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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US Should Sanction Saudi Crown Prince

Human Rights Watch 03 Mar 2021
Some laws-of-war violations committed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen amount to war crimes ... The recent temporary freeze on US arms sales to Saudi Arabia should also be extended until authorities stop committing abuses in Yemen and hold officials who have committed or overseen war crimes to account ... Click for original article. ....
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Overnight Defense: Tim Kaine moves to claw back war powers authority | Study on sexual ...

The Hill 03 Mar 2021
3 stories tonight. 1) THE TOPLINE. Sen ... troops into Afghanistan in October of that year and the military conflict against al Qaeda and the Taliban has spread to other countries such as Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, Libya and Yemen ... Treasury blacklists Houthi military leaders in Yemen ... US airstrikes in Syria 'clearly' violate American and international law....
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UN launches donor conference amid fears of famine in YemenYemen's war started in 2014 when ...

Deccan Herald 01 Mar 2021
The United Nations on Monday launched an appeal for countries to fund its response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than six years of war has created the world's worst humanitarian disaster ...Today, famine is bearing down on Yemen ... War turning Yemen into broken state, beyond repair ... Yemen....
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UN launches donor conference amid fears of famine in Yemen

North Shore News 01 Mar 2021
CAIRO — The United Nations on Monday launched an appeal for countries to fund its response to the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where more than six years of war has created the world’s worst humanitarian disaster ...Today, famine is bearing down on Yemen ... Yemen’s war started in 2014 ......
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Saudi-led coalition intercepts bomb-laden drone towards border city

Xinhua 27 Feb 2021
The coalition destroyed on Friday a missile launched from Saada governorate in Yemen towards Saudi southern region ... civilians in accordance with the international law....
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Saudi prince approved Khashoggi’s killing, US finds

The Keene Sentinel 27 Feb 2021
and United Nations effort to end the war in Yemen. He also “affirmed the importance the United States places on universal human rights and the rule of law,” the White House said in a statement ... had “no direct evidence” linking the prince to the murder, while Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, maintained a close working relationship with him....
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U.S. says Saudi prince approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death

Union Leader 27 Feb 2021
officials also said they were considering canceling arms sales to Saudi Arabia that pose human rights concerns and limiting future sales to “defensive” weapons, as it reassesses its relationship with the kingdom and its role in the Yemen war ... willingness to challenge the kingdom on issues from human rights to Yemen....
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Biden calls Saudi prince’s plot against journalist Khashoggi ‘outrageous’

Hastings Tribune 27 Feb 2021
The Saudi foreign ministry said in its statement that “this was an abhorrent crime and a flagrant violation of the Kingdom’s laws and values” by “a group of individuals that have transgressed all pertinent regulations and authorities of the agencies where they were employed ... and United Nations effort to end the war in Yemen....
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Biden calls Saudi Prince’s plot against Khashoggi ‘outrageous’

The Times of India 27 Feb 2021
The Saudi foreign ministry said in its statement that “this was an abhorrent crime and a flagrant violation of the Kingdom’s laws and values” by “a group of individuals that have transgressed all pertinent regulations and authorities of the agencies where they were employed....
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Joe Biden calls Saudi Prince’s plot against Khashoggi ‘outrageous’

Hindustan Times 27 Feb 2021
The Saudi foreign ministry said in its statement that “this was an abhorrent crime and a flagrant violation of the Kingdom’s laws and values” by “a group of individuals that have transgressed all pertinent regulations and authorities of the agencies where they were employed ... and United Nations effort to end the war in Yemen....
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Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi’s death, says US

Malaysia Today 27 Feb 2021
... relationship with the kingdom and its role in the Yemen war ... In declassifying the report, Biden reversed his predecessor Donald Trump’s refusal to release it in defiance of a 2019 law, reflecting a new US willingness to challenge the kingdom on issues from human rights to Yemen....
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Saudi Crown Prince approved Khashoggi murder: US declassifies intelligence reportUs report accused Saudi Crown Prince ...

Deccan Herald 27 Feb 2021
officials also said they were considering cancelling arms sales to Saudi Arabia that pose human rights concerns and limiting future sales to "defensive" weapons, as it reassesses it relationship with the kingdom and its role in the Yemen war ... willingness to challenge the kingdom on issues from human rights to Yemen....
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Saudi de facto ruler approved operation that led to Khashoggi's death: US

Dawn 27 Feb 2021
... relationship with the kingdom and its role in the Yemen war ... In declassifying the report, Biden reversed his predecessor Donald Trump’s refusal to release it in defiance of a 2019 law, reflecting a new US willingness to challenge the kingdom on issues from human rights to Yemen....
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