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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Yemen: US-made weapon used in air strike that killed scores in escalation of Saudi-led coalition attacks

Reliefweb 27 Jan 2022
In September 2021, the US House of Representatives passed a provision to its yearly defence bill ending US support for the SLC’s offensive operations and air strikes in Yemen, yet it was removed from the final bill that later passed into law ... The people of Yemen have been ......
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'What will they send next? Pillows?': Kyiv mayor Vitali Klitschko hits back at Berlin over helmets

Yahoo Daily News 27 Jan 2022
But Germany has approved arms sales with billions to countries involved in the conflicts in Yemen and Libya in recent years ... Bodies of victims of air strikes on a detention center lie on a street ahead of their burial in Saada, Yemen January 25, 2022 ... It is also a member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war....
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Iran protests 'systematic, serious' rights violations in Palestine, Yemen

Press TV 26 Jan 2022
"It is unfortunate and worrying that in the Middle East region, including in the occupied Palestinian territories and Yemen, the implementation of international humanitarian law is brutally violated," Takht-Ravanchi noted. Iran urges UN rights chief to slam Saudi-led raids in Yemen, hold perpetrators to account....
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Urban Warfare Devastates 50 Million People Worldwide, Speakers Tell Security Council, Calling for Effective Tools to End Impunity, Improve Humanitarian Response

Reliefweb 26 Jan 2022
She pressed States to support the establishment of an independent and impartial mechanism through the General Assembly to investigate international law violations committed in Yemen, as well as to publicly report, collect and preserve evidence, and prepare files for criminal prosecutions....
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More than 70 people, including women and children, killed overnight in Yemen

Reliefweb 25 Jan 2022
Aid agencies operating in Yemen are horrified by the news that more ... Aid agencies operating in Yemen call on parties to the conflict to respect international humanitarian law and international human rights law and protect civilians and civilian infrastructure during hostilities....
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Saudi Arabia calls for int'l action to end Houthi attacks

Anadolu Agency 24 Jan 2022
The Saudi statement warned that the rebel group's "aggressive behavior" had already caused destruction in Yemen, adding that the group continues its "terrorist acts to destabilize the security and stability of the region." ... It demanded an immediate end to such attacks, which it said constitute "a clear violation of international law."....
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Violence in Yemen rapidly escalates leaving a heavy toll on children [EN/AR]

Reliefweb 24 Jan 2022
AMMAN, 22 January 2022 – “Violence has rapidly escalated since the year began, taking a steep turn in several locations across Yemen ...UNICEF calls on parties to the conflict in Yemen and those with influence over them to respect international law and protect civilians, including children, at all times....
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Saudi Arabia leads condemnation of Houthi missile attacks on Abu Dhabi, Kingdom

Arab News 24 Jan 2022
... of international humanitarian law.” ... The Gulf Cooperation Council said the continuation of terrorist Houthi attacks reflects their blatant defiance of the international community, disregard for all international laws, and rejection of all efforts aimed at bringing peace to Yemen....
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Lebanon needs political will to improve Arab ties

Gulf News 24 Jan 2022
... Nabih Berri, and the Free Patriotic Movement, led by President Michel Aoun’s son-in-law Gebran Bassil, issued an unsolicited statement that slammed the Arab coalition’s campaign in Yemen that supports the internationally recognised government against the Al Houthi terror group....
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Eddie Howe defends Newcastle’s Saudi Arabia trip amid ‘sportswashing’ claims

ITV 24 Jan 2022
The Magpies party headed for the Middle East after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leeds ...It’s a football decision ... Credit. PA ... “The closed-door trial of Jamal Khashoggi’s alleged killers was little more than a whitewash and Saudi Arabia is implicated in an entire catalogue of crimes under international humanitarian law in the long-running conflict in Yemen ... ....
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Violence in Yemen rapidly escalates leaving a heavy toll on children

Reliefweb 23 Jan 2022
AMMAN, 22 January 2022 – “Violence has rapidly escalated since the year began, taking a steep turn in several locations across Yemen ...UNICEF calls on parties to the conflict in Yemen and those with influence over them to respect international law and protect civilians, including children, at all times....
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Coalition in Yemen prepares military operation in Al-Jouf

Arab News 23 Jan 2022
The Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen said it is preparing a military operation in Al-Jouf, in response to a threat ... with international and humanitarian law to protect civilians,” the coalition added....
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New York fuels up electric vehicle rebate program

Olean Times Herald 23 Jan 2022
ALBANY (TNS) — A rebate program to help fuel the sale of zero-emission electric vehicles received another infusion of $12 million, according to Gov. Kathy Hochul ... More from this section. ROSEN, A TOP RANKED LAW FIRM, Encourages FirstCash, Inc ... Footage shows aftermath of devastating airstrikes in Yemen. ROSEN, A LEADING LAW FIRM, Encourages eHealth, Inc....
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