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Anti-ship missile fired at US destroyer in Red Sea

US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced that on 14 January an anti-ship cruise missile was fired from an Iranian-backed Houthi area of Yemen toward USS Laboon (DDG 58), which was operating in the Southern Red...

US, UK strike Houthis targets in Yemen

US and UK forces attacked multiple sites used by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen late on Thursday, in response to Houthi attacks on commercial shipping and US and UK warships in the Red Sea. US...

Brazil steps up military presence on northern border amid Venezuela-Guyana tensions

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) of Brazil announced on Wednesday that it has increased its defensive measures along the northern border of the country due to a territorial dispute between its neighbouring countries, Guyana...

US Reaper UAV shot down near Yemen

A US MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down on Wednesday off the coast of Yemen, as claimed by a spokesperson for the Houthis in Yemen. The drone was operating in international airspace...

Israel’s Arrow air defence system intercepts ballistic missile

Israel's Arrow air defence system intercepted a ballistic missile on 31 October for the first time ever, in an attempted strike that is believed to have been launched from Yemen. The Israeli Defense Forces...

US increases force posture in Middle East amid rising tensions

The United States Department of Defense has taken significant steps to increase its force posture in the Middle East in response to recent escalations by Iran and its proxy forces in the region. The...