Yemen

Coordinates: 15°N 48°E / 15°N 48°E / 15; 48

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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Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting southern Saudi Arabia

Arab News 23 Apr 2021
... had said it will take all measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law....
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UK government admits no impact assessment of Yemen aid cut

The New Arab 22 Apr 2021
The UK government has made no assessment into the impact of a 60 percent aid cut to Yemen despite fears of famine ... A 2019 court ruling found UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful as they were made without assessments into alleged breaches of international law in Yemen....
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Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Arab News 22 Apr 2021
... government in Yemen, said it will take all measures to protect civilians in accordance with international law....
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High court to hear legal battle over UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The Guardian 22 Apr 2021
Campaign Against Arms Trade claims UK-made weapons have been used in airstrikes in Yemen that breach ......
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US House votes to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi killing

The New Arab 22 Apr 2021
... to mount a legal challenge in the High Court against the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia for use in the war in Yemen. A 2019 court ruling found British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful as they were made without assessments into alleged breaches of international law in Yemen....
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Regional Finance and Administration Manager, Middle East- Jordan

Reliefweb 22 Apr 2021
The RFAM ensures strong internal controls and capacity that enables Corus (LWR and IMA) country offices and local partners to manage effective and accountable financial systems, comply with internal and donor policies, and abide by local laws ... Ensure each country office has on retainer a qualified legal counsel related to local labor and tax law....
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Supreme Court probably will back limits on immigrants seeking green cards

News India Times 20 Apr 2021
Justice Amy Coney Barrett asked Huston whether the government had changed its position on whether the law was clear or ambiguous ... There are about a dozen countries on that list, among them El Salvador, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Many of the immigrants would like lawful permanent resident status, usually referred to as a green card....
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Yemeni Forces Hit Saudi King Khalid Air Base

Kayhan 17 Apr 2021
Yemen’s Air Force conducted a number of operations against sensitive sites in Saudi Arabia last month, targeting the King Khalid Air Base and Abha International Airport, situated in the same province ... "UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths must return to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that criminalizes acts of piracy....
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UN complicit in US-Saudi act of piracy against fuel tankers: Yemen

Press TV 17 Apr 2021
The Yemen Petroleum Company (YPC) has lashed out at US-backed invading Saudi coalition for impounding Yemeni fuel tankers, calling the United Nations "a partner in the maritime piracy." ... "UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths must return to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea that criminalizes acts of piracy....
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Selected Articles: Biden Declares National Emergency: U.S. and NATO Brand Russia an International Pariah

GlobalResearch 17 Apr 2021
Earl, April 16 2021 A senior official in the Indian government recently revealed to Reuters that the government would soon propose a law banning the trade and possession of cryptocurrencies ... The Yemen War Six Years Later ... The country of Yemen, once renowned for its architectural ......
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Killing Yemen

Dissident Voice 16 Apr 2021
Early in Hadi’s mandate, the government arbitrarily rewrote many of Yemen’s laws, including setting in motion a process of federalization designed to benefit specific constituencies and forever weaken those regions known for resisting Yemen’s economic subordination to Saudi and Qatari interests....
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To End Yemen’s Tragic Plight, Parties Must Agree on Humanitarian Action, Nationwide Ceasefire, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Reliefweb 15 Apr 2021
Revenue from those imports would go into the Central Bank of Yemen to be used to pay civil service salaries ... Urging the parties to put the interests of Yemen’s people above all other goals and respect their obligations under international law, he also called for full respect for that country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity....
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Saudi-led coalition foils Houthi drone attacks on Jazan

Middle East Online 15 Apr 2021
... “necessary operational measure” to protect civilians in line with international law....
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