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Yemen (i/ˈjɛmən/; Arabic: اليَمَن al-Yaman), officially known as the Republic of Yemen (الجمهورية اليمنية al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah), is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second largest country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 km2 (203,850 sq mi). The coastline stretches for about 2,000 km (1,200 mi). It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east. Although Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, the city has been under rebel control since February 2015. Because of this, Yemen's capital has been temporarily relocated to the port city of Aden, on the southern coast. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.

Yemen was the home of the Sabaeans (biblical Sheba), a trading state that flourished for over a thousand years and probably also included parts of modern-day Ethiopia and Eritrea. In 275 AD, the region came under the rule of the later Jewish influenced Himyarite Kingdom. Christianity arrived in the 4th century AD whereas Judaism and local paganism were already established. Islam spread quickly in the 7th century and Yemenite troops were crucial in the expansion of the early Islamic conquests. Administration of Yemen has long been notoriously difficult. Several dynasties emerged from the 9th to 16th century, the Rasulid being the strongest and most prosperous. The country was divided between the Ottoman and British empires in the early 20th century. The Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen was established after World War I in North Yemen before the creation of Yemen Arab Republic in 1962. South Yemen remained a British protectorate until 1967. The two Yemeni states united to form the modern republic of Yemen in 1990.

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HRW to Biden: Stop Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Kayhan 17 Jan 2021
"The parties to the armed conflict in Yemen have continued to violate the laws of war over the past year, including committing what appear to be new war crimes.”. Saudi Arabia and some of its allies began a campaign of military aggression against Yemen in March 2015 aimed at bringing Yemen’s former pro-Riyadh government back to power....

Trump Administration Commits Another War Crime in Yemen

Antiwar 17 Jan 2021
"the parties to the conflict continue to show no regard for international law or the lives, dignity, and rights of people in Yemen, while third states have helped to perpetuate the conflict by continuing to supply the parties with weapons." The most important third state is not Iran....

HRW calls on Biden to stop arms sales to Saudi, UAE

Middle East Monitor 16 Jan 2021
... impact on the situation in Yemen ... "The parties to the armed conflict in Yemen have continued to violate the laws of war over the past year, including committing what appear to be new war crimes.". The report quoted Afrah Nasser, a researcher on Yemen at HRW, stating....

Yemen: International Justice Efforts Needed

Human Rights 13 Jan 2021
(Beirut) – The parties to Yemen’s armed conflict ... The Trump administration in November notified the US Congress of an arms sale to the UAE totaling billions of dollars in F-35 aircraft and armed drones despite the UAE’s record of repeatedly violating international law in Yemen....

EU slams US blacklisting of Yemen’s Houthis, warns of aid delivery disruption

Press TV 13 Jan 2021
The European Union has censured a US decision to blacklist Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, warning that the move could hinder aid deliveries to the war-torn country ... Under US law, Congress has seven days to review and reject a designation of a terrorist group. Yemen’s ......

Trump’s Latest Yemen Move Far Worse Than Capitol Riot

Consortium News 13 Jan 2021
Protesters against U.S.-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen handcuffed by New York police outside U.S ... This is because the Capitol riot story feeds into partisan narratives and manufactures consent for authoritarian domestic terrorism laws, while the Yemen story highlights the depravity of U.S....

US: Systemic Rights Failings

Human Rights 13 Jan 2021
Local and federal law enforcement ... The administration, in its partnerships with abusive governments, flouted international human rights and humanitarian law, including selling arms to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates despite their numerous laws-of-war violations in Yemen....

A right to protest denied to millions in other countries

Irish Independent 08 Jan 2021
... freedom, the right to be free from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, to have a fair trial in the ambit of law among myriad rights; something millions in Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, North Korea, Eastern Ukraine, to name only a few, are still struggling to achieve....

Transcript: Closing statement of 41st GCC summit

Al Jazeera 07 Jan 2021
... Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the violation of international and humanitarian law by using the civilian population in civilian areas in Yemen as human shields, and the launch of booby-trapped and remotely piloted boats represent a serious threat to regional and international security....

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, Jan. 4 04 Jan 2021
"The tanker, departing from the Saudi port of Al-Jubail, was seized when sailing in the Gulf by the Zulfiqar fleet in the first Naval District of the IRGC for repeated violations of marine environmental laws," the IRGC said in a statement ... (Yemen-Houthi-Missiles) Enditem ....

Saudi Arabia: Men named, shamed for illegally running Riyadh garment business

Gulf News 04 Jan 2021
Under Saudi laws, a citizen hiring out trade ... The foreign partner, Yousuf Mohamed Ali, from Yemen, will be deported from the Kingdom and the law also provides for the defamation penalty by publishing the judgment in a local newspaper at the expense of violators....

22 Yemeni prisoners killed under torture in Saudi-led coalition prisons

Press TV 03 Jan 2021
The head of Yemen’s ... The Saudi-led coalition's violations of international humanitarian laws are not only against the prisoners but against the entire people of Yemen who are the victims of an ongoing war on their country....

The joy of throwing 2020 away: Doug McIntyre

The Press Enterprise 03 Jan 2021
When I was a callow youth, as opposed to the callow adult I am today, I had a summer job and bellyached every day how I wished it was quitting time, wished it was the weekend, wished it was September so I could go back to school with my friends ... The big price when scofflaws don’t enforce the law ... support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen ... ....