Yemen (i/ˈjɛmən/; Arabic:اليَمَنal-Yaman), officially known as the Republic of Yemen (الجمهورية اليمنيةal-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 527,970km2 (203,850sqmi). The coastline stretches for about 2,000km (1,200mi). 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 ZaydiMutawakkilite 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.
The Yemen Arab Republic (YAR; Arabic:الجمهورية العربية اليمنيةal-Jumhūrīyah al-‘Arabīyah al-Yamanīyah), also known as North Yemen or Yemen (Sana'a), was a country from 1962 to 1990 in the northwestern part of what is now Yemen. Its capital was at Sana'a. It united with the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen, commonly known as South Yemen, on May 22, 1990, to form the current Republic of Yemen.
Geng Shuang, China's deputy permanent representative to the United Nations, on April 15, 2021 calls for efforts to advance peace in Yemen... "China welcomes Saudi Arabia's new initiative and appreciates the measures taken by Saudi Arabia to ease the situation in Yemen ... Resolution of the Yemen issue must rely on political and diplomatic means, he said.
The Saudi-led coalition has enforced a sea and air blockade around the north of Yemen for years, where roughly 80% of the population lives ...Amar Aladrai, the executive general manager of the Houthi-controlled Yemen National Oil Company, told CNN Thursday Thuruya had docked, while marine tracking apps showed the tanker at the port.
Tehran has not stopped providing the Houthis with military support as the militia continues to be equipped with Iran-made marine mines, a Yemen senior official said ... The Iran-backed militia has escalated military operations in Yemen’s Marib region as well as ballistic missile and drone attacks against Saudi Arabia.
That’s despite the Saudi navy blocking food and medicine getting into Yemen, fuelling a humanitarian crisis and putting millions of people at risk of starvation ... An Air NZ team has been repairing engines on Saudi navy vessels, despite the military fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Air New Zealand chief executive Greg Foran says “poor judgment” was involved when the national carrier signed off to help the Saudi Arabian military by working on its marine engines ... An Air NZ team has been repairing engines on Saudi navy vessels, despite the military fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.
Air New Zealand has been secretly helping the Saudi Arabian military despite it fuelling a humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Yemen child, Air New Zealand logo ...A 1NEWS investigation has revealed that Air New Zealand's business unit, Gas Turbines, which specialises in servicing military marine engines and turbines, has been supporting the Saudi Navy.
The UK is the penholder on Yemen at the UN and the UN special envoy for Yemen, Marin Griffiths, is British, but simply to blame UK lethargy or Saudi intransigence solely for the failure to make progress on Yemen is to underestimate the difficulties diplomats have faced in ...
The UN on Wednesday expressed fears that the Iran-backed Houthis could be about to break a promise to allow an international inspection team to board the decaying FSOSafer oil tanker moored off Yemen’s Red Sea coast ... The EU delegation to Yemen has demanded the Houthis give an immediate green light to the UN team.
The Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen has also launched repeated attacks on ports and ships in recent years, routinely planting marine mines in the southern Red Sea and in the Bab Al-Mandab Strait in the path of commercial shipping.
"The tanker, departing from the Saudi port of Al-Jubail, was seized when sailing in the Gulf by the Zulfiqar fleet in the first Naval District of the IRGC for repeated violations of marine environmental laws," the IRGC said in a statement ... (Yemen-Houthi-Missiles) Enditem .
Scientists anticipate a massive leak of over one million barrels of oil — four times greater than the Exxon Valdez tanker spill in 1989 — in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen... A massive oil spill is anticipated off the coast of Yemen as the Safer floating storage and offloading unit begins to leak.