Israel says Houthi seized cargo ship in Red Sea

Israel's military said on Sunday the Houthi rebel group in Yemen has seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea near Yemen. It says the ship was heading from Turkey to India.

The Prime Minister's Office of Israel says the cargo ship is owned by a British company and operated by a Japanese company.

It says the ship is carrying 25 people, including those from Ukraine, Bulgaria and the Philippines, and that no Israelis were on board.

The Houthis, backed by Iran, have been launching ballistic and other missiles at Israel. The group has also warned it will target Israeli ships in the Red Sea.