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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Trump is weighing a major escalation in Yemen's devastating war - Vox

Vox

Trump is weighing a major escalation in Yemen's devastating war
Vox
The Pentagon is reportedly considering ramping up US support for Saudi Arabia's bloody war in Yemen, which has already killed at least 10,000, displaced 3 million, and left millions more at risk of famine since it began in March 2015. That would be a ...
US weighs bigger role in Yemen's war, boosting aid to alliesReuters
A Yemen dilemmaPower Line (blog)
Happy Anniversary to America's Shameful Travesty of a War in YemenForeign Policy (blog)
The Independent -RT -Washington Post
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Vox Sentences: 20 million in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen face starvation - Vox

Vox

Vox Sentences: 20 million in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen face starvation
Vox
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'My wounds still hurt and I am very afraid': Yemen's civil war in the words of its forgotten children - The Independent

The Independent

'My wounds still hurt and I am very afraid': Yemen's civil war in the words of its forgotten children
The Independent
As MPs prepare to debate the worsening humanitarian crisis in Yemen, the tragic suffering of some of the conflict's youngest victims has come to the fore. Two years since the civil war began, at least 1,546 children have been killed and 2,450 maimed.



UN: Child Marriage Soars in Yemen as Famine Looms - Voice of America

Voice of America

UN: Child Marriage Soars in Yemen as Famine Looms
Voice of America
Child marriage has soared in Yemen as families struggle to feed their children amid a conflict that has left the country on the brink of famine, the U.N. children's agency said Monday. More than two-thirds of girls in Yemen are married off before they ...
Children Paying the Heaviest Price as Conflict in Yemen Enters Third Year – UNeNews Park Forest
Poverty, hunger and disease cripple childhood in Yemen as war ...Canada NewsWire (press release)
More than 1,500 children killed in Yemen's war as it enters third year ...ITV News
RT -Reuters -ReliefWeb
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At least 11 dead in Yemen suicide bombing - SBS

Daily Mail

At least 11 dead in Yemen suicide bombing
SBS
At least 11 people have been killed in a suicide bombing and gun attack by suspected al-Qaeda militants on a local government compound in southern Yemen, a Yemeni government media office says. The attack on Monday is the latest in a series of ...
Suspected al-Qaida bomber kills 5 soldiers in Yemen's south ...The Daily Progress
10 jihadists among 20 dead in Yemen attack | Daily Mail OnlineDaily Mail
Car bomb attack in S. Yemen kills 6 security personnelAnadolu Agency
Sputnik International
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Yemen's Ansarullah: Negotiations with Military Steadfastness “Futile Path” - Al-Manar TV

Al-Manar TV

Yemen's Ansarullah: Negotiations with Military Steadfastness “Futile Path”
Al-Manar TV
The spokesman of Yemen's Ansarullah Mohammad Abdol Salam told Al-Manar that the movement is ready to discuss the roadmap submitted by the United Nations, “despite the international organization's failed experiences in ending the crises of Syria, Iraq ...



US Boosts Military Backing for Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

US Boosts Military Backing for Saudi-Led Coalition in Yemen
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration has significantly increased military support for Sunni Arab states fighting al Qaeda and Iranian-backed militias in Yemen, said U.S. and Arab officials, drawing the U.S. deeper into the two-year civil war there.



Yemen Factsheet Summary 2016 [EN/AR] - Reliefweb

Reliefweb

Yemen Factsheet Summary 2016 [EN/AR]
Reliefweb
Since March 2015, conflict has spread to 21 of Yemen's 22 governorates, prompting a large scale protection crisis and aggravating an already severe humanitarian situation brought on by years of poverty, poor governance and instability. Today, 18.8 ...



Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary - SBS

SBS

Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary
SBS
The Iran-backed Huthi rebels staged a show of force over the weekend with the mass rally in Sanaa and a symbolic court ruling against Yemen's embattled president, whose troops are supported by the Saudi-led Gulf coalition. Crowds converged on Sabeen ...
Rebel supporters flood Yemen streets on conflict anniversary | Daily ...Daily Mail
Pro-Houthi court sentences Yemen president to death for treasonMiddle East Eye

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In South Sudan and Yemen, families struggle to survive as hunger haunts them - Oxfam America (press release) (blog)

Oxfam America (press release) (blog)

In South Sudan and Yemen, families struggle to survive as hunger haunts them
Oxfam America (press release) (blog)
'I'm afraid my little son will die and I would blame myself because I couldn't buy enough food for him.' Though one sits on the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula and the other is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa, Yemen and South Sudan ...
Crisis escalation marks second Yemen conflict anniversaryReliefWeb
UN urges political dialogue between warring parties to avoid famine in YemenThe Express Tribune
UN relief chief calls for political dialogue to avoid famine in YemenNews Ghana

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