Yemen's Houthi rebels sink ship, impacting global inflation and aid

The Independent March 2, 2024, 02:00 PM UTC

Summary: A ship attacked by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, the Rubymar, has sunk in the Red Sea after taking on water for days. The sinking could affect global inflation and aid shipments to the region. The vessel, carrying fertilizer and fuel, posed an ecological threat. The Houthis have targeted ships in the Red Sea since November, demanding Israel stop combat operations in Gaza. Despite U.S.-led airstrikes, the rebels remain capable of significant attacks.

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