Yemen

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Yemen, sometimes spelled Yaman, officially the Republic of Yemen (ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْيَمَنِيَّة, literally "Yemeni Republic"), is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.wikipedia
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Arabian Peninsula

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Yemen, sometimes spelled Yaman, officially the Republic of Yemen (ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْيَمَنِيَّة, literally "Yemeni Republic"), is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
The peninsula consists of the countries Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Saudi Arabia

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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.
Saudi Arabia is bordered by Jordan and Iraq to the north, Kuwait to the northeast, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates to the east, Oman to the southeast and Yemen to the south; it is separated from Israel and Egypt by the Gulf of Aqaba.

Oman

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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.
Holding a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf, the country shares land borders with the United Arab Emirates to the northwest, Saudi Arabia to the west, and Yemen to the southwest, and shares marine borders with Iran and Pakistan.

Gulf of Aden

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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.
The Gulf of Aden, formerly known as the Gulf of Berbera, is a deepwater gulf amidst Yemen to the north, the Arabian Sea to the east, Djibouti to the west, and Guardafui Channel, Socotra and Somaliland to the south.

Socotra

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Yemen's territory encompasses more than 200 islands, including Socotra, one of the largest islands in the Middle East.
The territory is located near major shipping routes and is officially part of Yemen, and had long been a subdivision of the Aden Governorate.

Sanaa

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Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, but the city has been under Houthi rebel control since February 2015.
Sanaa (صَنْعَاء, ', Yemeni Arabic: ; Old South Arabian: 𐩮𐩬𐩲𐩥 Ṣnʿw), also spelled Sanaʽa or Sana''', is the largest city in Yemen and the centre of Sanaʽa Governorate.

Western Asia

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Yemen, sometimes spelled Yaman, officially the Republic of Yemen (ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْيَمَنِيَّة, literally "Yemeni Republic"), is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia.
The most populous countries in Western Asia are Turkey (partly in Southeast Europe), Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.

Arab League

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Yemen is a member of the Arab League, United Nations, Non-Aligned Movement and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.
Yemen joined as a member on 5 May 1945.

Ali Abdullah Saleh

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President Ali Abdullah Saleh was the first president of the new republic until his resignation in 2012.
Ali Abdullah Saleh (, ʿAlī ʿAbdullāh Ṣāliḥ; 21 March 1947 – 4 December 2017) was a Yemeni politician who served as the first President of Yemen, from Yemeni unification on 22 May 1990 to his resignation on 25 February 2012, following the Yemeni Revolution.

Yemen Arab Republic

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The Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen was established after World War I in North Yemen before the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic in 1962.
The Yemen Arab Republic (YAR; الجمهورية العربية اليمنية '), also known as North Yemen or Yemen (Sanaʽa)''', was a country from 1962 to 1990 in the western part of what is now Yemen.

Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen

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The Zaydi Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen was established after World War I in North Yemen before the creation of the Yemen Arab Republic in 1962.
The Mutawakkilite Kingdom, also known as the Kingdom of Yemen or, retrospectively, as North Yemen''', was a state that existed between 1918 and 1962 in the northern part of what is now Yemen.

Yemeni Revolution

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Since 2011, Yemen has been in a state of political crisis starting with street protests against poverty, unemployment, corruption, and president Saleh's plan to amend Yemen's constitution and eliminate the presidential term limit, in effect making him president for life.
In its early phase, protests in Yemen were initially against unemployment, economic conditions and corruption, as well as against the government's proposals to modify Yemen's constitution.

Yemeni Crisis (2011–present)

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Since 2011, Yemen has been in a state of political crisis starting with street protests against poverty, unemployment, corruption, and president Saleh's plan to amend Yemen's constitution and eliminate the presidential term limit, in effect making him president for life.
The Yemeni Crisis began with the 2011–12 revolution against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had led Yemen for more than three decades (33 years).

Al-Islah (Yemen)

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The total absence of central government during this transition process exacerbated several clashes on-going in the country, like the armed conflict between the Houthi rebels of Ansar Allah militia and the al-Islah forces, as well as the al-Qaeda insurgency.
The Yemeni Congregation for Reform, frequently called al-Islah (التجمع اليمني للإصلاح at-Tajammu’u al-Yamanī lil-Iṣlāḥ), is a Yemeni Islamist party founded in 1990 by Abdullah ibn Husayn al-Ahmar, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, Abdul Majeed al-Zindani, Mohammed al-Yadumi and Yahya Rassam.

2012 Yemeni presidential election

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President Saleh stepped down and the powers of the presidency were transferred to Vice President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who was formally elected president on 21 February 2012 in a one-candidate election.
Presidential elections were held in Yemen on 21 February 2012.

Yemeni unification

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The two Yemeni states united to form the modern Republic of Yemen (al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah) in 1990.
Yemeni unification took place on May 22, 1990, when the area of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (also known as South Yemen) was united with the Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen), forming the Republic of Yemen (known as simply Yemen).

Aden

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The term probably referred to the southwestern coastline of the Arabian peninsula and the southern coastline between Aden and Hadramout.
Aden ( , ; عدن Yemeni: ) is a port city and the temporary capital of Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 km east of Bab-el-Mandeb.

Marib Dam

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The Sabaeans built the Great Dam of Marib around 940 BC.
The Marib Dam (سـدّ مَـأرِب ', or ') is a dam blocking the Wadi Adhanah (also Dhana or Adhana), in the valley of Dhana in the Balaq Hills, Yemen.

Old South Arabian

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The term Yamnat was mentioned in Old South Arabian inscriptions on the title of one of the kings of the second Himyarite kingdom known as Shammar Yahrʽish II.
A pair of surviving Sayhadic languages is attested in Jabal Rāziḥ and Jabal Fayfa in far north-west of Yemen, though the varieties of speech in neighboring areas have both Arabic and Sayhadic features, and it is difficult to classify them as either Arabic dialects with a Sayhadic substratum, or Sayhadic languages that have been restructured under pressure of Arabic.

South Arabia

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The four major kingdoms or tribal confederations in South Arabia were: Saba, Hadramout, Qataban, and Ma'in.
South Arabia is a historical region that consists of the southern region of the Arabian Peninsula, mainly centered in what is now the Republic of Yemen, yet it has also historically included Najran, Jizan, and 'Asir, which are presently in Saudi Arabia, and the Dhofar of present-day Oman.

Minaeans

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The four major kingdoms or tribal confederations in South Arabia were: Saba, Hadramout, Qataban, and Ma'in.
The Minaean people were the inhabitants of the kingdom of Ma'in (Minaean: mʿn, vocalized Maʿīn; modern Arabic معين Maʿīn) in modern-day Yemen, dating back to the 6th century BCE-150 BCE.

Baraqish

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Minaean rule stretched as far as Dedan, with their capital at Baraqish.
Barāqish or Barāḳish or Aythel is a town in north-western Yemen, 120 miles to the east of Sana'a in the province of al-Jawf on a high hill.

Kingdom of Awsan

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Between 700 and 680 BC, the Kingdom of Awsan dominated Aden and its surroundings and challenged the Sabaean supremacy in the Arabian South.
The ancient Kingdom of Awsān in South Arabia (modern Yemen), with a capital at Ḥajar Yaḥirr in Wādī Markhah, to the south of Wādī Bayḥān, is now marked by a tell or artificial mound, which is locally named Ḥajar Asfal.

Bab-el-Mandeb

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For centuries, the Sabaeans controlled outbound trade across the Bab-el-Mandeb, a strait separating the Arabian Peninsula from the Horn of Africa and the Red Sea from the Indian Ocean.
The Bab-el-Mandeb (Arabic: باب المندب, lit. "Gate of Tears") is a strait located between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula, and Djibouti and Eritrea in the Horn of Africa.

Ma'rib

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The Roman army of 10,000 men was defeated before Marib.
Marib (مَأْرِب; Old South Arabian: 𐩣𐩧𐩨/𐩣𐩧𐩺𐩨 Mryb/Mrb) is the capital city of Ma'rib Governorate, Yemen.