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  • A country of southwest Asia at the southern tip of the Arabian peninsula. It was ruled by various peoples, such as the Sabaeans, Himyarites, Romans, Ethiopians, and Persians, in ancient times. It was conquered in the 7th century A.D. by Muslim Arabs and became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. The northern part (known as Yemen or North Yemen) was established as an independent kingdom in 1918 and made a republic in 1962. The southern part consisted of several British protectorates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Britain withdrew from the area in 1967, and Southern Yemen became independent soon after. The two united in May 1990. San'a is the capital and the largest city. Population: 22,200,000.

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  • proper n. Country in the Middle East. Official name: Republic of Yemen.

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  • n. a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990

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Examples

  • YEMEN TIMES SANA'A, Dec. 30 -- A Member of the Yemeni parliament Shawqi Al-Qadhi warned the U.S. on Tuesday against sending its troops to Yemen to fight Al-Qaeda, describing such action as "a disaster by all means."

    My Plastic Penis

  • U.S. AMBAS.ADOR TO YEMEN (via telephone): Well, let me just address the situation in Yemen and the closing of the embassy there.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2010

  • U.S. AMBAS.ADOR TO YEMEN: Yemen would be a very difficult environment for U.S. forces to operate in, and so I think the president's statement that we're going to be assisting and supporting the Yemenis to do this is really a much smarter way to go about it.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2010

  • BARBARA BODINE, FMR US AMBASSADOR TO YEMEN: Yemen would be a very difficult environment for the U.S. forces to operate in.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2010

  • BARBARA BODINE, FORMER U.S. AMBAS.ADOR TO YEMEN: Yemen would be a very difficult environment for U.S. forces to operate in.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2010

  • U.S. AMBAS.ADOR TO YEMEN: Yemen would be a very difficult environment for U.S. forces to operate in and so I think the president's statement that we're going to be assisting in supporting the Yemenis to do this is really a much smarter way to go about it.

    CNN Transcript Jan 4, 2010

  • According to Ginny Hill, writing in the YEMEN OBSERVER, "Cash-strapped Yemen lacks the financial resources to tackle terrorism in the same robust manner as the Saudis; its per capita gross domestic product of $2,300 is dwarfed by the $23,200 seen across the northern border."

    Yemen as Tourist Site--Yemen as Site of Culture Wars

  • RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL WARS IN YEMEN Until this year, it has been primarily in either the northern or eastern half of the country of Yemen where many of the more extremist religious groups come from.

    Yemen as Tourist Site--Yemen as Site of Culture Wars

  • Khaled Abdullah/Reuters YEMEN TRIBESMEN: Tribesmen perform the traditional Bara'a dance as they attended a gathering in Raida, Yemen, Wednesday.

    Today's Photos: Dec. 17

  • SANAA, YEMEN - The war on terrorism is fought in this mountainous Arab country, Yemen, by a new generation of Sunnis who circulating gruesome videos of murdering and mutilating 'infidels' as part of a recruiting drive for Osama bin Laden's worldwide terror network.

    Jihad Materials Thrive in Yemeni Markets

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