The Saudi-led coalition said it had destroyed four sites used in assembling remote-controlled boats and sea mines to help protect the freedom of maritime navigation, as they launched a military operation north of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah.
The fighting in Yemen's southern port city had seen the Saudi-backed government forces battle against the UAE-trained Security Belt Force, both of which have been fighting Houthi rebels who seized the capital Sanaa in 2014.
The two sides meet in what is being seen as a sign of attempts to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf.
"It's very much to do with moving from what I would call a military-first strategy to a peace-first strategy," according to one UAE official. Diplomats said Abu Dhabi preferred to have its forces on hand should US-Iran tensions escalate further.
Houthis attacked Abha airport in southern Saudi Arabia, the Saudi-led coalition battling the rebel group in Yemen said. Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV reported the movement targeted Abha and Jizan airports with drones.
In a statement on its website, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said an RQ-4 Global Hawk type drone was shot down after entering Iranian airspace in the country's south. US military says it had no drone over Iranian territory.
As the first chief rabbi for Jewish migrants in the United Arab Emirates, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna could be used to smooth over its poor human rights record, say critics.
UNICEF said that militias allied with the Saudi-led coalition fired at Houthi-held positions in the hills surrounding the Yemeni city of Taiz, killing at least seven children.
The claim to have "liberated" Qatabah city in Yemen’s southern Dhale province comes as fighting escalated in the region over the past few weeks.
The US has deployed military equipment and pulled non-essential staff from its embassy in Iraq amid tensions with Iran.
Critics warn that warmer Gulf-Israel ties will hurt the Palestinians, who are under pressure to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for the Middle East.
Earlier this month, the US Congress had voted for the first time to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try to stop US involvement in a foreign conflict.
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