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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Yemeni govt strongly condemns Israeli occupation strikes

Kuna 21 Jul 2024
ADEN, July 20 (KUNA) -- The international-recognized Yemeni government strongly condemned Saturday "the Zionist entity aggression" on Yemen. An official government source dismissed the Israeli occupation's airstrikes on Yemen as a clear violation of the state sovereignity and of all international laws and norms....
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Israel Bombs Yemen Saturday in Escalation with Houthis

Scheerpost 21 Jul 2024
Screenshot of aftermath from Israel’s bombing of Yemen ... All states have a responsibility under international law to stop genocide. Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, upheld that responsibility. Israel is now bombing Yemen for daring to interfere with its active genocide in Gaza ... #Yemen tonight....
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Biden quits US election race, luxury ute tax loophole exposed, Piastri takes first F1 win

AOL 21 Jul 2024
Analysis has found that a loophole in Australia’s tax law is ... Israeli forces have said they intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militants in Yemen targeting the southern city of Eilat; a draft Israeli law to limit academic speech has been labelled “McCarthyite”....
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Russia may arm Houthi rebels with advanced anti-ship missiles, report says

Business Insider 20 Jul 2024
Yemen's Houthi loyalists taking part in an armed parade in December 2023 ... Russia is weighing arming Yemen's ... Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said in January that Russia condemned retaliatory US and UK strikes on Yemen, saying they were "illegitimate" under "international law."....
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Yemen: UAE-Backed Group Seizes Women’s Shelter

Human Rights Watch 18 Jul 2024
The STC and its affiliated Southern Women’s Union threatened the independent Yemen Women’s Union staff and women sheltering there ... “The STC and its controlled security institutions should respect the rule of law, return the Yemen Women Union building, and immediately cease their broader abuses against civil society,” Jafarnia said....
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New legislation allows Finland to turn away migrants at Russian border

Beijing News 17 Jul 2024
The temporary law, approved by the minimum 167 votes required in the 200-seat Parliament, will be valid for one year ... Prime Minister Petteri Orpo's center-right government argued the law is essential to counteract Russia's strategy of sending migrants to the Finland-Russia border, which also serves as the European Union's northern external border....
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Update Emigration Act to fight risky labour migration

Hindustan Times 17 Jul 2024
It can either update the 41-year-old Emigration Act to ensure safe labour migration to Russia or adopt an approach similar to its policy for war-torn countries like South Sudan, Yemen, and Iraq by halting migration to Moscow altogether — at least until the war ends ... and Yemen....
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Finland passes law to block migrants

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 13 Jul 2024
The temporary law, valid for one year, was approved by 167 lawmakers -- the minimum needed for it to pass in the 200-seat Eduskunta, or Parliament ... Michael O'Flaherty, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, had earlier expressed concern about the draft law and urged against its adoption....
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Finnish lawmakers approve controversial law to turn away migrants at border with Russia

Stars and Stripes 12 Jul 2024
The temporary law, valid for one year, was approved by 167 lawmakers — the minimum needed for it to pass in the 200-seat Eduskunta, or Parliament ... Michael O’Flaherty, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, had earlier expressed concern about the draft law and urged against its adoption....
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Houthis threaten Riyadh with aerial footage of key airports

The New Arab 08 Jul 2024
Al-Houthi is referring to the decision by the Aden-based central bank, run by the UN-recognised Yemen government, to give 60 days to relocate their headquarters to the southern city and stop operating under Houthi policies, or else risk facing sanctions related to money laundering and anti-terrorism laws....
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