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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Action needed as hunger may claim more lives than virus

Irish Independent 10 Jul 2020
This too at a time when the UK has just announced that it is to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite concerns that such arms will be used in Yemen contrary to the laws of armed conflict and fuelling further hostilities that exacerbate human suffering ... Yemen is but one example of an extreme hunger crisis....
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London criticized for resuming arms sales to Riyadh

China Daily 09 Jul 2020
Human rights groups have slammed the British government for resuming arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and claimed that weapons sold to the oil-rich kingdom on the Arabian Peninsula could be used in Yemen ... But the suspension was lifted this week after London said it found no evidence of intentional breaches of international law....
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UK Complicity with Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

GlobalResearch 09 Jul 2020
The US and UK are involved with the Saudis in enforcing an air and naval blockade of Yemen ... Separately according to the Middle East Monitor, a declassified UK report explained Britain’s complicity in imposing a devastating blockade on Yemen — what’s unlawful under international law....
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UK looking to boost security co-operation with Saudi Arabia, says minister

The National 08 Jul 2020
The Court of Appeal last year ruled that the UK broke the law in its decision-making processes when selling arms to Saudi Arabia that could have then been used in Yemen ... might be used in the commission of a serious violation of International Humanitarian Law," she said....
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World News Quick Take

Taipei Times 08 Jul 2020
Agencies. AUSTRALIA. Melbourne lockdown returns ... RUSSIA. Marmot hunts discouraged ... The cases involve brothers who had eaten marmot meat ... RUSSIA ... Weapons exports were stopped in June last year after the Court of Appeal ordered the government to clarify how it assesses whether their use in Yemen’s civil war breaches international humanitarian law (IHL) ... ....
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UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen concerns

Press TV 07 Jul 2020
Announcing the controversial decision in a written statement, the international trade secretary, Liz Truss, justified the restart of arms sales to the Saudi regime on the grounds that there had only been “isolated incidents” of airstrikes in Yemen that have breached humanitarian law....
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Britain says it can restart Saudi Arabia arms export licences

Yahoo Daily News 07 Jul 2020
The Court of Appeal last year ruled that Britain broke the law by allowing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen ... argued that British weapons were likely to have been used in Yemen in violation of human rights law, condemned the decision....
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Britain says it can restart Saudi Arabia arms export licenses

Canada Dot Com 07 Jul 2020
The Court of Appeal last year ruled that Britain broke the law by allowing weapons sales to Saudi Arabia that might have been deployed in the war in Yemen ... argued that British weapons were likely to have been used in Yemen in violation of human rights law, condemned the decision....
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Britain to resume sale of arms to Saudi Arabia despite Yemen fears

The Observer 07 Jul 2020
In a written statement, the trade secretary, Liz Truss, said sales would restart after an official review concluded there had been only “isolated incidents” of airstrikes in Yemen that breached humanitarian law ... The government had agreed not to grant any new licences to export arms or military equipment to Saudi Arabia for possible use in Yemen....
photo: AP / Hani Mohammed
Workers salvage oil canisters from the wreckage of a vehicle oil store hit by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, July 2, 2020.
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UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite 'possible' war crimes in Yemen, government says

The Independent 07 Jul 2020
... use in Yemen – falls away.". In June 2019, the Court of Appeal ruled that the Government had acted unlawfully by licencing the sale of UK-made arms to Saudi forces for use in Yemen without assessing whether past incidents amounted to breaches of international humanitarian law....
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Britain set to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Asiatimes 07 Jul 2020
... court ruling over the Gulf kingdom’s bombing campaign in neighbouring Yemen. Weapons exports were stopped in June 2019 after the Court of Appeal ordered the government to clarify how it assesses whether their use in Yemen’s civil war breaches international humanitarian law (IHL)....
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UK To Resume Arms Sales To Saudi Arabia In Decision Branded 'Morally Bankrupt'

Huffington Post 07 Jul 2020
The UK will resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after the trade secretary ruled that the kingdom was not regularly deliberately breaching international law in the Yemen conflict ... committed violations of international humanitarian law and had “made no attempt to do so”....
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UK resumes arms sales to Saudi Arabia, says ‘possible’ war crimes in Yemen are ‘isolated incidents’

Russia Today 07 Jul 2020
... them to commit war crimes in Yemen ... Humanitarian groups and the UN have accused Saudi-led forces of breaching international humanitarian law, including bombing schools, hospitals, weddings and food infrastructure in Yemen since the start of the war with Houthi rebels in 2015....

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