Transportation Transportation 2020-05-20 UAE to launch first Arab probe to Mars in July The unmanned probe, named Hope, will be 'the first interplanetary exploration undertaken by an Arab nation', according to state media. Transportation 2020-02-25 Houthi-issued passports cause problems for Yemeni travelers Irregularly issued passports have been facilitating the passage of Houthi allies, including Hizbullah operatives, and have caused headaches and travel delays for civilians. Transportation 2020-01-21 Iran confirms 2 missiles fired at Ukraine airliner Iran's civil aviation authority has confirmed that two Tor-M1 surface-to-air missiles were fired at the civilian aircraft as it was en route to Kiev. Transportation 2018-09-10 Normal operations resume at Beirut airport According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a failure occurred with the telecommunications system operated by SITA. Transportation 2018-04-23 Houthis detain 19 oil vessels in al-Hodeidah port The Iran-backed militia has been holding the vessels and tens of thousands of barrels of oil for over 26 days, despite eased restrictions by the coalition this year. Transportation 2017-02-17 Officials call for Sanaa airport to reopen to travelers Yemeni and international officials tell Al-Mashareq that reopening the airport will help to restore commercial activity and facilitate travel.