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Analysts have said the dispute in the Gulf that erupted last year between Qatar and Turkey on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the other risks exacerbating an already explosive security situation on both sides of the Gulf of Aden. Against this backdrop, Somalia's parliament unanimously ...
Today, this is where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden. But 90,000 years ago, there would have been a large river and an extensive fertile area that welcomed plants, animals and even humans. “Tracing the evolution and geographic dispersal of the human lineage is rather like connecting pitifully few ...

Analysts have said the dispute in the Gulf that erupted last year between Qatar and Turkey on the one hand and Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the other, risks exacerbating an already explosive security situation on both sides of the Gulf of Aden. Against this backdrop, Somalia's parliament unanimously ...
During the ship's transit of the Gulf of Aden, the ship will likely encounter many small fishing boats. If any of the boats sail in the direction of the cruise ship, the ship will change its course, or will weave from side to side to discourage them from getting to close. The letter goes on to say that in the unlikely ...
Another fleet of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) ships out on Thursday to continue its escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and the waters off Somalia. The 29th convoy fleet started their mission on Thursday from Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang Province, and will replace the 28th convoy fleet so ...
The East African Rift Valley stretches over 3,000km from the Gulf of Aden in the north towards Zimbabwe in the south, splitting the African plate into two unequal parts: the Somali and Nubian plates. Activity along the eastern branch of the rift valley, running along Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, became ...

Following a number of violent incidents in the waters off Yemen, a coalition of 31 nations established in September last year a Maritime Security Transit Corridor (MSTC) to protect merchant shipping through the Gulf of Aden, the Bab al-Mandab strait, the Southern Red Sea and associated waters. In January ...
In addition to deliberate attacks on ships, military or commercial, the Houthis have also been employing improvised naval mines near the Mandeb Strait, a major trade route that links the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. These weapons pose a more indiscriminate threat and could help the group make good on ...
East Africa is tearing itself apart, quite literally. On March 19 a crack several kilometres long suddenly appeared in southwest Kenya, causing a main road to cave in. Heavy rainfall was thought to be to blame for washing away volcanic ash and exposing the split, but the crack was a dramatic sign of how the ...
A large phytoplankton bloom was seen by a NASA satellite in February in the Gulf of Aden. The bloom stretched all the way from the coast of ... That isn't Photoshop in the photo above – that's a real phytoplankton bloom in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and Somalia. The winter bloom was captured Feb.
Munmu the Great, a South Korean warship that had been involved in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, had been sent to the nearby sea, it said. “We are closely coordinating with local countries including Ghana, Nigeria, Togo and Benin as well as the US and the EU to locate our nationals and ...
Currently, the Eastern African Rift Valley stretches over 3,000 km from the Gulf of Aden in the north towards Zimbabwe in the south, dividing the African plate into two unequal parts: the Somali and Nubian plates. The giant, gaping crack in southwestern Kenya is situated along the eastern branch of the rift ...
Skipper Louise Turner, engineer Lachin, their children Siara, 11, and Kai, 4, and their cat Spook on their catamaran AraKai. “We were essentially sitting ducks,” Ms Turner said of the moment they spied a pirate skiff zeroing in on their catamaran AraKai in the Gulf of Aden, off Yemen. “We were at the wrong ...
The East African Rift Valley stretches over 3,000km from the Gulf of Aden in the north towards Zimbabwe in the south, splitting the African plate into two unequal parts: the Somali and Nubian plates. Activity along the eastern branch of the rift valley, running along Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, became ...
Political upheavals at either the north or south end of the Red Sea could temporarily suspend ship traffic sailing between the Mediterranean Sea and Gulf of Aden. Depending on location of Asian ports of origin and northern hemisphere climate conditions, some ships may sail via Cape Town to European or ...
The U.N. refugee agency reports the number of people arriving on the coast of Yemen after being smuggled across the treacherous Gulf of Aden from the Horn of Africa has more than doubled this year. At the same time, the UNHCR says the number of deaths has gone down by half. Lisa Schlein reports for ...
A budding dispute over plans to develop a port in Somaliland risks destabilizing the Horn of Africa region, the semi-autonomous territory's foreign minister said. Saad Ali Shire's comments raise the stakes in a standoff between Somaliland and Somalia, which this month declared the planned harbor illegal.

The Dutch flexible support ship HDMS Absalon (L 16), right, the guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) and the guided-missile destroyer USS Mahan (DDG 72) transit the Gulf of Aden. Absalon arguably has a far more capable close-in weapon system than the Aegis warships. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass ...
The Italian ambassador was speaking while aboard the Italian frigate Carlo Margottini, which docked at King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam to perform security duties against pirates in the Gulf of Aden from April to August. He said the arrival of the Italian frigates, FREMM and Carlo Margotini, to the port of ...
Offering easy access to the Gulf of Aden and to key oil supply and trade routes, the port nation is strategically valuable. China's relationship with the country's president Ismail Omar Guelleh has led some to believe that Beijing is looking to kick out France, Japan, Italy and the US, who pay top dollar for ...
Despite these dangers, the number of migrants travelling across the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea to Yemen rises steadily, to 117,000 in 2016 from 92,000 in 2015, according to UNHCR. Khaled al-Elwany, a local official who until recently oversaw deportation of migrants back to their home countries, says up to ...
After pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel last year near Bosasso, a major seaport in Puntland, Somalia, local authorities observed that the offending boat was casting nets without a license. While piracy has diminished since 2008-2012, when these waters became some of the most lawless in the world ...
Somali pirates have returned as illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing continues in the Gulf of Aden, between Yemen and the Horn of Africa, News Security Beat reported. While piracy has diminished since 2008-2012, when these waters became some of the most lawless in the world, a spate of ...
Displaced Yemenis talk about the long and difficult escape from Yemen's civil war, which has led some to the nearby country of Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email. Get The Stories That Grabbed Us This Week. Delivered to your inbox, these are the NPR stories you don't want ...
Oil from the Gulf area destined for Northeast Asia is transported through places like the Gulf of Aden, Strait of Hormuz, Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea, Gulf of Thailand, Strait of Malacca, and South China Sea before reaching its destination. Besides adverse natural conditions, ...
UAE government officials could not immediately be reached for comment - but the UAE has committed to invest hundreds of million dollars in recent years in the territory on a strategically important stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Aden. The UAE began construction last year of a base on a site at the airport ...
Djibouti provides easy access to the nearby Suez Canal via the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb and it's one of only two countries to border both the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden — the other being the war-torn country of Yemen. Djibouti is also politically stable, with a continuous central government since they ...
Al-Nashri stands accused of masterminding the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the Gulf of Aden that resulted in the deaths of 17 Americans. It's possible that owing to torture, he may never be successfully tried and convicted in a court of law. Third, and perhaps most regrettably for our democracy, ...
The Chinese also paid for and built the railway line connecting Addis Ababa with the port in Djibouti on the Gulf of Aden. File 20180313 30994 11ise0q.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Addis Ababa during his African tour. EPA-EFE. While in Addis Ababa, the US secretary of state also ...
The company plans to invest $442 million developing Berbera on the Gulf of Aden shipping route, and has retained a majority 51-percent share in the port. The remaining 30 percent is owned by Somaliland's government. Somaliland's Foreign Minister Sacad Ali Shire defended both the initial deal with DP ...
Greek owned containership buzzed by two skiffs, but presence of Japanese navy scares them off. March 7th, 2018 02:21 GMT. by Dale Wainwright. Published in Casualties. A Greek-owned ultra-large containership has had a close encounter with pirates during a recent transit of the Gulf of Aden. The incident involved the ...
Since 2008, its navy has participated in anti-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. Closer to home, China has in recent years built artificial islands -- some with airstrips -- capable of hosting military installations in the South China Sea, inflaming tensions with its Southeast Asian ...
The Doraleh Container Terminal, which will now be operated by the state-owned Doraleh Container Terminal Management Company, is central to the region's economy, as 95 percent of Ethiopia's imports come through Djibouti. In addition, its strategic location between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden on ...
China built its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, at the bottleneck where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, not unlike Iran's strategic position along the Strait of Hormuz. Half of China's oil imports are shipped through this naval passage that its base overlooks. But the base is also just a few miles from a ...
He added without going into detail that collaboration extends to preventing the laying of mines in the waterway connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden in Yemen, not simply sweeping for explosives. Sixty to 70 ships, primarily oil tankers, pass through the chokepoint daily. In addition to the danger of ...
“The establishment of the base will help Chinese vessels' escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and Somalia, and international obligations such as humanitarian rescue missions. It also stimulates the social and economic development of Djibouti,” said Geng Shuang, Spokesman for the Chinese Foreign ...
At the beginning of 2017, movement from Yemen was primarily influenced by the ongoing conflict that left approximately 2 million internally displaced people. However, the numbers of migrants arriving into Yemen from the Horn of Africa via the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden, were slightly ...
What is mystery in this great diplomatic achievement is not so much India's quiet diplomatic triumph in now having a naval presence at the mouth of the Red Sea and the vital maritime route from Indian Ocean to Mediterranean through the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea but also big blow to China's move to ...
The Gulf of Aden -- near Yemen and close to the world's fourth-biggest chokepoint for oil transit, the Bab el-Mandab strait -- is a strategic energy route for Middle Eastern crude oil. Yemen is currently enduring a civil war which erupted in September 2014, when the Houthi militia overran much of the country, ...
The Turkish Parliament has extended the deployment of its forces in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia and the Red Sea for one more year, the Middle East Monitor reported . Yemen is currently enduring a civil war which erupted in September 2014, when Houthi rebels took over the capital city, Sana'a. A Saudi-led ...
Turkey's parliament on Wednesday okayed the extension of Turkish forces serving in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, and the Arabian Sea. Parliament ratified a motion extending authorization of the deployment through Feb. 10, 2019. Since it was first approved by parliament in 2008, the Prime Ministry motion for ...
Analysts have said the complex standoff risks exacerbating an already explosive security situation on both sides of the Gulf of Aden, where militant groups launch regular attacks. The central Somali government said on Wednesday it was taking over a military training program run by the UAE. Days later the ...
It's latest push was assisted by a number of factors. These included a shift in the UAE's military focus in Yemen and Ethiopian assurances of more trade and some financing to upgrade the port. Ethiopia's diplomatic push – which coincided with developments across the Gulf of Aden – finally got it the result it ...
Abdi said the UAE base will guarantee economic development and security for Somaliland and also deter extremist groups in the region, Reuters journalist Alex Cornwell reported. Somaliland, on Africa's Gulf of Aden coast, broke away from Somalia in 1991 but is not internationally recognized. However ...
Moderate earthquake - Western Gulf Of Aden - April 15, 2018. Created April 16, 2018 Last update April 16, 2018 08:11 By Armand Vervaeck. Have you felt the shaking? If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. Using our EQ Report iOS or Android app would even be ...
In the northern seashore of the Gulf of Aden we have the Iranian- backed Yemeni Houtis that are now fighting against Yemeni government and some members of the GCC countries. On the eastern border of Somaliland, we have the Somalia-based Islamist militant group, Al-Shabaab. Thus far, Somaliland ...
Muscat: The International Space Station (ISS) is expected to pass over parts of Oman early in the morning on Monday, and can be seen with the naked eye. On its current trajectory, the ISS is expected to fly over Oman from the south, near Salalah and the Gulf of Aden, at about 5:30 am, before passing over ...
Consulate sources said the ship was on maritime deployment for counterterrorism and anti-piracy patrol in the Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and was on a goodwill visit to Jeddah port for four days. Earlier Captain Bukhari paid courtesy visits to Rear Admiral Abdullah Bin Mutlaq, Saudi Western ...
Dutch shipowners with vessels passing regularly through areas frequented by pirates will now be able to carry their own security guards who are permitted to carry arms and fire if necessary. A majority of MPs, including the coalition Christian party ChristenUnie, voted for the measure which was favoured by ...
But a strategic location in East Africa, where the Red Sea meets the Gulf of Aden, has made Djibouti an appealing spot for foreign military bases and a major player in regional politics. The United States, France, Japan, China and Italy each have bases in Djibouti, giving it an outsized footprint in a region ...


 

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