporting that the “attack” took place off the coast of the port city of Aden.

Jan 15, 2024 3:08:43 p.m

GB: Accident off the coast of Aden

The British Maritime Trade Operations Agency (UKMTO) has reported an “incident” off the coast of the port city of Aden in southern Yemen. The post on the social network

Jan 15, 2024 2:59:53 p.m

Hamas releases new video of the three hostages: “Are you still alive?”

Hamas has published a new video of the three hostages on Telegram, which was shown for the first time yesterday. In this current film, the faces of Noa Argamani, Yossi Sharabi and Itay Svirsky move like they do in slot machine games. And they are accompanied by the inscription “What do you think?” Are you still alive? All dead? or some alive, some dead?” And immediately after, Hamas claims: “Tonight we will inform you of their fate.”

Jan 15, 2024 2:55:44 p.m

Two US Navy Seals are missing in the Gulf of Aden

Two US Navy Seals have disappeared after falling into the sea during an operation to search for weapons for Yemen. This was reported by Sky News, highlighting that the disappearance occurred during an attack on a small ship off the coast of Somalia, according to US officials telling NBC. The two sailors searched boats in the Gulf of Aden for illegal goods such as weapons or drugs, but were not part of the international mission to protect ships from attacks by Yemen's Houthis in the Red Sea. The sailors were trying to board a small traditional vessel, a so-called dhow, last Thursday evening when one of them fell, the officials said anonymously. A second sailor intervened to save the first, as protocol required, and both disappeared. Sea and air search and rescue operations continue over the waters on the fourth day since the sailors landed at sea. “For operational security reasons, we will not release any further information until the personnel recovery operation is complete,” said a statement from U.S. Central Command, which oversees the military in the Middle East and parts of Asia. “Out of respect for the families affected, we will not be releasing any further information about the missing staff at this time,” he added, according to Sky News.

01/15/2024 09:47:24

Qatar stops transporting gas through the Red Sea

Qatar has suspended sending tankers carrying liquefied natural gas through the Bab el-Mandeb Strait after US-led airstrikes on Houthi targets in Yemen raised risks to the vital waterway. Bloomberg says so. At least five Qatari-operated LNG ships have been stopped since Friday, according to ship tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. A prolonged supply halt from Europe's second-largest LNG supplier poses risks, especially as winter weather grips the continent.

01/15/2024 07:37:40

Houthis, missile aimed at US warship

The Houthis fired a cruise missile at one destroyer Americans in the southern Red Sea. The United States Central Command (Centcom) announced this in a statement on X, saying that the missile was fired near the port city of Hodeidah in Yemen. No casualties or damage were reported. Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam described the use of the “enemy” aircraft as a clear violation of Yemen’s national sovereignty.