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 carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary Guards

Dawn 22 Apr 2019
WASHINGTON ... The exceptions to US sanctions would also permit foreign executives who do business in Iran, where the IRGC is a major economic force, as well as humanitarian groups working in regions such as northern Syria, Iraq and Yemen, to do so without fear they will automatically trigger US laws on dealing with a foreign terrorist group ... ....
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U.S. Carves Out Exceptions for Foreigners Dealing With IRGC

Hamodia 22 Apr 2019
sanctions would also permit foreign executives who do business in Iran, where the IRGC is a major economic force, as well as humanitarian groups working in regions such as northern Syria, Iraq and Yemen, to do so without fear they will automatically trigger U.S. laws on dealing with a foreign terrorist group....
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Exclusive: U.S. carves out exceptions for foreigners dealing with Revolutionary Guards

Yahoo Daily News 22 Apr 2019
sanctions would also permit foreign executives who do business in Iran, where the IRGC is a major economic force, as well as humanitarian groups working in regions such as northern Syria, Iraq and Yemen, to do so without fear they will automatically trigger U.S. laws on dealing with a foreign terrorist group....
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How has American foreign policy changed in last 25 years?

CBS News 18 Apr 2019
involvement in Yemen. Daniel Drezner, a professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and he argues that America's foreign policy strength was faltering long before Mr. Trump took office ... ....
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France: Leaked military documents underscore need to end flow of arms to Yemen conflict

Amnesty 15 Apr 2019
Despite overwhelming evidence, Western arms supplied to the Saudi Arabia and UAE-led Coalition are being used to commit or facilitate possible war crimes and other serious violations of international humanitarian law in Yemen, states such as France have shamelessly flouted their ......
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UK, France should join German Saudi arms embargo

Human Rights 12 Apr 2019
The warring parties in the armed conflict in Yemen, which began in March 2015, have committed numerous violations of the laws of war and ... Stopping arms exports to the parties committing serious violations of the laws of war in Yemen is the only position in line with EU obligations....
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Dr Anwar Gargash calls for new progress towards political solution in Yemen

The National 11 Apr 2019
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has called for new progress towards a political solution in Yemen ...Yemen ... Dr Gargash called on the UN Security Council to take firmer action to enforce international law, by disrupting the flow of Iranian arms into Yemen, and to condemn Iran’s role in fueling the conflict....
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UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs calls for new progress towards political solution in Yemen

The National 11 Apr 2019
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs has called for new progress towards a political solution in Yemen ...Yemen ... Dr Gargash called on the UN Security Council to take firmer action to enforce international law, by disrupting the flow of Iranian arms into Yemen, and to condemn Iran’s role in fueling the conflict....
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Appeal aims to block UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Your Middle East 11 Apr 2019
Campaigners say weapons sales break UK laws as Saudi Arabia uses British bombs and missiles in Yemen war. ... ....
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Congressional Democrats' fresh push against Trump travel ban

Suryaa 11 Apr 2019
The first two versions were blocked in court, but the third version, which placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen, was upheld by the Supreme Court last year. The law sparked the rejection of more than 37,000 visa applications in 2018 ... ....
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Pelosi calls on President Trump to sign Yemen resolution

Winona Daily News 10 Apr 2019
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on President Donald Trump Tuesday to sign into law a resolution ending American involvement in the war in Yemen. "The situation in Yemen has left an indelible scar and stain on the conscience of the world," Pelosi told reporters....
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Arab Coalition strikes Houthi targets in Yemen’s capital

Arab News 10 Apr 2019
The Arab Coalition in Yemen said it had struck Houthi targets in the capital Sanaa, Saudi TV reported early Wednesday ... The Coalition also said the strikes abide by international law ... Saudi Arabia Arab Coalition Yemen ......
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