Yemen

Country Yemen
Capital Sana'a
Continent Asia
Currency Yemeni rial(YER)
Languages Arabic

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North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border.

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The shocking cynicism of Saudi Arabia's Yemen war, in one quote - Vox

Vox

The shocking cynicism of Saudi Arabia's Yemen war, in one quote
Vox
It is hard to overstate the human costs of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen. More than 10,000 people have died in the country since fighting began in late March 2015. An estimated 2 million Yemeni children are starving; the country is the site of the worst ...
Yemen battles world's worst cholera outbreakABC Online
Yemen cholera outbreak: Disease shows signs of slowdown, fatality rates down to 0.6%, says WHOFirstpost
WHO hopes Yemeni cholera outbreak is half done at 218000 casesReuters
U.S. News & World Report -Healio
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Saudi bombers hit southwest Yemen, kill 10 - Press TV

Press TV

Saudi bombers hit southwest Yemen, kill 10
Press TV
Saudi Arabia's warplanes have targeted a residential building in southwestern Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians. The aircraft carried out the attack against Ta'izz Province's Dhubab District on Tuesday, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported.
Suddenly the world discovers Yemen as the Gulf Cooperation Council unravels: torture, black sites, claims of US ...SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

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With Yemen Devastated, Time Is Running Out to Demand US Withdrawal - Truth-Out

With Yemen Devastated, Time Is Running Out to Demand US Withdrawal
Truth-Out
Sana'a, Yemen, pictured in April, 2007. Saudi Arabia's war and blockade in Yemen would not be possible without US approval. (Photo: Richard Messenger / Flickr). The development economist Amartya Sen famously asserted that famines do not occur in ...



Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' UN Says - NPR

NPR

Yemen Now Faces 'The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,' UN Says
NPR
Seized by violence and teetering on the edge of famine, Yemen is grappling with another danger that threatens to outpace them both: cholera. "We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world," international health authorities said in a ...
Saudi Arabia donates $67 million to tackle cholera epidemic in YemenThe Independent
Cholera cases in Yemen now more than 200000CBC.ca
Saudis, at War in Yemen, Give Country $66.7 Million in Cholera ReliefNew York Times
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At $240 a Pound, the World's Original Coffee Producer Is Back in Business - Bloomberg

Bloomberg

At $240 a Pound, the World's Original Coffee Producer Is Back in Business
Bloomberg
To really drink mocha coffee, you'll have to pay up—we're talking up to $240 per pound—for the hard-to-find, chocolatey beans that hail from Mokha, Yemen. For decades, coffee insiders have complained that Yemeni coffee had dipped in quality, wasn't ...

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UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations - Washington Post

Washington Post

UAE military buildup draws scrutiny after Yemen allegations
Washington Post
The Emirates flatly denied allegations revealed in an Associated Press investigation last week that its forces were running secret prisons inside Yemen where detainees were tortured, calling it “completely untrue.” The UAE is a key member of a Saudi ...

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Injured by bullets, 4-year-old Yemen war survivor gets a new lease of life at Global Hospitals - TheHealthSite

TheHealthSite

Injured by bullets, 4-year-old Yemen war survivor gets a new lease of life at Global Hospitals
TheHealthSite
Global Hospitals, a multi super specialty tertiary care hospital has successfully performed the first stage hip bone correction surgery on a 4 yr old survivor from Yemen war; who was brought to India for treatment after being injured by a bullet on her ...



Michael McKean: Yemen - a war that's slipped under the radar - The Scotsman

The Scotsman

Michael McKean: Yemen - a war that's slipped under the radar
The Scotsman
Before the Arab Spring protests that shook the Middle East in 2011, Yemen was already the Arab world's poorest country. An agricultural economy with little mass production or valuable natural resources, Yemenis lived as they have for decades ...



Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees; US senators ask for inquiry - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees; US senators ask for inquiry
Los Angeles Times
Yemen's internationally recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations after reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are ...
Yemen orders probe into alleged torture by UAEAljazeera.com
Torture alleged in US search for al-Qaida in YemenPBS NewsHour
Yemen to probe alleged torture of detainees by UAE, U.S. ...Chicago Tribune
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The Danger of Yemen's Secret Prisons - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

The Danger of Yemen's Secret Prisons
The Atlantic
In 2010, I met an American held in what was then Yemen's most notorious secret prison: Political Security. This man had never been formally arrested. A gang of Yemenis in balaclavas shot him in broad daylight on the street near his home, threw him in a ...