What is Yemen?

  • (noun): A republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990.
    Synonyms: Republic of Yemen


The Republic of Yemen (Arabic: الجمهورية اليمنية‎ al-Jumhūriyyah al-Yamaniyyah), commonly known as Yemen i/ˈjɛmən/ (Arabic: اليَمَن‎ al-Yaman), is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Arabian Sea to the south, and Oman to the east. Yemen is considered one of the poorest countries in the Arab world.

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Abdulaziz Muhammad Saleh Bin Otash
... In early 2002, he had been named in a suspected Yemen plot, for which he became listed on the FBI's third major "wanted" list, now known as the FBI Seeking ... He was identified as a known associate of the Yemen cell leader, Fawaz Yahya al-Rabeei ... But he was quickly discovered to already be in Yemen prison, and was promptly removed from the FBI "wanted" list ...
Ahmad Al-Akhader Nasser Albidani - Mass Escape From Yemen
... not publicly known if any of the original six Yemen prisoners, who were first named and then removed from the "Seeking Information" list, were also ... several new names to the "wanted" lists, in response to the Yemen escape of 2006 ... However, none of the 17 Yemen plot suspects from the 2002 terror alert appeared again among the new FBI names ...
Amin Saad Muhammad Al-Zumari - 2002 Yemen Attacks and Plots
... However, other attacks and plots in Yemen soon followed ... of explosives at a civil aviation authority building in Yemen ... There was also an unsuccessful plot that year to kill the United States Ambassador in Yemen ...
Yemen - World Heritage Sites
... Among Yemen’s natural and cultural attractions are four World Heritage sites ... Hadhramaut, inscribed by UNESCO in 1982, two years after Yemen joined the World Heritage Committee, is nicknamed "Manhattan of the Desert" because of its "skyscrapers." Surrounded by a ... to the Red Sea Coast, the Historic Town of Zabid, inscribed in 1993, was Yemen’s capital from the 13th to the 15th century, and is an archaeological and historical site ...