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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UN chief condemns rebel execution of 9 Yemenis

Anadolu Agency 19 Sep 2021
He said such executions “do not appear to have met the requirements of fair trial and due process under international law.” ... The UN chief also reiterated that "directing attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure is prohibited by international humanitarian law."....
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Saudi-led coalition thwarts Houthi attacks

Anadolu Agency 17 Sep 2021
Yemen’s Houthi rebels fired a ballistic missile and targeted a city in southern Saudi Arabia with four armed drones, but the attack was thwarted, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Thursday. ....
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Joint NGO statement on Item 2 – Interactive Dialogue with the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen at HRC48

Reliefweb 16 Sep 2021
The following statement was delivered by Mwatana for Human Rights at the HRC48 Item 2 Interactive Dialogue with the Group of Eminent Experts (GEE) on Yemen ... Impunity for war crimes and other violations of international law have fueled the conflict in Yemen, creating the world’s “largest man-made humanitarian catastrophe.”....
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UN Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presents its fourth report to the Human Rights Council: A nation abandoned: A call to humanity to end Yemen’s suffering

Reliefweb 14 Sep 2021
GENEVA / ADDIS ABABA (14 September 2021) – In its fourth report to the Human Rights Council, the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen presents its findings on serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law committed by the parties to the conflict in Yemen....
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Group of Experts on Yemen to the Human Rights Council: Impunity Continues Largely Unabated for those who Perpetrate Serious Violations in Yemen

Reliefweb 14 Sep 2021
If the parties were truly committed to respecting and protecting the human rights and dignity of persons in Yemen, they would ... They pointed to the devastating humanitarian situation in Yemen, further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as continued violations of international law committed by all parties to the conflict....
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External Actors Must Encourage De-escalation of Yemen Conflict, Support Country-Led Political Settlement, Special Envoy Stresses in Briefing to Security Council

Reliefweb 11 Sep 2021
Meanwhile, the conflict is spilling over Yemen’s borders, threatening regional security and international waterways ... Calling on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and respect civilians, he deplored the repeated attacks on Saudi Arabia and expressed concern over Yemen’s worsening economic situation....
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UN: 18,000 Yemeni airstrike casualties since 2015

The Lawton Constitution 10 Sep 2021
said that Yemen’s people have been subjected to some 10 airstrikes a day, a total of more than 23,000 since March 2015. The report, which cited the Yemen Data Project for the airstrike figures, found both sides in the war to have violated international law ... Yemen has been convulsed ......
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UN: 18,000 Yemeni civilians killed in airstrikes since 2015

The New Arab 09 Sep 2021
said that Yemen’s people have been subjected to some 10 airstrikes a day, a total of more than 23,000 since March 2015. The report, which cited the Yemen Data Project for the airstrike figures, found both sides in the war to have violated international law ... Yemen has been convulsed ......
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Correction: Yemen story

McAlester News-Capital 09 Sep 2021
said that Yemen’s people have been subjected to some 10 airstrikes a day, a total of more than 23,000 since March 2015. The report, which cited the Yemen Data Project for the airstrike figures, found both sides in the war to have violated international law ... Yemen has been convulsed ......
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Joint NGO Letter: States should support accountability for crimes under international law committed in Yemen at the 48th Session of the Human Rights Council [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 08 Sep 2021
In the absence of a referral by the UN Security Council of the situation in Yemen to the International Criminal Court, an international investigative mechanism would be a powerful deterrent directed at those perpetrating serious violations of international law and could ......
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Situation of human rights in Yemen, including violations and abuses since September 2014 - Report of the Group of Eminent International and Regional Experts on Yemen (A/HRC/48/20) (Advance unedited version)

Reliefweb 08 Sep 2021
... to engage in serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, and that third States continue to provide arms and military support to parties to the conflict, with little regard for the immense suffering caused to the people of Yemen....
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Negotiator: Yemen war would have ended in first year without US support

Press TV 08 Sep 2021
The remarks by Abdul Malik al-Ajri, a member of the negotiating team at the Yemeni National Salvation Government, on Tuesday came after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed that Yemen's retaliatory attacks were prolonging the war ... It is American weapons that are making the Yemen war longer,” Ajri tweeted....
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9/11: US and Israel learned to stop attacks, but not terrorist groups - analysis

The Jerusalem Post 08 Sep 2021
... terrorism was no longer a law enforcement issue. There had been debates during the al-Qaeda attacks against the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in the 1990s and the USS Cole bombing in 2000 off Yemen, that the US could approach terror threats using the FBI and law enforcement....

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