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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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KSrelief demining project ‘Masam’ removes more than 1,400 mines in Yemen within a week

Arab News 19 Jun 2022
According to human rights groups, the Houthis lay landmines randomly across Yemen, often around roads, schools and farms, in clear violation of international laws....

President of Panama Partially Vetoes Crypto Law Passed by National Assembly

Bitcoin 18 Jun 2022
Cortizo stated that unresolved money laundering issues would prevent the law from being sanctioned, as the country maintains a difficult relationship with the Financial Action Task Force, which has included it in its gray list along with countries like the Philippines, Yemen, and Turkey....

Journalist Saber al-Haidari killed in Yemen car bombing

CPJ 16 Jun 2022
New York, June 16, 2022 – All parties to the conflict in Yemen must stop targeting members of the press and ensure that journalist killings are ... Journalists across the country have faced increasing risks, with little recourse to justice amid the breakdown of law and order in Yemen....

US has not fully investigated own role in Yemen rights abuses, watchdog finds

The Observer 15 Jun 2022
The report’s examination of nearly $60bn in US weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition – from a period spanning 2015 to 2021 – is the second time a watchdog has attempted to investigate the US’s own culpability in contributing to violation of humanitarian laws in the Yemen conflict....

US Government Watchdog Finds Flawed Weapons Monitoring in Yemen

Human Rights Watch 14 Jun 2022
Second, urge the State Department to implement the report’s recommendations including the call for the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs to develop “specific guidance for investigating any indications that U.S.-origin defense articles have been used in Yemen by Saudi Arabia or UAE” in ways that violate international law....

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