IMPACT OF THE RISING APPREHENSIONS AROUND BAB-EL-MANDEB
"Houthi expansion threatens Yemen’s strategic Bab al-Mandab strait" – Financial Times
"Yemeni Rebels Strengthen Positions in Strait, Djibouti Says" – Bloomberg
"Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen just captured a military base along one of the world's major oil lanes" – Business Insider
"Yemen's Houthis enter base on Bab el-Mandeb strait - officials" – Reuters
What is Bab-el-Mandeb?
The Bab-el-Mandeb Strait is a strategically located port between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Erithrea on the Horn of Africa.
Why is it so important?