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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Turkey detains 15 for IS links but finds no concrete threats

The Associated Press 05 Feb 2023
Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as ... At the time, authorities said they were planning to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer told them would go to Yemen.Hub peek embed (IslamicStategroup) - Compressed layout (automatic embed)....
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Couple sentenced for terror support

Auburnpub dot com 05 Feb 2023
Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as a terrorism sympathizer that he wanted to carry out a terror attack in the United States ... At the time, authorities said they were planning to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer told them would go to Yemen....
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A Joyful Noise: Persecution Lives On

The News Banner 04 Feb 2023
Yemen. It is extremely dangerous to be a Christian in Yemen due to the country’s strict Islamic laws and the presence of militant Islamic groups ... Yemen is strongly tribal, and tribal law prohibits members of the tribe from leaving ... • Please pray for nationwide stability, that law and order will come quickly to Libya....
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Husband and wife get decade in prison for terror support

The Daily Star 04 Feb 2023
Prosecutors say the man told a law enforcement officer posing as a terrorism sympathizer that he wanted to carry out a terror attack in the United States. Potential targets included the U.S ... Engelmayer ... At the time, authorities said they were planning to board a cargo ship that an undercover law enforcement officer told them would go to Yemen ... The U.S....
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Activists barred from attending UK-Saudi weapons court case

The New Arab 03 Feb 2023
CAAT took the UK government to court to block the arms sales, arguing that the weapons have been used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, where multiple breaches of International Humanitarian Law (IHL) have taken place ... Saudi Arabia intervened in Yemen's war in March 2015, beginning an ......
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Lawyers Label Liz Truss ‘Absurd’ for Resuming Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

GlobalResearch 01 Feb 2023
He added that Truss had made her decision despite the MoD actively tracking at least 528 alleged breaches of International Humanitarian Law in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition ... Jaffey also said that the pattern of attacks perpetrated by the Saudi-led coalition showed it was “unwilling to follow their own rules of engagement” in Yemen....
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UK gov’t facing High Court battle over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Al Jazeera 31 Jan 2023
The UK-based group is challenging the lawfulness of a decision taken by the British government in 2020 to continue supplying weapons to the Saudi-led coalition involved in the nine-year-old conflict in Yemen ... “The ample evidence of laws of war violations by the Saudi-led coalition ......
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UK: Court to Rule on Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia

Human Rights Watch 31 Jan 2023
On July 7, 2020, the UK government announced that it would resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia after determining that any Saudi violations of international law during conflict in Yemen were simply “isolated incidents.” In 2019, the UK Court of Appeal had ordered the government to ......
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Campaigners seek to overturn Liz Truss’s resumption of Saudi arms sales

The Observer 31 Jan 2023
The group’s lawyers will argue before a judge that Truss, the then trade minister, was wrong to have concluded in July 2020 that the UK could resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia for weapons that could be used in Yemen, because there had been only “isolated incidents” of breaches of humanitarian law....
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Campaigners challenge British arms export licences to Saudi Arabia

FX Empire 31 Jan 2023
CAAT says granting licences is unlawful because there is a “clear risk” the arms may be used in serious violations of international humanitarian law in the Yemen conflict, between a Saudi-led coalition and Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group....
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Yemen: End the male guardianship restriction for releasing women from prisons

Amnesty 25 Jan 2023
Prison authorities must immediately release women, and anyone else, detained beyond the completion of their prison sentence in accordance with Yemen’s Criminal Code, the constitution, and international human rights law obligations ... “The law prohibits detention following the completion of sentence regardless of the gender of the individual....
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Iran and energy supplies: The undeclared war - opinion

The Jerusalem Post 21 Jan 2023
It has become clear that the Houthis' control of parts of Yemen with the support of Iran and in breach of all agreements including the Stockholm Agreement and the UN-sponsored truce, undermining all de-escalation and peace efforts and violating all international laws, charters ......
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Yemen: Authorities Failing to Protect People’s Basic Rights

Human Rights Watch 20 Jan 2023
In May 2021, Human Rights Watch found that Yemen’s laws do not prohibit corporal punishment of students at school, while Article 146 of the Children’s Rights Act of 2002 confirms “the legal and legislative rights of parents to discipline their children,” effectively permitting violent punishment of children in the home....

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