The Houthis have been attempting since February to capture oil-rich Marib to consolidate their control over the northern part of war-torn Yemen.
The Pentagon’s reduction of US troops and military hardware in the Middle East shows a reorientation of the Biden administration’s priorities in the region.
Sources with the internationally recognised government say that 16 soldiers from their ranks were killed, including six officers.
Fishermen say they recovered 25 bodies after the boat they were travelling on capsized in the waters of the Ras al Ara area in southern province of Lahij.
The Arab world’s poorest country has been in the midst of a perpetual humanitarian disaster for years but the situation can get even worse.
Information minister has written in a Twitter post that the Houthis fired two ballistic missiles and two armed drones and had hit a mosque, a commercial centre and a women's correctional facility as well as ambulances rushing to the scene.
Meanwhile, the United States announced sanctions on what it called members of a smuggling network that generates tens of millions of dollars for Yemen's Houthis.
No country has claimed Mayun Island military base but Israeli military intelligence news site says the construction is a "UAE military project" meant to control shipping in strategic Bab al Mandeb strait.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's tone has shifted drastically with regards to Iran, and it bodes well for the whole region.
The two rivals held first direct talks in years, but experts say several sticking points remain.
Saudi officials say a "booby-trapped boat was dealt and destroyed" off the coast of Yanbu port but according to two private maritime security firms a ship might have been "attacked".
The city of Marib and its surrounding oil fields make up the last significant pocket of government-held territory in the north, the rest of which is under Houthi rebel control, including the capital Sanaa.
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