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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.

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Several killed in Yemen floods [Video]

Several killed in Yemen floods

Storms continue around Gulf of Aden and southern Red Sea, leaving at least 17 dead in the northern Marib region.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:43Published
Boys raise thousands of pounds for Yemen by selling lemonade [Video]

Boys raise thousands of pounds for Yemen by selling lemonade

Six-year-old best friends raise £37,000 for Yemen by selling homemade lemonade from their driveway in Redbridge. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us..

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UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years [Video]

UN warns over oil tanker stranded off Yemen coast for years

Both the Yemeni government and Houthi fighters lay claim to its valuable cargo and neither side is budging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published
Air strikes kill civilians in Yemen's al-Jawf province [Video]

Air strikes kill civilians in Yemen's al-Jawf province

Air raids by Saudi-led coalition hit residential homes in northern al-Hazm district, killing women and children.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears [Video]

UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears

At least 14,500 African migrants, mostly Ethiopians, blamed for the coronavirus, rounded up and forcibly moved.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:53Published
UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist [Video]

UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist

HRW denounced Guterres for ignoring the UN's own evidence of continued grave violations against children in Yemen.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:28Published
Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra [Video]

Yemen: UAE-backed separatists take control of Socotra

UAE-backed southern separatists in Yemen seize control of the strategic Socotra island from the Saudi Arabian-backed government.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:44Published
Clashes erupt between Yemen gov't forces, separatists in Socotra [Video]

Clashes erupt between Yemen gov't forces, separatists in Socotra

Southern separatists storm security department building in city of Hadibouh, official says.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published
Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones [Video]

Saudi coalition shoots down Houthi ballistic missiles and drones

Missiles and 'booby-trapped unmanned aircraft' from Yemen's Houthi rebels intercepted, including one fired on Riyadh.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:01Published
Coronavirus: Yemen refugees face terrible conditions [Video]

Coronavirus: Yemen refugees face terrible conditions

More than 280,000 refugees are living in Yemen, but many say they no longer feel welcome and are leaving.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh [Video]

Houthis launch missile, drone attack on Riyadh

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement said it launched a large missile and drone attack deep in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday that struck the defense ministry and a military base in Riyadh, but the kingdom..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published
Yemen COVID-19: Fears cases and deaths are being underreported [Video]

Yemen COVID-19: Fears cases and deaths are being underreported

The WHO believes many more people in Yemen are affected by coronavirus than official reporting shows.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:46Published

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UK to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia despite 'possible' war crimes in Yemen, government says

Government says possible war crimes commited by Saudi Arabia are 'isolated incidents' and resumes sales
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Yemen crisis: Five years of hunger, five years of war

Yemen's humanitarian crisis is worsening as coronavirus compounds the impact of the conflict.
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Yemen crisis: Separatists take over 'Galapagos of Indian Ocean'

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Coronavirus: Five reasons why it is so bad in Yemen

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Saudi proposes framework to end standoff between allies in southern Yemen: sources

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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Saudi-led coalition in Yemen denies killing civilians in Saada air strike

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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Saudi-led coalition asks U.N. to share details of child deaths in Yemen

A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen asked the United Nations on Tuesday to share details of its accusations that the coalition was responsible for 222 child deaths or injuries last..
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Yemen war: UN takes Saudi-led coalition off child rights blacklist

Human rights groups accuse the secretary general of ignoring evidence of grave violations in Yemen.
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Violence surges in Yemen after coronavirus truce expires

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement towards the south of the kingdom on Tuesday after intercepting..
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Saudi-led coalition cut from U.N. blacklist of warring parties killing children

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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Yemen's qat markets still draw crowds despite coronavirus threat

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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Yemen aid operations at risk after fundraiser falls $1bn short

Donors pledge $1bn less than the UN says it needs to stop cuts to the world's largest aid operation.
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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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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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Missile attack on Yemen army base in Marib kills seven: sources

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Child labour, marriages on rise in Yemen as COVID spreads: U.N. agency

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Pale, thin but in high spirits, Yemeni engineering student Wesam Al-Hadrami emerged from the unlocked gate of a new migrant centre in Hungary on Friday to take his first walk after nine months of..
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Coronavirus: Yemen's healthcare system 'in effect collapsed'

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Coronavirus catastrophe unfolding in south Yemen: medical charity MSF

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FBI: US naval base attack 'motivated by Al-Qaeda'

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Yemen's Saudi-backed government pleads for coronavirus aid

Yemen's Saudi-backed government accused its Houthi foes of covering up a big outbreak of coronavirus in areas they hold and the United Nations warned that the country could suffer a "catastrophic" food..
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Yemen could face 'catastrophic' food situation as pandemic worsens: FAO

Yemen, already pushed to the brink of famine by a five-year war, could see a "catastrophic" food security situation due to the coronavirus pandemic and lower remittances from the Gulf, the U.N.'s Food..
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Pirates attack tanker Stolt Apal off Yemen, ship's manager says

Stolt Tankers said its vessel the Stolt Apal was attacked by pirates 75 nautical miles off Yemen's coast on Sunday.
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Vessel attacked in Gulf of Aden: Britain's UKMTO

A vessel was attacked in the Gulf of Aden on Sunday, offshore of Yemen's port of Mukalla, the United Kingdom Maritime Trade Operations (UKMTO) said, without giving further details.
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Yemen reports 21 new coronavirus cases including three deaths

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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Coronavirus: Surge in deaths reported in southern Yemen

There are reports of a huge rise in people dying with coronavirus-like symptoms in the city of Aden.
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Yemen's Saudi-backed government on Thursday reported the first cases of novel coronavirus in the southern province of Al Dhalea, underlining fears that the infection had found a foothold in the..
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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's Prime Minister Maeen Abdulmalik said on Wednesday the key to restoring peace in Yemen is to restore the country and its institutions and to end the armed militia rebellion, according to a..
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