from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former British colony and protectorate of southern Arabia, part of Southern Yemen (now Yemen) since 1967.
- A city of southern Yemen on the Gulf of Aden. It has been one of the chief ports of southern Arabia since ancient times and became a major trading and refueling station after the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. Aden was the capital of Southern Yemen from 1967 until 1990. Population: 550,000.
- Gulf ofAden An arm of the Arabian Sea lying between Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia in eastern Africa. It is connected with the Red Sea by the Bab el Mandeb.
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- proper n. Seaport and largest city of Yemen.
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ADEN - Northern Yemeni forces entered outlying but heavily populated northern districts of Aden in what appeared to be a final push to overthrow the breakaway southern Yemen state.
ADEN - Eritrean President Isayas Afewerki arrived in Aden, the first head of state to visit the southern city named Yemen's winter capital after its civil war.
ADEN, Yemen -- A dilapidated freighter crammed with thousands of desperate refugees from Somalia's civil war docked Wednesday at the port of Aden, officials reported.
ADEN (Reuters) - Gunmen attacked a police headquarters in the southern city of Aden on
ADEN, 14 July 2010 (IRIN) - Outbreaks of mosquito-borne dengue fever in the southern and eastern governorates of Hadhramaut, Taiz, Aden and Abyan have left dozens dead in the past few months, and are claiming an increasing number of lives, according to officials. al-Sahwa. net, affiliated with the opposition Islah Party, quoted
ADEN, July 21 (Saba) - Amid Yemen's readiness to host the 20th Gulf Football Championship later this year in Aden and Abyan governorates, the security leadership has announced a comprehensive training plan to boost security.
ADEN: Yemeni forces dispersed on Sunday a rally of 200 people in Aden protesting the suspension of a newspaper which the government accuses of seeking to divide the Arabian Peninsula country, witnesses said.
Rocco Nuri/UNHCR ADEN, 7 December 2009 (IRIN) - Public access to port city of Aden and home to some 16,000 ...
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