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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First drone strikes of Trump era carried out over Yemen - Lowell Sun

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First drone strikes of Trump era carried out over Yemen
Lowell Sun
The first drone strikes under President Donald Trump were carried out in central Yemen over the weekend, the Pentagon said Monday. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, armed U.S. drones attacked al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen at Al Bayda, a town about 175 ...
First Drone Strikes Under Trump Kill Al Qaeda Commander in YemenBreitbart News
Suspected US drone strikes kill three al-Qaida suspects in Yemen, officials sayThe Guardian
1st US drone strikes on Trump's watch hit Al-Qaeda in Yemen & ISISRT
Reason (blog) -The Hill -Washington Free Beacon
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Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Yemen army claims control of port city of Mokha
Aljazeera.com
Government forces said the rebels were using the port in Mokha to smuggle weapons into Yemen. At least 10,000 people have died in the mostly stalemated Yemeni conflict, which has unleashed a humanitarian crisis in the already poor Arabian Peninsula ...
UK accused of failing to defend rights of Yemeni children against daily violationsThe Guardian
Renewed Fighting and Drone Strikes in Yemen Kill About 75New York Times
At least 40 dead in battle for Yemen portgulfnews.com
The Hindu -India Today -Al-Arabiya
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Yemen War Room: ITV News granted unprecedented access - ITV News

ITV News

Yemen War Room: ITV News granted unprecedented access
ITV News
On a bank of flickering screens, a fighter jet labelled 'FRIEND' is tracked as it crosses the border. Television screens show mosques, hospitals and United Nations facilities inside Yemen - the locations that airstrikes must avoid. Officers from across ...



Reality Check on Strategic Interests Behind Humanitarian Concerns in Yemen - DefenseNews.com

DefenseNews.com

Reality Check on Strategic Interests Behind Humanitarian Concerns in Yemen
DefenseNews.com
Behind US humanitarian concerns for civilian casualties in Yemen lies another motivation: a growing inclination at least during the latter part of the Obama administration, undeclared but increasingly clear, to pivot away from Saudi Arabia in favor of ...

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Yemen govt objects UN envoy Sanaa meetings - Al-Arabiya

Al-Arabiya

Yemen govt objects UN envoy Sanaa meetings
Al-Arabiya
The internationally recognized government of Yemen says it objects to the UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's meetings in Sanaa with the Houthi militia and their allies. The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Yemen, Abdul Malik ...
UN Special Envoy to Yemen Calls on Parties of Conflict to Put End to ViolenceSputnik International
National delegation meets UN envoy for YemenYemen News Agency
Note to Correspondents - Special Envoy for Yemen concludes visit to Sana'aReliefweb

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Yemen Sees Renewed Fighting Over The Weekend - NPR

Yemen Sees Renewed Fighting Over The Weekend
NPR
Rachel Martin talks to Hisham al-Omeisy, an independent political commentator in Yemen, about the humanitarian crisis. A UNICEF report on the country's civil war estimates at least 10,000 have died. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: There's been renewed fighting ...



'Absolutely Unparalleled' Crisis: Save the Children Calls for Yemen Ceasefire - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

'Absolutely Unparalleled' Crisis: Save the Children Calls for Yemen Ceasefire
Sputnik International
The civil war which has consumed Yemen since 2015 has claimed the lives of over 10,000, and brought the country to the brink of destruction. Around 18 million are in dire need of humanitarian assistance on a daily basis and a representative of Save ...



A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war - New Scientist

New Scientist

A no-strike list may shield Yemen's ancient treasures from war
New Scientist
Since 2015, the Yemen government, backed by a Saudi Arabian-led coalition, has been fighting Houthi rebels. The human toll reached at least 10,000 last week, according to the UN, and structures such as the Great Dam of Marib, the pre-Islamic walled ...



Strategic Red Sea port city in Yemen liberated - gulfnews.com

Strategic Red Sea port city in Yemen liberated
gulfnews.com
Al Mukalla: Yemen government forces backed by heavy air cover from the Saudi-led coalition on Monday took control of the strategic port town of Mocha on the Red Sea after heavy clashes with Al Houthis, two army generals told Gulf News. Major Mohsen ...

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FM meets Resident Coordinator of the United Nations for Yemen - Yemen News Agency

Yemen News Agency

FM meets Resident Coordinator of the United Nations for Yemen
Yemen News Agency
[24/January/2017] SANA'A, Jan. 24 (Saba) - Foreign Minister Hisham Sharaf met on Tuesday UNICEF Resident Representative for Yemen Julian Harns. At the meeting, Sharaf delivered Harns a letter in order to deliver it the UN Secretary General for ...

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