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Yemeni Rebel Boat Attack Thwarted: Saudi-Led Coalition
The Saudi-led military coalition said it intercepted an unmanned boat rigged with explosives that was launched from Yemen by Iran-linked Huthi rebels, the kingdom’s state media reported.
The attack comes amid soaring regional tensions with Iran following twin attacks on key Saudi oil facilities, which knocked out half the kingdom’s production and sent energy markets into a tailspin.
More Than 1,000 Rescues as Storm Imelda Soaks Texas
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey two years ago.
Officials in Harris County, which includes Houston, said there had been a combination of at least 1,000 high-water rescues and evacuations to get people to shelter. More than 900 flights were canceled or delayed in Houston.