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Yemen: Country on the Arabian Peninsula
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 Oman to the east. Yemen's territory encompasses more than 200 islands, including the Socotra islands in the Guardafui Channel. Yemen is characterized as a failed state with high necessity of transformation. Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sanaa, but the city has been under Houthi rebel control since February 2015 as well as Aden, which is also controlled by the Southern Transitional Council since 2018. Its executive administration resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


The Yemeni woman who creates art with one hand [Video]

The Yemeni woman who creates art with one hand

Asia al-Dhabhabi, a 26 year-old Yemeni, suffers from a number of disabilities but despite many challenges she faces in Yemen, she has used art to show people the world through her eyes.

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Yemenis “being starved”, UN humanitarian chief warns [Video]

Yemenis “being starved”, UN humanitarian chief warns

A stark warning from the UN that 80 percent of Yemenis will face starvation within months.

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Honeymoon over? Biden win would reset Saudi ties [Video]

Honeymoon over? Biden win would reset Saudi ties

Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, has enjoyed close ties, some would say a free pass, with Donald Trump in the White House. Joe Biden has promised that if he becomes U.S. president,..

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Two U.S. nationals released by Houthi rebels [Video]

Two U.S. nationals released by Houthi rebels

Two U.S. nationals have been released from captivity by Houthi rebels in Yemen, in what may have been a prisoner swap for some 250 Yemenis. Gloria Tso reports.

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Yemen: Over 1,000 prisoners to be freed in large-scale swap deal [Video]

Yemen: Over 1,000 prisoners to be freed in large-scale swap deal

The warring sides in Yemen will exchange some 1,081 prisoners on Thursday and Friday, under a deal struck last month, a rebel official said.

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Saudi Arabia has proposed a framework to end the latest standoff in southern Yemen between nominal allies under a Saudi-led coalition, three sources said, as violence escalates with the Iran-aligned..
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The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen on Wednesday denied that an air strike it carried out earlier this week in Saada province had killed civilians, as alleged by Houthi authorities.
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday removed a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition from a United Nations blacklist, several years after it was first named and shamed for killing and..
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Separatists in south Yemen seize convoy with billions of riyals for central bank

Southern separatists in Yemen seized a consignment of billions of riyals intended for the central bank in Aden on Saturday, in a further attempt to wrench control from the Saudi-backed government since..
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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it destroyed missile targeting Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen said on Saturday it had intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile targeting the Saudi Arabian border city of Najran.
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Yemeni qat seller Hamdan Hussein's customers still come daily to the crowded market to buy the addictive green stimulant, despite doctors' concerns that chewing in groups and spitting it could spread..
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Donors promise Yemen $1.35 billion, falling short of U.N. target to save aid operations

International donors raised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen on Tuesday but the amount fell short of the United Nations' target of $2.4 billion needed to save the world's biggest aid..
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U.N. says donors have promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen: aid chief

International donors promised $1.35 billion in humanitarian aid to Yemen on Tuesday, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock told a pledging conference to help the war-torn country.
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Britain announces 160 million pounds in humanitarian aid to Yemen: minister

Britain announced on Tuesday 160 million pounds ($201 million) in humanitarian aid to Yemen, James Cleverly, the Foreign Office minister for the Middle East and North Africa, told a pledging conference..
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Yemen pledging drive hopes to raise $2.4 billion to save aid ops as virus spreads

The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4 billion as funding shortages imperil the world's biggest aid operation.
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Factbox: U.N. programmes in Yemen at risk of going broke

The United Nations said ahead of a pledging conference for Yemen on Tuesday that 30 of 41 major aid programmes in the war-torn country would close in the next few weeks without funding.
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Saudi-led coalition says shot down two drones launched by Yemen's Houthis: agency

The Saudi-led coalition has shot down two drones launched by Yemen's Houthi group in the direction of Saudi Arabia, the state-run Saudi Press Agency said, citing a coalition spokesman.
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Saudi Arabia confirms virtual donors conference for Yemen with U.N.

Saudi Arabia confirmed it will host a virtual donors conference next week for Yemen together with the United Nations which said the conflict-riven nation risked being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.
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U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke

U.N. agencies trying to help the millions at risk from the conflict in Yemen are nearly broke, U.N. aid chief Mark Lowcock said on Thursday, announcing a drive to raise some $2.4 billion next week to..
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Six killed in Saudi Arabia in shooting incident: state news agency

Saudi Arabian police in Assir, a region close to the Yemeni border, are investigating after a shooting incident in which six citizens died on Tuesday, state-run news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.
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Child labour, marriages on rise in Yemen as COVID spreads: U.N. agency

The U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday its work in Yemen was near a "potential breaking point" as coronavirus spreads in the war-damaged country, with rising numbers of families resorting to begging,..
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Yemen's health system 'has in effect collapsed' as COVID spreads: U.N.

Coronavirus is believed to be spreading throughout Yemen, where the health care system "has in effect collapsed", the United Nations said on Friday, appealing for urgent funding.
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Coronavirus catastrophe unfolding in south Yemen: medical charity MSF

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Yemen's Saudi-backed government pleads for coronavirus aid

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Pirates attack tanker Stolt Apal off Yemen, ship's manager says

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Yemen's Saudi-backed government reported on Friday 21 new coronavirus cases, including three deaths, the coronavirus committee said on Twitter.
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The warring parties in Yemen have made "significant progress" toward agreeing a ceasefire, U.N. Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths told the Security Council on Thursday.
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Yemen government forces to confront separatists in south

Yemen's government forces will ''confront the armed rebellion'' of a separatist group who had declared self-rule in the south of the country, the Yemeni embassy in the United States said on Twitter on..
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Yemen declares Aden an 'infested' city as coronavirus spreads, clashes erupt

Yemeni authorities declared Aden, interim seat of the Saudi-backed government, an "infested" city on Monday after the number of coronavirus cases there jumped and clashes erupted elsewhere in the south..
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Yemen's emergency coronavirus committee declares Aden an infested city

Yemen's emergency coronavirus committee declared Aden, the seat to Yemen's internationally recognised government, an infested city early on Monday after coronavirus cases there jumped to 35, including..
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended staff activity at its hubs in Houthi-held areas of Yemen, a directive seen by Reuters showed, in a move sources said aimed to pressure the group to be..
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Yemen's Houthis report new case of coronavirus in Sanaa

A new case of coronavirus has been discovered in Yemen's Sanaa, which was transmitted from Aden, Houthi's health ministry said in a statement early on Saturday.
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