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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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France FM calls for return to Iran nuclear deal, condemns Houthi attacks

Middle East Monitor 02 Dec 2020
The French Foreign Ministry has reiterated its desire for the US and Iran to return to the nuclear deal and stated that attacks on Saudi Arabia by the Houthis in Yemen are against international law ... The ministry also reportedly condemned the Iran-backed Houthi group in Yemen and ......

Yemen war: 11 children killed in past three days

The Independent 02 Dec 2020
Eleven children, including a one-month old baby, have been killed in Yemen in the last three days, according to the United Nations. The first shelling took place in the town of Durayhimi over the weekend, just south of the strategic port city of Hodeida, which handles about 70 percent of all imports to Yemen....

London: Activists protest before Emirates embassy on UAE National Day

Middle East Monitor 02 Dec 2020
... the war crimes committed by the Emirati regime in Yemen, Libya and elsewhere ... The demonstration called for prosecuting the Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed on charges of committing war crimes in Yemen and violating international laws, universal rights and freedoms....

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

Yahoo Daily News 28 Nov 2020
Citing an order from the country’s immigration authorities, the note to companies operating in Dubai’s airport free zone announced a pause in issuing all new employment, long and short-term visit visas “until further notice” from countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iraq and Tunisia, without offering a reason....

On potential war crimes charges against US officials for supporting Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war

Democratic Underground 25 Nov 2020
Thread — On potential war crimes charges against US officials for supporting Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war ... Thread — On potential war crimes charges against US officials for supporting Saudi Arabia in the Yemen war ... Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen ... https.//

Many Turks Feel They Don’t Belong in Their Own Country

The Algemeiner 25 Nov 2020
Freedom House put Turkey on its “not free” list of countries in its 2020 assessment, a grouping that also contains Afghanistan, Angola, Belarus, Brunei, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gabon, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Myanmar, North Korea, Nicaragua, Qatar, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen....

Generation Forever War: Biden’s National Security Picks Herald Return to Hawkish Normalcy

The Intercept 24 Nov 2020
A number of experts told The Intercept that if President-elect Biden makes good on his stated pledge to “end our support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen,” it would also be an important early effort that demonstrates a willingness to break with allies who violate international law and ends a policy that has fostered a humanitarian disaster....

Selected Articles: Unspeakable Memories: The Day John Kennedy Died

GlobalResearch 23 Nov 2020
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Saudi’s violence against Yemeni kids must end, Yemeni Foreign Ministry says

Press TV 22 Nov 2020
Yemen’s Foreign Ministry has demanded an immediate and unconditional end to the Saudi-led military coalition’s violence against children in the embattled country ... The Sana’a-based National Salvation Government, the statement said, respects international humanitarian law, and is committed to the protection of children’s rights in Yemen....

US senator opposes arms sales to UAE, citing links to radical militants

Press TV 22 Nov 2020
"The UAE is our ally, but there is no escaping that the Emiratis have a history of transferring US arms to extremist militias, and have violated international law in Libya and Yemen,” said the Senator from Connecticut in a Twitter post as cited in a Friday report by Middle East Monitor news outlet....

Arab coalition destroys drone launched by Yemen's Houthis towards Saudi Arabia

Arab News 20 Nov 2020
The Arab coalition said it destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia toward the Kingdom, Saudi state TV reported on Friday. The coalition said that the Houthis continue to target the Kingdom with ballistic missiles and armed drones, which are in strict violation of international law....

Senator: UAE has history of transferring US arms to extremist militias

Middle East Monitor 20 Nov 2020
arms to extremist militias, and have violated international law in Libya and Yemen ... arms to extremist militias, and have violated international law in Libya and Yemen. At the very least, we should not rush this sale through in a lame duck session ... .......

UAE Has History of Transferring U.S. Arms to Extremists: Senator

Kayhan 20 Nov 2020
arms to extremist militias, and have violated international law in Libya and Yemen ... Many other lawmakers also worry about whether the UAE would use the weapons in attacks that would harm civilians in Yemen, whose Saudi-led war is considered one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters....