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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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The White House 20 May 2022
Amy L ... Department of DefenseJoey R ... Amy L ... Department of Justice ... Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen ... Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University ... From 1988-1992, Chairman Glick was an Associate with the law firm of Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand. He is a graduate of The George Washington University and Georgetown Law....

Biden 'lining up a meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman NEXT MONTH' - after ...

The Daily Mail 19 May 2022
He also has directed the Saudi war in Yemen, were the kingdom has been accused of breaching international human rights law and plunging millions into famine ... support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen and was reversing President Donald Trump's decision to designate Houthi rebels as terrorists....

Xinhua Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT, May 18 18 May 2022
ADEN, Yemen -- Yemen's internationally-recognized government on Wednesday accused the Houthi rebels of recruiting children in their ongoing fighting in the Arab country ... the actions are "in gross violation of international laws and conventions." ... (Yemen-Houthis-Child soldiers)....

Airbus Spain sales 'may have had role in Yemen war crimes'

The New Arab 14 May 2022
... of Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen ... “It is time for both corporate and government actors to review their actions against the standards of international criminal law and for the Prosecutor of the ICC to investigate their role in the atrocities committed in Yemen,” he concluded....

Public Statement by Chair of Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict

Reliefweb 05 May 2022
... law, to enhance their ongoing dialogue with the United Nations in Yemen and to implement the action plan and to implement the existing handover protocol; and calling upon them to implement the previous conclusions of the Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict in Yemen;....

UN: Record number of people without enough to eat in 2021

Rapid City Journal 04 May 2022
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