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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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Can renewed Saudi-Iran diplomacy lead to peace in Yemen?

The New Arab 24 Mar 2023
The China-brokered talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran on 10 March have raised optimism that reverberations may also be felt throughout Yemen, which has been a critical point throughout the two countries’ bitter rivalry ... Importantly, Iran promised it would stop arming Yemen’s Houthi rebels as part of the deal....

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, March 23 23 Mar 2023
ADEN -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Thursday banned the export of vegetables and fruit in an effort to ease soaring prices during the holy month of Ramadan ... (Yemen-Export Ban-Ramadan) ... (Israel-Law-Prime Minister) Enditem ....

The Empire of Lies: ChatGPT’s “Artificial Intelligence” Knows U.S. War Criminals

GlobalResearch 22 Mar 2023
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Senior Iranian official visits UAE on heels of Saudi deal

Caledonian Record 16 Mar 2023
Relations have worsened since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, as Shiite-majority Iran has spread its influence across the region and supported powerful armed proxies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and the Palestinian territories ... New Mexico enacts law to keep guns away from children....

Saudi Arabia: Aramco’s profits, the largest ever by a company, should support funding a global ...

Amnesty 12 Mar 2023
Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, said ... Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International’s Secretary General ... A rapid and just energy transition to renewable alternatives has never been more urgent ... Its forces are fighting in neighbouring Yemen, where they have committed possible war crimes and breaches of humanitarian law ... Background ... ....

171 Republicans and 150 Democrats Vote Down Effort to Withdraw Troops From Syria

Common Dreams 09 Mar 2023
troops from Syria, a proposal led by right-wing Rep ... The resolution would have required the president to remove 900-plus U.S ... Opponents of the Syria war powers resolution, including Zinke, pointed to the (AUMF)—a law that U.S. presidents have to give legal cover for airstrikes and ground operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, and elsewhere ... ....