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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Iran rejects US claims, backs resolution of Yemen crisis via diplomatic channels: UN envoy

Press TV 20 Jun 2024
The United States and its coalition partners have committed and continue to commit acts of aggression against Yemen's sovereignty and territorial integrity, blatantly violating international law, the UN Charter, and pertinent Security Council resolutions,” Iravani said....
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Mets starter Sean Manaea took no-hitter into 6th, even after Texas scored in 1st

Springfield News-Sun 20 Jun 2024
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — New York Mets starter Sean Manaea took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against Texas on Wednesday night, even after the Rangers scored off the left-hander in the first inning ... ___ ... Ship attacked by Yemen's Houthi rebels in fatal assault sinks in Red ... New law requires all Louisiana public school classrooms to display the....
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US, UK launch new strikes on Yemen’s Hudaydah, Kamaran Island

Press TV 17 Jun 2024
The United States and Britain have carried out extensive attacks on a key airport in western Yemen and an island near the port of Salif off the Red Sea ... The US and its allies have been bombing Yemen in recent months in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law....
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Fight for control of Yemen's banks between rebels, government threatens to further wreck economy

Newsday 16 Jun 2024
SANAA, YemenYemen’s Houthi rebels and its internationally recognized government are locked in a fight for control of the country’s banks that experts warn is threatening to further wreck an economy already crippled by nearly a decade of war. The rivalry over the banks is throwing Yemen’s financial system into deeper turmoil....
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Greece merchant vessel evacuated following Houthi-led Red Sea attack

Jurist 16 Jun 2024
Iranian-backed Houthis launched two anti-ship ballistic missiles (ASBM) from Houthi controlled areas of Yemen over the Red Sea ... Moreover, “humanitarian relief for Sudan and Yemen is being delayed by weeks” ... There is no lawful justification for intentionally targeting civilian shipping and naval vessels....
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EU strongly condemns detention of UN personnel by Houthis

Kuna 14 Jun 2024
... in Yemen ... The EU urged the Houthi militias to allow the unimpeded access of "humanitarian actors" in the country, respect and preserve the safety and security of humanitarian and United Nations personnel in Yemen in line with international humanitarian law....
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Iran well knows how to defeat US plot to isolate Yemen's resistance: UN mission

Press TV 14 Jun 2024
Iran's permanent mission to the United Nations in New York says Tehran is well aware of ways to thwart US plots to isolate and defeat Yemen's resistance movement ... The US and its allies have been bombing Yemen in recent months in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law....
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G7 Apulia Leaders’ Communiqué

The White House 14 Jun 2024
We reiterate our shared belief in democratic principles and free societies, universal human rights, social progress, and respect for multilateralism and the rule of law ... We reaffirm our commitment to uphold human dignity and the rule of law in all parts of the world ... We deplore the implementation of the 2010 People’s Military Service Law....
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US, UK launch fresh strikes on Yemen’s Hudaydah

Press TV 13 Jun 2024
The United States and Britain have carried out three aerial assaults on Yemen’s western city of Hudaydah ... The US and its allies have been bombing Yemen in recent months in violation of the country’s sovereignty and international law ... Yemen conducts new anti-Israeli ops incl....
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Kuwait tragedy underscores need for new emigration law

Hindustan Times 13 Jun 2024
Then, Indians were repatriated by their employers, mainly from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries (Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates), which lack labour friendly laws ... The covered destinations are 18 nations where labour-friendly laws are lacking and there are security risks....
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How Yemen busted US-Israeli spy network that undermined country's institutions

Press TV 11 Jun 2024
The spies obtained "highly sensitive" information about Yemen's military, security, economic, agricultural, health, and educational sectors ... The network also promoted "moral corruption" to undermine Yemen's education system ... The network influenced decision-makers, penetrated state authorities, and helped pass decisions and laws detrimental to Yemen....
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UN staffers detained by Houthi rebels

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 08 Jun 2024
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Eleven Yemeni employees of United Nations agencies have been detained by Yemen's Houthi rebels under unclear circumstances, authorities said Friday, as the rebels face increasing financial pressure and airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition....
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Yemen’s Houthi rebels detain at least 9 UN staffers and others in sudden crackdown, officials say

Sun Sentinel 07 Jun 2024
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — At least nine Yemeni employees of United Nations agencies have been detained by Yemen’s Houthi rebels under unclear circumstances, authorities said Friday, as the rebels face increasing financial pressure and airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition....
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