An Islamic country since the mid 7th century, Yemen was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century. It came under increasing British influence in the 19th century, and the port of Aden was developed as a British military base. After the Second World War civil war between royalist and republican forces ended with British withdrawal and the partition of the country (1967). South Yemen declared itself independent as the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen, the North becoming the Yemen Arab Republic. In 1990 the countries reunited to form the Republic of Yemen; in 1994 the South briefly seceded but was defeated in a short civil war
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- The 25-year-old Yemeni was hiding out here in the first floor apartment of a building in a city suburb.
- The film was pretty good; the nervous Sami's emotionally high-pitched quest to find his Yemeni father.
- These is never going to be a day, barring some massive outcry, when the life of a Yemeni woman will get news coverage in the US, except in passing.
Definition of Yemen in:
- The US English dictionary