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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Roundup: Escalating fighting over Yemen's Marib multiplies woes

Sina 16 Oct 2021
ADEN, Yemen, Oct ... Last week, Yemen's Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak stated that Houthi fighters prevented the delivery of medicines and food to Abdiya residents in Marib, as well as the evacuation of the wounded people, in a flagrant violation of all human rights standards and international humanitarian law norms....
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UN Human Rights Council Member States’ abject failure to renew Yemen investigation is a wake-up call

Reliefweb 14 Oct 2021
(2) the implementation of the GEE’s recommendations geared at making progress towards ensuring accountability for crimes under international law committed in Yemen ... of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in Yemen, including by the GEE....
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Atrocity Alert No. 274: Afghanistan, Yemen and China

Reliefweb 14 Oct 2021
The GEE was established by the HRC in 2017 to monitor and report on all alleged violations and abuses of international law in Yemen and, where possible, to identify those responsible ... It is imperative that the international community ensure accountability for all violations of international law in Yemen.”....
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Failure in Delivering Aid for Yemenis 'the Worst International Response to a Humanitarian Crisis', Civil Society Briefer Tells Security Council

Reliefweb 14 Oct 2021
It should also provide for accountable governance and the rule of law and promote and protect Yemenis' full range of human rights ... Against this backdrop, she called for unimpeded humanitarian access in Yemen and for all parties to respect international humanitarian law and Council resolution 2573 (2021)....
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Abandoning Yemen to War Criminals

Antiwar 13 Oct 2021
The GEE report states that "the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen could be substantially mitigated if parties to the conflict began to respect and comply with their obligations under international law," but clearly that will not happen unless there is substantial pressure on the belligerents to do so....
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Yemen: UN Understands Language of Money, Not Law

Kayhan 10 Oct 2021
SANA’A (Dispatches) – A Yemeni official has blasted a recent decision by the UN Human Rights Council to ditch its group of experts investigating abuses and Saudi war crimes in Yemen, saying that the world body only understands the language of money, and has no respect whatsoever for law and regulations....
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Yemeni deputy FM: UN only understands language of money, not law

Press TV 10 Oct 2021
The deputy foreign minister in Yemen’s National Salvation Government has lambasted the recent decision by the UN Human Rights Council to ditch its group of experts investigating abuses and Saudi war crimes in Yemen, stating that the world body only understands the language of money, and has no respect whatsoever for law and regulations....
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Dismantle militias, resume political process in Yemen, urges Nobel laureate

Anadolu Agency 09 Oct 2021
Referring to the motives of the Arab Spring in Yemen, Karman said. “We believed in our right to live with dignity, justice, democracy, equality, and establish a state of law ... She urged for launching a major project for reconstruction in Yemen and the application of transitional justice law as the main parts of a comprehensive peace plan....
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Item 10: Presentation of the Secretary-General's and High Commissioner's country reports and oral updates Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Reliefweb 08 Oct 2021
This Council has been presented with reports of the Secretary General and of myself on Cambodia, Georgia and Yemen, and has requested an oral update on the progress and results of technical cooperation and capacity-building in the Philippines ... Justice Law in 2017 ... Yemen 7 minutes....
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UK seeks new post-Brexit trade deal with Gulf countries

The New Arab 08 Oct 2021
The government has faced long-running criticism from opposition lawmakers and campaigners who say billions of pounds of arms exports to Saudi Arabia are being used to breach human rights laws in Yemen. The government said in 2020 there was not a clear risk they might be used in serious breach of humanitarian law....
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Britain eyeing new trade deal with Gulf countries

Middle East Online 08 Oct 2021
The government has faced long-running criticism from opposition lawmakers and campaigners who say billions of pounds of arms exports to Saudi Arabia are being used to breach human rights laws in Yemen. The government said in 2020 there was not a clear risk they might be used in serious breach of humanitarian law .......
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Britain looks to Gulf countries for new trade deal

Reuters 08 Oct 2021
The government has faced long-running criticism from opposition lawmakers and campaigners who say billions of pounds of arms exports to Saudi Arabia are being used to breach human rights laws in Yemen ... of humanitarian law.Reporting by William James; Editing by Steve Orlofsky....
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