Yemen

Republic in Western Asia

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Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. It is the second-largest Arab sovereign state in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometres. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometres. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east. Yemen's territory encompasses more than 200 islands, including the largest island in the Middle East, Socotra. Yemen is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Sunday he had not yet decided on how to respond to an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military..
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Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship who was previously evacuated for medical reasons from a vessel off the Yemeni port of..
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Saudi Arabia said on Saturday it had sent a crew member of an Iranian ship, previously evacuated for medical reasons from a ship off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah,..
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The Saudi-led coalition said it started an operation to target military positions in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, according to state TV early on Saturday.
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The United Nations said Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of millions of dollars they promised..
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United Nations aid chief Mark Lowcock called out Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday for only paying a "modest proportion" of the hundreds of..
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a tough diplomatic challenge from an expected U.S. request to send its navy to join a military coalition to safeguard..
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The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.
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Saudi Arabia’s air defence system intercepted and downed a Houthi drone launched towards the Saudi city of Jizan on Wednesday as talks continued between the UN..
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Radhya Al-Mutawakel is the chairperson of the Yemeni NGO Mwatana for Human Rights, which is releasing its annual report on the war in Yemen, based on more than..
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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia early on Wednesday, part of an escalation of..
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Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group said it launched a drone attack on Jizan airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the Yemeni border early on Wednesday.
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted and downed three drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the southwestern Saudi cities..
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen intercepted two drones in Yemeni airspace on Tuesday that had been launched by Yemeni Houthi forces toward the Saudi..
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Yemen's Houthi military spokesman said the group has targeted drone hangars in Saudi Arabia's Jizan airport, the Houthis' Al-Masirah TV reported on Tuesday.
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All sides of the conflict are responsible for using children in battle, a new report says. Since 2012, when the civil war in Yemen begun, at least 70,000 people..
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Students from Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen and parts of Africa are too often years behind their Australian-born classmates.
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Yemen's warring sides had agreed on a "mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and deescalation," the United Nations announced Monday after talks..
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Saudi vice minister of defense Khalid bin Salman stressed Saudi support for a political solution in Yemen in a meeting with U.N. special envoy to Yemen Martin..
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Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations..
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Yemen's warring sides have agreed on a "mechanism and new measures to reinforce the ceasefire and de-escalation" around the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, as well..
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GENEVA - Thirty men were sentenced to death by Huthi authorities in Yemen this week amid credible allegations that many were tortured during three years of..
1 week ago • WorldNews
Thirty men were sentenced to death by Houthi authorities in Yemen this week amid credible allegations that many were tortured during three years of..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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