23,013,000 people





Map of Yemen

Area in square kilometers

527,970 km2
In February and March 2011, the Yemeni Revolution against the government began, and clashes with police and pro-government supporters have steadily intensified. Many protestors demand the immediate resignation of the current leadership, and in particular that of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Yemen has a land area of 555,000 square kilometers and a population of approximately 24 million (2010). Its capital and largest city is Sana'a.
Yemen or Al Yaman means "The South". One etymology derives Yemen from yamin the "right side" as the south is on the right when facing the sunrise; yet this etymology is considered suspect.
The 2011 Yemeni uprising followed the initial stages of the Tunisian Revolution and occurred simultaneously with the Egyptian Revolution and other mass protests in the Middle East in early 2011.
the constitution of Yemen, corruption Goals New constitution, dissolution of parliament, resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh Characteristics Demonstrations, Nonviolent revolutions, Armed confrontations between Hashid militiamen and loyalist soldiers.
Yemen's capital, on 27 January. On 2 February, Saleh announced he would not run for reelection in 2013 and that he would not pass power to his son.
mission in Yemen to investigate claims of human-rights violations since a crackdown began on pro-democracy protesters. This exclusive report shows bombed villages surrounding Sanaa.
* A Yemeni girl, center, prays between female anti-government protestors, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Yemeni government warplanes and artillery pounded several villages of anti-government tribes north of the capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people, a senior tribal leader said.
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Yemeni government warplanes and artillery pounded several villages of anti-government tribes north of the capital on Tuesday, killing at least three people, a senior tribal leader said.
* Yemen Humanitarian snapshot as of 19th June 2011 * IRIN: Timeline of key events since 18 May Appeals & Funding * Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP): Humanitarian Response Plan 2011 for Yemen
HARADH, Yemen, 29 June 2011 – It’s noon and we are in a UNICEF-supported school in Haradh, north-western Yemen, close to the Saudi border. The bell in the schoolyard has just rung, telling more than 1,000 students that it’s time for recess.
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Within Yemen, the opposition seems increasingly divided about how to move forward, with some favoring far-reaching changes and others urging a more moderate political resolution endorsed by the United States and Yemen’s Arab neighbors.
Yemen is a poor, deeply divided country that has been in turmoil since January 2011, when the example of the Tunisian revolution set off mass demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Mr.
Yemen is already home to an active branch of Al Qaeda that has tried to carry out terrorist attacks on the United States and that seeks to overthrow the Saudi monarchy.
'Adan () is a governorate of Yemen, including the city of Aden. The ancient capital, the port city of Crater, was located here.'Adan_Governorate * 'Amran http://wn.
Yemen) from 1978 until 1990, when he assumed office of president of Republic of Yemen (North & South Yemen). He is the longest-serving president of Yemen, ruling for more than 32 years and counting.
, ) is a seaport city in Yemen, located by the eastern approach to the Red Sea (the Gulf of Aden), some 170 kilometres east of Bab-el-Mandeb. Its population is approximately 800,000.
militants within the group have escaped to Yemen where unrest has been raging for the past few months.
Yemen have more chance than we have here in Somalia so that is why the Mujahideens have left for Yemen,” the militant fighter said during a telephone conversation with AHN.
ADEN, Yemen - Yemen said on Monday its security forces had foiled a planned al-Qaida attack in the southern province of Aden.
after a bombing was expected to be carried by Yemeni state television on Tuesday.
Yemeni officials had said on Sunday that Saleh, not seen in public since an attack on his palace in early June, was well enough to soon return to Yemen and would make a media appearance within the following couple of days.
A Yemeni army soldier takes a position at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 27, 2011. Hani Mohammed, Associated Press A Yemeni army soldier takes a position at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 27, 2011.
SANAA, Yemen — A Yemeni air force jet mistakenly bombed a bus in a southern city controlled by Islamic militants and suspected al-Qaida members on Wednesday, killing four people, while clashes between militants and soldiers on the ground left 23 dead on both sides.
* Yemen Islamists tighten grip on southern cities – June 27, 2011 * Yemeni leader heavily burned – June 7, 2011 * Yemen warplanes bomb Islamists who seized town – May 30, 2011 * Yemen leader accused of
Yemen vice-president unsure on Saleh return - Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh is so badly injured after an assassination attempt that is unclear when he will return, his
Yemeni women unite in street protest - Yemeni women, many dressed in graduation gowns, took to the streets of the capital Sanaa to show their opposition to President
Yemen’s Saleh to address the nation - They have been dancing in the streets of Sanaa at the news that Yemen's President Ali Abdallah Saleh is to make a speech that it
Bajunaid was the second journalist killed in Yemen in 2011 following the March shooting death of Al-Masdar reporter Jamal Ahmed al-Sharabi.
ensure that local Yemeni journalists are not obliged to operate in a climate of fear." Sources: International Press Institute/New Zealand Herald Posted by Roy Greenslade Monday 27 June 2011 14.15 BST
visited Yemen last year to report on female sexual abuse and left after the country gave him 36 hours to depart. He was also arrested four times and beaten once in Egypt while covering the protests earlier this year.
Yemen on the Edge Stephen Zunes, 05.25.
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A Yemeni army officer looks on while standing at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 27, 2011.The powerful son of Yemen's embattled leader voiced support Sunday for efforts spearheaded by the opposition and the acting president to find a solution to the nation's political turmoil.
A Yemeni army soldier takes a position at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 27, 2011.Hani MohammedA Yemeni army soldier takes a position at a checkpoint in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 27, 2011.
Saleh, who has ruled Yemen for nearly 33 years, himself left for neighboring Saudi Arabia on June 5 to treat severe wounds he suffered when his compound in the capital Sanaa was attacked.
up Al Qaeda's already robust presence in Yemen to establish his leadership credentials. Read more... New Al Qaeda leader's hatred of U.S.
Yemen leader again balks at leaving as tension grows Yemen leader again balks at leaving as tension grows Posted on 2011-05-22 22:20:19 Armed with guns, knives and swords, supporters of Yemen's leader trapped U.S.
Yemeni man who pounded on cockpit shouted, 'God is great' Yemeni man who pounded on cockpit shouted, 'God is great' Posted on 2011-05-10 18:46:15 Prosecutors said Tuesday the Yemeni immigrant tackled on an American Airlines flight didn't have luggage
* Analysis: Yemen crisis puts Saudi in powerbroker's bindSat, Jun 18 2011 * Yemen gunmen attack in south, Saleh vows to fight onThu, Jun 16 2011 * Yemen
ADEN (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities have detained the director of a prison for questioning over the escape of 63 al Qaeda inmates earlier this week, state television said Saturday.
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* Yemenis pray for end to deadlock as blast rocks AdenFri, Jun 24 2011 * Yemeni president not returning home soonThu, Jun 23 2011 * U.S.
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A Yemeni air raid on a convoy of vehicles near the militant-held southern city of Zinjibar killed four civilians and wounded 12 on Wednesday, medical sources and witnesses said.
been nomads or semi-nomads, Yemenis are almost entirely sedentary and live in small villages and towns scattered throughout the highlands and coastal regions.
While the Yemeni rial (YR) usually floats freely based on an average of foreign currencies, in 2010, the Central Bank of Yemen (CBY) initiated a program of monetary interference in the exchange rate utilizing foreign currency reserves and restricted the export of currencies by money exchangers in an
Yemenis are mainly of Semitic origin, although African strains are present among inhabitants of the coastal region. Arabic is the official language, although English is increasingly understood in major cities.
Dozens of al-Qaeda militants escaped from a Yemen prison following an attack in the latest sign that the terrorist organisation is seeking to take advantage of the country's political upheaval.
situation in Yemen, ending months of disagreement that had prevented the 15-nation body from speaking unanimously on the unrest there.
Yemeni officials warned that a badly scarred president Ali Abdullah Saleh would make a televised appearance this week as he struggles to negotiate his return from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
Yemen, where it is making major gains. Yemen’s future looks grim, and there is not much outsiders can do to help. The country is gradually descending into full-scale chaos. President Ali Abdullah Saleh always had only a precarious hold on power.
But it is being reborn in Yemen, capitalizing on the chaos there to menace the West once again.
the 24 million Yemenis today will double by 2025. Already half of Yemeni children suffer from malnutrition.
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Yemen considers military operation to repair pipeline - Humeyra Pamuk Dubai— Reuters Published Tuesday, Jun. 28, 2011 8:58AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, Jun.
Yemen may launch a military operation to secure and repair its main oil pipeline which has been shut since a mid-March attack by local tribesmen, a senior Yemeni government official told Reuters on Tuesday.
of Yemen with acute shortages of oil and electricity.
the south of Yemen continues to claim scores of lives and force thousands of civilians to flee the area.
Yemeni cities in January of this year, inspired by the revolutionary developments in Tunisia.
With a poster showing Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, right, Mohammed Ali, 88, who sells used clothes sits in front of his shop waiting for customers, in an alley of the old city of Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
7, 2010 file photo, two Yemeni soldiers operate at a checkpoint in the streets of San'a, Yemen. Report: Two confess to helping al Qaeda inmates escape in Yemen CNN Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh looks on during a media conference in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, March 18, 2011.
Yemen's president has declared a nationwide state of emergency as the government intensifies a crackdown on protesters demanding his ouster.
22 May 1990 (Republic of Yemen was established with the merger of the Yemen Arab Republic and the Marxist-dominated People's Democratic Republic of Yemen ); note - previously North Yemen became independent in November 1918 (from the Ottoman Empire) and became a republic with the
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.
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.