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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Desecration of Yemen's collective memory must not succeed - The NationalDesecration of Yemen's collective memory must not succeed  The National

By destroying thousands of years of cultural heritage, the Houthis are attempting to erase history.



Give peace a chance, factions in Yemen conflict told - Nation - The Star OnlineGive peace a chance, factions in Yemen conflict told - Nation  The Star Online

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad wants all factions in the Yemeni conflict to give peace a chance and allow the agreement worked ...



Former British Minister Accuses Saudi Arabia Of Going "Completely Mad" Over Yemen War - ForbesFormer British Minister Accuses Saudi Arabia Of Going "Completely Mad" Over Yemen War  Forbes

A former British cabinet minister has accused the Saudi leadership of losing the plot over the war in Yemen. Speaking at an event in the Palace of Westminster ...



Safeguard Yemen's Future: Protect Education from Attack - Yemen - ReliefWebSafeguard Yemen's Future: Protect Education from Attack - Yemen  ReliefWeb

Pledging Conference Provides Opportunity to Safeguard Yemen's Future by Protecting Education from Attack. (February 20, 2019) Attacks on education in ...



UN: Yemen govt cooperating in Hodeida pact implementation - Saudi GazetteUN: Yemen govt cooperating in Hodeida pact implementation  Saudi Gazette

New York — UN Undersecretary General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix praised the Yemeni government's fruitful cooperation with the UN ...



Arab coalition targets Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen - ArabnewsArab coalition targets Al-Qaeda leaders in Yemen  Arabnews

DUBAI: The Arab coalition targeted Saturday Al-Qaeda positions in the southeastern province of Abyan in Yemen, Al Arabiya sources reported. The coalition has ...



Deal to free Hodeidah may open way for aid in Yemen, UN envoy says - The GuardianDeal to free Hodeidah may open way for aid in Yemen, UN envoy says  The Guardian

A breakthrough agreement on the pullback of forces around the Red Sea port of Hodeidah may open the way for a large increase in the flow of aid into Yemen ...



Don't expect us to take sides in any war, including in Yemen, says PM - Free Malaysia TodayDon't expect us to take sides in any war, including in Yemen, says PM  Free Malaysia Today

Distancing Putrajaya from the previous government's support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, Dr Mahathir Mohamad warns Yemen's crisis can ...



Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal - The GuardianYemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal  The Guardian

Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeidah, in a deal the UN described as important ...



Meaningful implementation of humanitarian assistance in Yemen - GOV.UKMeaningful implementation of humanitarian assistance in Yemen  GOV.UK

Statement by Ambassador Karen Pierce, UK Permanent Representative to the UN, at the Security Council Briefing on Yemen.



Yemen: Council adopts conclusions - EU NewsYemen: Council adopts conclusions  EU News

The Council today adopted conclusions on Yemen. The EU reaffirms its commitment to the unity, sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Yemen.



Civilian deaths reported in Yemen despite Hodeidah ceasefire deal: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCivilian deaths reported in Yemen despite Hodeidah ceasefire deal: UN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Eight Yemeni civilians have been killed by shelling earlier this week in Hodeidah of Yemen despite a ceasefire deal ...



Yemen rebels launch attack in Hodeidah days before planned withdrawal - The NationalYemen rebels launch attack in Hodeidah days before planned withdrawal  The National

Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a large-scale attack on pro-government forces around Hodeidah on Wednesday night, just a day after the UN special envoy ...



Have world leaders really got the will to bring peace to Yemen? - The GuardianHave world leaders really got the will to bring peace to Yemen?  The Guardian

We hear much about Yemen's crisis, but far less about the hypocrisy of states fuelling the very conflict they condemn.



Yemen FM faces backlash for smiling, sitting next to Netanyahu - Al Jazeera EnglishYemen FM faces backlash for smiling, sitting next to Netanyahu  Al Jazeera English

Houthis accuse the Yemeni government of attempting to normalise ties with Israel at an anti-Iran summit in Poland.



Rep. Ilhan Omar in Tampa raising humanitarian aid for Yemen - WMNF - WMNFRep. Ilhan Omar in Tampa raising humanitarian aid for Yemen - WMNF  WMNF

Congress member Ilhan Omar may attract protesters when she speaks Saturday in Tampa at an event raising funds for humanitarian aid to Yemen.



Despite the slaughter in Yemen, Britain is still chasing arms sales - The GuardianDespite the slaughter in Yemen, Britain is still chasing arms sales  The Guardian

Defence contractors in Abu Dhabi for the Middle East's biggest arms fair are supported to the hilt by UK ministers, says campaigner Andrew Smith.



Starving girl shows impact of Yemen war, economic collapse - ReutersStarving girl shows impact of Yemen war, economic collapse  Reuters

HAJJAH, Yemen (Reuters) - Displaced by war, starving and living under a tree, 12-year-old Fatima Qoba weighed just 10kg when she was carried into a Yemeni ...



The House Finally Acts on Yemen - The New York TimesThe House Finally Acts on Yemen  The New York Times

The Senate should quickly follow suit and end United States complicity in the humanitarian horrors there.



Arab Media Report Uncertain First Steps in Redeployment Agreement in Yemen's Hodeida Region - VOA NewsArab Media Report Uncertain First Steps in Redeployment Agreement in Yemen's Hodeida Region  VOA News

Arab media is reporting that both the Saudi-led coalition and forces loyal to the Houthi militia group are starting to implement a redeployment agreement worked ...



Yemen war: Grain stores in Hudaydah 'at risk of rotting' - BBC NewsYemen war: Grain stores in Hudaydah 'at risk of rotting'  BBC News

The UN is urging the warring parties in Yemen to give it access to a vast store of grain that is desperately needed in a country on the brink of famine. Aid workers ...



UAE arming Yemen militias with Western weapons - Amnesty - BBC NewsUAE arming Yemen militias with Western weapons - Amnesty  BBC News

The United Arab Emirates is recklessly arming militias in Yemen with advanced weaponry supplied by the US and other states, Amnesty International alleges.



Media Roundtable: Widespread starvation in Yemen; violence and economic hardship in El Salvador - KALWMedia Roundtable: Widespread starvation in Yemen; violence and economic hardship in El Salvador  KALW

On this edition of Your Call's Media roundtable, we'll discuss coverage of the war in Yemen. According to the United Nations, 80 percent of Yemen's.



Yemen conjoined twins: Doctors appeal for help evacuating boys - BBC NewsYemen conjoined twins: Doctors appeal for help evacuating boys  BBC News

Yemeni doctors have appealed to the UN to arrange the evacuation of newborn conjoined twin boys who are in urgent need of treatment abroad. Abdul Khaleq ...



Yemen war’s humanitarian catastrophe, in one chart - Vox.comYemen war’s humanitarian catastrophe, in one chart  Vox.com

The Yemen war has led to thousands dead and millions hungry, thirsty, and displaced. An intelligence report shows how bad it is.



Morocco freezes involvement in Saudi-led coalition in Yemen - Washington PostMorocco freezes involvement in Saudi-led coalition in Yemen  Washington Post

RABAT, Morocco — Government officials say Morocco has stopped taking part in military action with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's war, and has recalled its ...



Yemen’s forgotten conflict will leave a deadly legacy - Financial TimesYemen’s forgotten conflict will leave a deadly legacy  Financial Times

Houthi rebels have laid hundreds of thousands of landmines that will prove a long-term blight.



UK's arms export supervisor attacks NGOs over Yemen deaths - The GuardianUK's arms export supervisor attacks NGOs over Yemen deaths  The Guardian

Graham Jones MP says reports of civilian deaths from airstrikes have been 'grossly exaggerated'



FROM THE FIELD: Survival in Yemen against all odds - UN NewsFROM THE FIELD: Survival in Yemen against all odds  UN News

Fawaz, just 18-months old, suffered from severe acute malnutrition and was on the brink of death. In war-torn Yemen, he was one of hundreds of thousands of ...



Democrats Cave on War Powers and Yemen :: Politics :: Features :: Yemen :: Paste - Paste MagazineDemocrats Cave on War Powers and Yemen :: Politics :: Features :: Yemen :: Paste  Paste Magazine

Despite controlling the House, Democrats couldn't avoid watering down the war powers resolution.



From Iraq to Yemen: the grubby business of counting the war dead - The GuardianFrom Iraq to Yemen: the grubby business of counting the war dead  The Guardian

A Labour MP's grotesque take on Yemen war casualties serves only to show the sordid and politicised nature of body counts.



Yemen war: UN anchors ship off Red Sea port for 'neutral ground' talks - The GuardianYemen war: UN anchors ship off Red Sea port for 'neutral ground' talks  The Guardian

Yemen peace talks have been held onboard a UN-chartered boat anchored in the Red Sea in an attempt to find a neutral venue acceptable to both sides.



Yemen ceasefire looks dire but is holding, says UN envoy - The GuardianYemen ceasefire looks dire but is holding, says UN envoy  The Guardian

Yemen's fragile ceasefire is holding and Saudi Arabia remains intent on reaching a negotiated end to the four-year-old civil war, Martin Griffiths, the UN special ...



US senators call for new Yemen certification to protect civilians - CNNUS senators call for new Yemen certification to protect civilians  CNN

US Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Todd Young have sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of a Saturday deadline for him to re-certify to Congress ...



UN wants forces pulled back from ports in Yemen - manilastandard.netUN wants forces pulled back from ports in Yemen  manilastandard.net

United Nations—The UN Security Council on Friday called on the warring parties in Yemen to immediately implement a deal to pull their forces out of three key ...



UK to attend US summit on Iran on condition of Yemen talks - The GuardianUK to attend US summit on Iran on condition of Yemen talks  The Guardian

The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has agreed to attend a summit organised by the US in Warsaw originally billed as an alliance to confront Iranian aggression, ...



Photographers from Bhutan, Yemen and Sudan enter Stenin contest for first time - IOLPhotographers from Bhutan, Yemen and Sudan enter Stenin contest for first time  IOL

Photo correspondents from Bhutan, Yemen, Sudan, as well as Papua New Guinea have applied to the Andrei Stenin International ...



Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad - ReutersYemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad  Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controlled ...



Yemen: CERF and YHF support in 2018 and 2019 (as of 18 February 2019) - Yemen - ReliefWebYemen: CERF and YHF support in 2018 and 2019 (as of 18 February 2019) - Yemen  ReliefWeb

With some 24 million people in Yemen in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection, Yemen faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.



US slams Iran for prolonging Yemen war and blocking peace - ArabnewsUS slams Iran for prolonging Yemen war and blocking peace  Arabnews

WARSAW: The US on Thursday accused Iran of prolonging the war in Yemen with its support for the Houthis and called on Tehran to help make a ceasefire ...



Damning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports - The GuardianDamning Yemen report calls on UK to come clean over arms exports  The Guardian

Study questions lack of detail surrounding scale and quantity of weapons sales.



3 Michigan men wired $88M overseas. They swear it was for family - Detroit Free Press3 Michigan men wired $88M overseas. They swear it was for family  Detroit Free Press

Three Detroit-area men accused of illegally wiring $88M overseas were only sending loved ones money, says a lawyer. Terrorism was not involved.



The Ethiopian migrants crossing Yemen's war to find a better life - CNNThe Ethiopian migrants crossing Yemen's war to find a better life  CNN

The economic migrants are hoping to find jobs in Saudi Arabia, but have to risk their lives by crossing Yemen's war zone.



Pope faces critics over Yemen on first papal visit to UAE - The GuardianPope faces critics over Yemen on first papal visit to UAE  The Guardian

Francis's trip to United Arab Emirates 'to promote peace' comes amid bloody conflict to south.



Million across Yemen 'just a step away from famine', with food available but inaccessible - UN NewsMillion across Yemen 'just a step away from famine', with food available but inaccessible  UN News

While nearly 10 million people across Yemen remain “just a step away from famine”, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator has spoken of his deep ...



Yemen's warring parties reach compromise on Hodeida pullback - FRANCE 24 EnglishYemen's warring parties reach compromise on Hodeida pullback  FRANCE 24 English

Yemen's government and Huthi rebels have agreed on a preliminary compromise for redeploying their forces from the port city of Hodeida, the UN said Thursday ...



Mass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States' "Betrayal" of Palestine - Mintpress NewsMass Rallies in Yemen Denounce Gulf Arab States' "Betrayal" of Palestine  Mintpress News

Yemen and Israel have never had diplomatic relations and al-Yamani's coziness with Netanyahu at the Warsaw Conference sparked huge protests in Yemen.



Pictured: the youngest victims of Yemen's war - Daily MailPictured: the youngest victims of Yemen's war  Daily Mail

Parents were pictured cradling their severely malnourished children at the Al-Sabaeen Hospital in Sanaa as the Yemeni government's war against the rebels ...



Yemen's abandoned churches, remnants of a fading past - Times of IndiaYemen's abandoned churches, remnants of a fading past  Times of India

Middle East News: ADEN: Vandalised, caught in the crossfire, burnt to the ground: Yemen's churches, once filled by small but diverse Christian communities, are ...



Pope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war - World - The Star OnlinePope arrives in UAE for historic Gulf visit, condemns Yemen war - World  The Star Online

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday became the first pontiff to set foot on the Arabian Peninsula, just hours after issuing his strongest condemnation ...



House Democrats to challenge Trump again on Yemen - POLITICOHouse Democrats to challenge Trump again on Yemen  POLITICO

House Democrats are renewing their push to cut off U.S. involvement in Yemen's bloody civil war, teeing up a direct challenge to President Donald Trump's ...



Whatever happened to the ceasefire deal in Yemen? - IRINnews.orgWhatever happened to the ceasefire deal in Yemen?  IRINnews.org

A meeting on a boat, an agreement never signed: the fate of the Hodeidah deal and, by extension, of further peace talks, is still uncertain.



Yemen's cancer patients suffer as clinics are closing - Aljazeera.comYemen's cancer patients suffer as clinics are closing  Aljazeera.com

There is only one cancer treatment centre which is nearby for patients in Hodeidah and surrounding areas.



Yemen’s humanitarian crisis, explained in 2 charts - Global NewsYemen’s humanitarian crisis, explained in 2 charts  Global News

The deaths, starvation and displacement caused by the conflict are not unknown. And yet, it's difficult to comprehend the scale of devastation.



EU foreign ministers discuss taking back 'IS' fighters, Venezuela and Yemen - DW (English)EU foreign ministers discuss taking back 'IS' fighters, Venezuela and Yemen  DW (English)

Foreign ministers from EU member states addressed Trump's call for European countries to repatriate foreign "Islamic State" fighters captured in Syria. They also ...



Yemen's Houthi militia using human shields - ArabnewsYemen's Houthi militia using human shields  Arabnews

RIYADH: The Iranian-backed Houthi militia is using human shields and continues to violate a cease-fire in Yemen, a spokesman for the Arab coalition told a ...



Saudi Arabia's role in Yemen's stability praised - ArabnewsSaudi Arabia's role in Yemen's stability praised  Arabnews

JEDDAH: Yemeni activists launched a loyalty hashtag campaign on social media thanking Saudi Arabia for sending fuel to help ensure stable power supplies in ...



Yemeni pet shop survives despite the odds - ReutersYemeni pet shop survives despite the odds  Reuters

In Yemen, where almost four years of war have brought millions to the brink of famine and ravaged the economy, Mourad Jamal struggles to keep his small pet ...



FAO and EU join efforts to strengthen Yemen's capacity to monitor drivers of food insecurity and hunger - Yemen - ReliefWebFAO and EU join efforts to strengthen Yemen's capacity to monitor drivers of food insecurity and hunger - Yemen  ReliefWeb

As the fragile peace in Yemen holds and with serious food insecurity concerns persisting, the European Union (EU) and FAO have announced new EU funding ...



BBC World Service - HARDtalk, Yemen's Foreign Minister - Khaled Alyemany - BBC NewsBBC World Service - HARDtalk, Yemen's Foreign Minister - Khaled Alyemany  BBC News

Is there any political or diplomatic initiative capable of saving Yemen? HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to the country's foreign minister Khaled Alyemany.



Yemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women - Oxfam AmericaYemen's shattered food economy and its desperate toll on women  Oxfam America

Food security in Yemen is critically dependent on imports and incomes. Both have been knowingly undermined by parties to the conflict over many months, ...



Fire damages vital wheat silos in Yemen's Hodeidah - UN - Channel NewsAsiaFire damages vital wheat silos in Yemen's Hodeidah - UN  Channel NewsAsia

DUBAI: Wheat silos in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah have been damaged by a fire caused by suspected mortar shelling, threatening food supplies for ...



Ex-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels - Associated PressEx-inmates: Torture rife in prisons run by Yemen rebels  Associated Press

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Farouk Baakar was on duty as a medic at al-Rashid hospital the day a bleeding man was brought into the emergency room with gunshot ...



The ceasefire in Hodeida hasn't stopped bullets and starvation claiming Yemeni lives | View - Euronews EnglishThe ceasefire in Hodeida hasn't stopped bullets and starvation claiming Yemeni lives | View  Euronews English

When a ceasefire in Hodeida came into force in December last year, there was hope for people living through the nightmare of Yemen's civil war. But hope has ...



What does the Stockholm agreement mean for Yemen? - The Washington PostWhat does the Stockholm agreement mean for Yemen?  The Washington Post

Last week, Houthi rebels and Yemen's government reached a deal. Can an imperfect agreement work in Yemen?



Enough is enough. End the war in Yemen. - The Washington PostEnough is enough. End the war in Yemen.  The Washington Post

Tawakkol Karman is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Today, the Yemeni people are suffering from the actions of outsiders. Regional powers have turned the ...



The good and the bad in the new peace agreement on Yemen - Al Jazeera EnglishThe good and the bad in the new peace agreement on Yemen  Al Jazeera English

The Stockholm Agreement marks a much-needed breakthrough on Yemen, but there are major issues with its provisions.



Yemen war: 'Milestone' peace talks begin in Sweden - BBC NewsYemen war: 'Milestone' peace talks begin in Sweden  BBC News

Peace talks aimed at ending nearly four years of civil war in Yemen, described by the UN special envoy as an important milestone, have started in Sweden.



In potential breakthrough, Yemen’s warring sides agree to halt fighting in port city - The Washington PostIn potential breakthrough, Yemen’s warring sides agree to halt fighting in port city  The Washington Post

RIYADH — The opposing sides in Yemen's civil war have agreed to a cease-fire in a port city that serves as a critical lifeline for humanitarian aid to the country, ...



Yemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah - BBC NewsYemen war: Fighting resumes at key port of Hudaydah  BBC News

Fighting has broken out in the Yemeni city of Hudaydah despite both the Saudi-led military coalition and Houthi rebels agreeing to halt offensives. Coalition ...



Yemen's warring parties talk as 12 million suffer from 'severe hunger' - NBC NewsYemen's warring parties talk as 12 million suffer from 'severe hunger'  NBC News

U.N. officials don't expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but hope for minor steps that would help to address Yemen's humanitarian crisis.



The Only Way to End the War in Yemen - Foreign AffairsThe Only Way to End the War in Yemen  Foreign Affairs

The war in Yemen has been a disaster for U.S. interests, for Saudi interests, and above all for the Yemeni people. For three and a half years, Saudi Arabia has ...



Yemen: The civil war and how it came about - RTÉ NewsYemen: The civil war and how it came about  RTÉ News

UNICEF has warned that millions of families across Yemen could soon be without food, clean water and sanitation because of "the deepening economic crisis ...



A brief history of America’s troubled relationship with Yemen - Brookings InstitutionA brief history of America’s troubled relationship with Yemen  Brookings Institution

The United States has usually not had a Yemen policy—rather, its policy toward Yemen is a subset of its policy toward Saudi Arabia. This is especially true today ...



Yemen war: What will the new year hold? - BBC NewsYemen war: What will the new year hold?  BBC News

Peace talks led to breakthroughs, but distrust keeps the warring sides and their backers a long way from peace.



Yemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah - BBC NewsYemen war: Truce for lifeline port city of Hudaydah  BBC News

Warring parties in Yemen have agreed to a ceasefire for the port city of Hudaydah, principal lifeline for two-thirds of the country. They reached agreement at talks ...



Yemen death toll 'six times higher' than estimated - The TelegraphYemen death toll 'six times higher' than estimated  The Telegraph

More than 60000 people have been killed in Yemen in the last two years, according to a new assessment, a figure six times higher than previous estimates.



Yemen war: WFP accuses Houthi rebels of diverting food aid - BBC NewsYemen war: WFP accuses Houthi rebels of diverting food aid  BBC News

Yemen's rebel Houthi movement is accused of diverting food aid meant for civilians.



The hidden victims of the Yemen war - BBC NewsThe hidden victims of the Yemen war  BBC News

Yemen has been devastated by a conflict that escalated in 2015, when a Saudi-led coalition intervened after Houthi rebels seized control of much of the west of ...



Yemen war worsens as US calls for ceasefire - Vox.comYemen war worsens as US calls for ceasefire  Vox.com

The United States called for a ceasefire in Yemen, but the war has gotten worse, especially in Hodeidah, a vital port city.



Yemen war: Can ceasefire deal finally bring peace? - BBC NewsYemen war: Can ceasefire deal finally bring peace?  BBC News

Yemen's truce deal is fraught with risk, but it brings the country a step to closer to elusive peace.



Yemen war: Accidental blast kills foreign demining experts - BBC NewsYemen war: Accidental blast kills foreign demining experts  BBC News

Five foreign demining experts have been killed in an accidental explosion in Yemen, a Saudi-funded charity has said. The two South Africans, one Croatian, one ...



Yemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce - BBC NewsYemen war: Firing in Hudaydah raises fears for new truce  BBC News

Fighting has resumed on the fringes of Yemen's port city of Hudaydah, according to residents, raising fears for a newly agreed truce. The ceasefire for the port ...



Yemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base - BBC NewsYemen soldiers killed in Houthi drone attack on base  BBC News

A drone attack on a Yemeni government base by the rebel Houthi movement has reportedly killed six soldiers. The drone exploded above a podium at al-Anad ...