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The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. Its connection to the ocean is in the south, through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden. To its north lie the Sinai Peninsula, the Gulf of Aqaba, and the Gulf of Suez. It is underlain by the Red Sea Rift, which is part of the Great Rift Valley.
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Dubai imposes two-week lockdown as Gulf states step up coronavirus fightDubai imposed a two-week lockdown Saturday night and Saudi Arabia sealed off parts of the Red Sea city of Jeddah as Gulf states tightened measures in big cities to contain the spread of the..
Saudi authorities lock down several Jeddah neighborhoodsSaudi authorities announced a lockdown and a partial curfew in seven neighborhoods of the Red Sea city of Jeddah, starting on Saturday, as part of measures to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, the..
Saudi Arabia cancels 'Jeddah Season' festival over coronavirus: state TVSaudi Arabia canceled "Jeddah Season", a weeks-long entertainment and cultural festival in the Red Sea port city, as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, state television reported on..
Saudi-led coalition says it foiled Red Sea attack by Yemen's HouthisNaval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Sunday foiled an "imminent terrorist" attack by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in the southern Red Sea, a major commercial shipping..
Yemen's Houthis say they targeted Saudi Aramco facilities in JizanYemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Wednesday it had carried out operations targeting facilities belonging to Saudi Aramco in Jizan on the Red Sea, but there was no immediate confirmation from..
Yemen's Houthis say they will release seized ships if KoreanYemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said on Tuesday it would release vessels it had captured if they prove to be South Korean, after it seized a rig being towed by a Saudi tugboat in the southern Red..
Two South Koreans aboard vessel seized by Yemen's Houthis: ministry officialTwo South Korean nationals are on board one of the vessels seized by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement of Yemen in the southern end of the Red Sea, a South Korean foreign ministry official said on..
Yemen's Houthis seize three ships in Red Sea: Al Masirah TVYemen's Houthis seized three ships, including one belonging to Saudi Arabia, three miles off Uqban island at the south end of the Red Sea, the group's Al-Masirah TV said on Monday.
Saudi-led coalition says Yemen's Houthis seize ship in Red SeaThe Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Monday that the Iran-aligned Houthi movement had seized a vessel towing a South Korean drilling rig at the south end of the Red Sea.
Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition saysYemen's Houthi movement launched missiles and drones at the Red Sea port city of al-Mokha on Wednesday causing injuries and deaths, forces in the anti-Houthi military coalition said.
Yemeni warring parties set up joint ceasefire observation posts in Hodeidah portYemen's warring parties have set up joint frontline observation posts in the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Wednesday, the latest step in U.N. efforts to maintain a..
Damaged Iranian tanker enters Iranian territorial waters: IRNAAn Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea two weeks ago has entered Iranian territorial waters, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday, citing information from the National Iranian Tanker..
Iran urges diplomacy to lower tensions, but decries tanker incidentIran on Monday urged regional powers to use diplomacy to reduce tensions including Yemen's war, but cautioned that an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea last week had been hit by rockets and there..
Iran president says there is video footage of attack on Iranian tankerIran's President Hassan Rouhani said an Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea on Friday had been hit by at least two rockets, and there is video footage of the incident.
Saudi Arabia says it is not behind Iranian tanker struck in Red SeaA Saudi minister said on Sunday that Riyadh was not behind a suspected strike against an Iranian-owned oil tanker in the Red Sea, which Iranian state-run television said was hit on Friday by missiles..
Saudi Arabia says it received distress message from damaged Iranian tanker: SPASaudi Arabia said it received a distress message on Friday from a damaged Iranian tanker in the Red Sea but the vessel kept moving and switched off its transponder before it could provide assistance,..
Leakage from targeted Iran tanker halted as it heads for Gulf: Iranian mediaLeakage of cargo from an Iranian-owned oil tanker apparently hit by missiles in Red Sea waters off Saudi Arabia has been stopped as it heads for the Gulf, the semi-official Iranian news agency Mehr..
Iranian oil tanker hit off Saudi coast, may have been missiles: Iranian media reportsAn Iranian-owned oil tanker was struck, probably by missiles, in the Red Sea off Saudi Arabia's coast on Friday, Iranian media said, an incident that if confirmed will stoke tension in a region rattled..
Iran confirms attacks on Iranian oil tanker in Red Sea: TVIran's foreign ministry confirmed that an Iranian oil tanker was hit twice in the Red Sea on Wednesday, state TV reported, saying the Iran-owned Sabiti tanker was damaged.
Russia: too early to assign blame for explosion on Iranian tanker: RIARussia's foreign ministry on Friday said it was too early to assign blame for an explosion on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, the RIA news agency reported.
Iran tanker reported hit by missiles is heading for Iran: Refinitiv dataAn Iranian tanker, which Iran's oil company said was hit by missiles in the Red Sea, is headed towards Iran's Larak port in the Gulf, Refinitiv shipping data showed on Friday.
Iran says attacked oil tanker still in Red Sea, will change route: ISNAIran said it will change the route of its Sabiti oil tanker after the vessel was attacked by two missiles in the Red Sea near Saudi Arabia, Iran's Students News Agency ISNA reported.
Oil leak from Iran's Sabiti tanker under control: IRNAAn oil leak from the Iranian tanker Tehran said was targeted by two missiles in the Red Sea on Friday is under control, Iranian state news agency IRNA said.
Iranian oil tanker's crew are safe, situation stable on vessel: reportAll crew members of an Iranian oil vessel that was on fire in the Red Sea after an explosion are safe and the situation of the tanker is stable, Iran's Nour news agency reported on Friday.
Senior Iranian military adviser threatens broad response to any U.S. moveIran maintained its defiant stance against the United States in the wake of attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure claimed by a Tehran ally, saying on Friday it would resist any U.S. plots against it..
Arab coalition says foiled Houthi attack in Red Sea: TVThe Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement from Yemen's main port of Hodeidah, Al Arabiya TV said on Thursday.
Yemen's government starts indirect talks with southern separatists in Saudi Arabia: officialsYemeni government officials have begun indirect talks with United Arab Emirates-backed southern separatists in the Saudi Red Sea city of Jeddah to end fighting in Aden and other southern provinces, a..
Iran says oil tanker breaks down in Red SeaAn Iranian oil tanker has broken down in the Red Sea but the crew are safe and repairs are underway, Iran's state news agency IRNA reported on Wednesday.
Saudi Arabia moves to secure Yemen Red Sea ports after UAE drawdownSaudi Arabia's military in Yemen has moved in to secure two strategic Red Sea ports and the Bab al-Mandeb Strait after its leading ally the United Arab Emirates substantially reduced its presence..
Saudi says it foiled Houthi attack on ship in Red Sea, the group deniesNaval forces from the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen foiled an attempted attack on a commercial ship in the Red Sea by the Iran-aligned Houthi group, a military spokesman said on Monday.
Yemen's Houthis to allow U.N. to inspect ships in Hodeidah: sourcesYemen's Houthi movement and the United Nations have agreed on a mechanism to inspect ships docking at Hodeidah following the group's withdrawal from three Red Sea ports under a U.N.-sponsored deal, a..