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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.

Yemen conflict: Huthi rebels and govt troops clash in Marib [Video]

Yemen conflict: Huthi rebels and govt troops clash in Marib

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Protests in Yemen to mark 2,000 days of Saudi-led attacks [Video]

Protests in Yemen to mark 2,000 days of Saudi-led attacks

Yemenis have been demonstrating in their capital to mark 2,000 days since the start of a Saudi-led offensive.

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Yemeni girls find strength in kickboxing [Video]

Yemeni girls find strength in kickboxing

At the center of Yemen's capital Sanaa, a city battered by years of war and months of pandemic, a row of young girls in red, white and black white uniforms pummel punching bags and practice self..

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Yemenis suffer as aid shortfall closes clinics [Video]

Yemenis suffer as aid shortfall closes clinics

Across Yemen, health, sanitation and nutrition services that keep millions from starvation and disease are gradually closing amid an acute funding shortage to deal with the world's largest humanitarian..

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Hundreds of thousands displaced by Yemen floods [Video]

Hundreds of thousands displaced by Yemen floods

At least 130 people have died after torrential rains and flash floods battered parts of western Yemen in recent weeks.

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Yemen's warring sides urged to prevent environmental disaster [Video]

Yemen's warring sides urged to prevent environmental disaster

A stricken oil tanker moored near the city of Hodeidah is slowly leaking more than a million barrels of oil.

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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.

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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 and follow us..

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