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  Yemen - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yemen is bordered on the north by Saudi Arabia, on the east by Oman, on the south by the Gulf of Aden, and on the west by the Red Sea.
One of the principal reasons for Southern Yemen's merger with (Northern) Yemen in 1990 was the steady decline of its economy and the loss of Soviet political and economic support.
Yemen is governed under the constitution of 1991, as amended in 1994 and 2001.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-yemen.html   (2648 words)

 History of Yemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yemen was one of the oldest centers of civilization in the Near East.
Yemen became a member of the Arab league in 1945 and the United Nations in 1947.
Yemen held its first direct presidential elections in September 1999, electing President Ali Abdallah Saleh to a 5-year term in what were generally considered free and fair elections.
www.historyofnations.net /asia/yemen.html   (1672 words)

The most prominent and celebrated figure of Yemen’s ancient history is the legendary Queen of Sheba (named Bilqis in the Arabic Tradition), who visited King Solomon during the 10th century B.C. bringing with her a large retinue and an abundance of gold and spices.
Yemen became a province at the southern edge of the large Islamic Empire.
In the face of workers’ strikes and mounting discontent in economically weakened South Yemen, and the enthusiasm of all Yemeni people in the South and North, the unification was declared in Aden on 22 May 1990, with Sana’a the political capital city and Aden as the economic capital.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/mbaobeid/History.htm   (1916 words)

 Yemen History | iExplore.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To the Romans, Yemen was Arabia Felix, whose mountains and fertile areas distinguished it from the barren desert of the rest of the Arabian peninsula.
Yemen has become an important player in the “war against terror” by virtue of the strong Yemeni connections of leading figures in al-Qaeda and the activities of various home-grown affiliates.
Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the Arab world, and among the principal motivations behind the unification of Yemen in 1990 was the prospect of economic transformation and expansion.
www.iexplore.com /dmap/Yemen/History   (1080 words)

 Ancient Yemen
The history of the Yemen stretches back over 3,000 years, and its unique culture is still in evidence today in the architecture of its towns and villages.
The weakened Yemeni regimes that followed the trading kingdoms were unable to prevent the occupation of Yemen by the Christian Abyssinian kingdom (modern Ethiopia) in the 4th and early 6th centuries AD and by the Sassanids of Persia in the later 6th century, just before the rise of Islam.
Yemen was ruled by a series of Muslim caliphs, beginning with the Umayyad dynasty, which ruled from Damascus in the latter part of the 7th century; Umayyad rule was followed by the Abbasid caliphs in the early 8th century (seeCaliphate).
www.cs.nmsu.edu /~fmohamed/ancient-ye.html   (2015 words)

 History Of YEMEN - OnyxHome.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yemen can not be properly understood as separate from Arabia, whilst Arabia without Yemen would have lost one of its most essential and flavorful ingredients.
The history of Yemen stretches back over 3,000 years, and its unique culture is still in evidence today in the architecture of its cities, towns and villages.
With the closure of the Suez Canal, Yemen’s economy was on the verge of ruin, and the new People’s Republic of South Yemen, which came into being on 30 November 1967, relied heavily on economic support from Communist countries.
www.onyxhome.com /yemen/eng/history/2.htm   (971 words)

While Yemen under the two imams seemed almost frozen in time, a small but increasing number of Yemenis became aware of the contrast between an autocratic society they saw as stagnant and the political and economic modernization occurring in other parts of the world.
Sanaa was declared the political capital of the Republic of Yemen, and Aden the economic capital.
Yemen's critical response to the presence of foreign military forces massed in Saudi Arabia led the Saudi government to expel 850,000 Yemeni workers; the return of the workers and the loss of remittance payments produced widespread unemployment and economic upheaval, which led in turn to domestic political unrest.
www.yemenweb.com /History.htm   (3594 words)

 Yemen's Brief History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yemen is in the regoin of the Southern Peninsula and in 1000BC it was ruled by three successive civilizations being Minean, Sabaean and Himyarit.
Yemen is attracting more and more tourists every year because its historical culture will lead you towards the time Queen Sheba on one end and the tomb of the Prophet Hood.
In short, Yemen is a weave of impressions, suspended between two worlds, between two seas, between tradition and legend, between history and enigma.
www.yemenairways.co.uk /history.htm   (344 words)

 A short history of Yemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Imamate of Yemen secedes from the Ottoman Empire in 1918 and renamed Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen in 1926.
In 1990 (South) Yemen merges into Yemen and the united Republic of Yemen is established.
The new constitution affirms Yemen's commitment to free elections, a multiparty political system, the right to own private property, equality under the law and respect of basic human rights.
www.electionworld.org /history/yemen.htm   (383 words)

 Yemen (01/06)
Yemen is a republic with a bicameral legislature.
Yemen is a member of the United Nations, the Arab League, and the organization of the Islamic conference.
Defense relations between Yemen and the United States are improving rapidly, with the resumption of International Military Education and Training assistance and the transfer of military equipment and spare parts.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35836.htm   (5213 words)

As one travels through the regions of Yemen, from the hot coastal plain of the Tihama to the cool mountain villages of the central highlands and to the remote valleys of the Hadramut there is such a diversity of landscape, architecture, and vegetation that it is like moving from one country to another.
Yet the impression of Yemen as a land of contrasts is deceptive.
The common identity of Yemen does not exist necessarily in a sense of uniformity or consensus of opinion but rather in the vigorous defense of the small unit, be it family or tribe or village.
www.yemenweb.com   (1132 words)

 The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Yemen
This brought about a dark period in Jewish history when in 1679 part of the Jewish community of central Yemen was expelled to Mawza, on the southern shore of the Red Sea.
In 1679, the Jews were expelled from Yemen and let back in a year later because of the horrible effect on the economy with out this professional field.
Like Yemenite Jewish homes, the synagogues in Yemen had to be lower in height then the lowest mosque in the area.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/vjw/Yemen.html   (3013 words)

 Yemen: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
The junta proclaimed the Yemen Arab Republic, and after a civil war in which Egypt's Nasser and the USSR supported the revolutionaries and King Saud of Saudi Arabia and King Hussein of Jordan supported the royalists, the royalists were finally defeated in mid-1969.
Yemen: History - History Northern Yemen The earliest recorded civilizations of S Arabia were the Minaean and...
Emigration and the rise of the novel in Yemen.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108153.html   (1001 words)

 Yemen Online History
Yemen is one of the world's most ancient countries and played an important part in Middle Eastern trade, supplying the ancient world with such exotic items as frankincense, myrrh, spices, condiments and other luxury items.
The Zaidi tribe are Shi'ite Muslims, who inhabit the northern mountain region and whose religious and political beliefs exerted a great influence on Northern Yemen from the 9th century onwards.
The people of Yemen are very conservative and the Islamic law (Shariah) is still observed very strictly.
www.geocities.com /yemenonline/history.htm   (320 words)

 The Pre-Islamic History of Yemen - Ummah.com
Yemen was subsequently ruled by several states in the pre-Islamic period.
When referring to Yemen historians mean the southern part of the Arabian Peninsula that stretches from the Arabian Gulf to the Red Sea in the east, and from the middle of the Arabian Peninsula north to the Arabian Sea and south to the Indian Ocean.
Yemen still has hundreds of palaces from the ancient period, although most are now ruins.
www.ummah.net /forum/showthread.php?t=59897   (951 words)

 Yemen History - TravelPuppy.com
After the fall of the Roman Empire, Yemen came into the 7 th century under the influence of Islam, which was then rapidly expanding throughout the region.
There was alternating warfare between the 2 Yemens throughout the late 1960's and early 1970's and political instability in the north throughout the 1970's.
Yemen has become an important player in the “war against terror”; by virtue of the strong Yemeni connections of leading figures in al-Qaeda and the activities of assorted home grown affiliates.
travelpuppy.com /yemen/history.htm   (883 words)

 History of Yemen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yemen is one of the oldest centres of civilization in the Near East.
Thereafter Yemen was ruled as part of Arab-Islamic caliphates, and Yemen became a province in the Islamic empire.
Yemen held its first direct presidential elections in September 1999, electing President Ali Abdallah Salih to a 5-year term in what were generally considered free and fair elections.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Yemen   (3728 words)

 Yemen's History
Active missionary work in Yemen only became possible after the conquest of Mecca in 630 A.D. Between the eighth and the fourteenth century Yemen was ruled by a series of dynasties.
After the retreat of the Turks from Yemen in 1918 Imam Yahya (a Zaidi Imam) established the Kingdom of Yemen.
On 22nd May 1990 with the unification of the Yemen Arab Republic (North) with the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South), the Republic of Yemen was declared.
www.ashtal.com /history.html   (526 words)

The transcription was done during the 15th century in Yemen, probably by a Jew requested to by a Muslim scholar who, although informed about Maimonides and his famous book, was not able to read a text written in Hebrew characters.
His direct appeal to the Jewish San'ani scholars in order to be equipped with the Jewish material derived from the short, but famous, treatise written by them to answer his question pertaining to the issue of material or spiritual reward in the world to come according to Jewish conviction.
In that chronicle, Bashiri relates the revolt of Imam al-Qâsim and his three sons against the Turkish government in Yemen, the occupation of the capital Sanaa and the deportation of the Turkish governor and his army from the capital.
www.aiys.org /webdate/tobi.html   (1771 words)

 Travel in Yemen Coast - Yemen - History - WorldTravelGate.net®-
The coast of Yemen, located on the Southern Arabian Penninsula, has seen its share of history, which is still seen from the evidence of its towns, villages, traditions, and folklore.
Much like the majority of ancient trade that occurred in Eurasia (the Middle East), many civilizations prospered from the trade of spices, especially frankincense and myrrh, which were greatly prized and worth their weight in gold.
The first mosques to be built in the Yemen were in San'a al-Janad and near Wadi Zabid.
www.mideasttravelling.net /yemen/yemen_coast/yemen_coast_history.htm   (506 words)

 History Of YEMEN - OnyxHome.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The circle of isolation was not broken until the Eternal Revolution of the 26th September against the Imamate rule and the Revolution of the 14th October 1962, and the South achieved independence from Britain in 1967.
From 1962 North Yemen became known as the Yemen Arab Republic, with its capital in Sana'a, while the South of Yemen became known as the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen with its capital in Aden.
Capital for the Arab Republic of Yemen was the source of revolution against British colonialism in the Southern Yemen.
www.onyxhome.com /yemen/eng/history/3.htm   (621 words)

 Review of A History of Modern Yemen
Dresch, an Oxford lecturer, retells the twentieth-century history of Yemen with a rare panach, making the usually dry history of imams, strongmen, and backwardness nearly a pleasure to traverse.
His history goes lightly on themes, but if it has one, it would be how the borders invented by the imperial overlords a century back have acquired ever-more reality and emotional resonance with time.
"Yemen," like "Scandinavia" or "Syria," was through the ages a geographic expression refering to a distinct cultural unit; like those other names, it did not have a specific political reality.
www.danielpipes.org /article/43   (288 words)

 The History Of Yemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Yemen became heavily involved in the Persian - Byzantine power struggle, When Yousuf Athar (Dhu Nuwas), the last Himyarite king and follower of the Jewish faith, started a cam-paign of bloody persecution against the Christians, Constantinople took the chance to bring Yemen into its sphere of influence by mobilizing troops from Christian Ethiopia.
Moslem missionaries were sent to Yemen to give legal and theological council.
Yemen itself became a province at the southern edge of the large Islamic Empire.
azaalcity.com /history.htm   (3573 words)

 Yemen: History
Around 400: The Sabaean king of Yemen visits Yathrib in Arabia, and converts to Judaism.
1918- 34: Conflict between Yemen and the British on the status of Aden and Hadramawt.
Ali Abdallah Salah becomes president of the united Yemen.
i-cias.com /e.o/uyemen_5.htm   (299 words)

 Vegetation and climate history of Yemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This research is a reconstruction of the past vegetation of Yemen using fossil deposits left in caves and crevices by a small mammal called the rock hyrax.
This is part of a series of interrelated projects in archaeology, geology and paleoecology that are studying the history of an area in the remote Hadramawt region of Yemen, on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
This project will reconstruct the vegetational history through plant macrofossils and pollen contained within the middens in order to understand the climatic changes taking place in the area and the possible impacts of domesticated animals (primarily goats and camels) on the vegetation.
www.usgs.nau.edu /global_change/Yemen.html   (601 words)

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