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Yemen , officially the Republic of Yemen is a country located on the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia. Yemen has an estimated population of more than 23 million people and is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the North, the Red Sea to the West, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to the South, and Oman to the east. Yemen's size is just under 530,000 km2, and its territory includes over 200 islands, the largest of which is Socotra, about 415 kilometres to the south of Yemen, off the coast of Somalia. Yemen is the only republic on the Arabian Peninsula. Its capital is Sana'a. In Yemen about 15 % of the population live on less than US$ 25 per day.

   
 
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Languages of Yemen - Sanaa
Languages of Yemen While the national language is Arabic (spoken in several regional dialects), Yemen is one of the main homelands of the South Semitic family of languages, which includes the non-Arabic language of the ancient Sabaean Kingdom. Its modern Yemeni descendants are closely related to the modern Semitic languages of Eritrea and Ethiopia. However, only a small remnant of those languages exists in modern Yemen, notably on the island of Socotra and in the back hills of the Hadhramaut coastal region. Modern South Arabian languages spoken in Yemen include Mehri, with 70,643 speakers, Soqotri, with an estimated 43,000 speakers in the Socotra archipelago (2004 census) and 67,000 worldwide, and Bathari (with an estimated total of onl...

About Yemen - Sanaa
About Yemen About Yemen

North Yemen became independent of the Ottoman Empire in 1918. The British, who had set up a protectorate area around the southern port of Aden in the 19th century, withdrew in 1967 from what became South Yemen. Three years later, the southern government adopted a Marxist orientation. The massive exodus of hundreds of thousands of Yemenis from the south to the north contributed to two decades of hostility between the states. The two countries were formally unified as the Republic of Yemen in 1990. A southern secessionist movement in 1994 was quickly subdued. In 2000, Saudi Arabia and Yemen agreed to a delimitation of their border. Yemen is located in the south-west corner of the Ara...

IFC and World Bank Present Findings on Investment Climate and Gender in Yemen - Sanaa
IFC and World Bank Present Findings on Investment Climate and Gender in Yemen Sana'a, April 9, 2006— The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank, conducted a seminar in Sana'a, Yemen, to discuss the gender-related findings and recommendations of the Yemen Investment Climate Assessment with key experts and stakeholders. The event was organized jointly with the World Bank and sponsored by the gender program of IFC's technical assistance facility, the Private Enterprise Partnership for the Middle East and North Africa (PEP-MENA).

The objective was to present the preliminary findings and conclusions of the report while promoting discussion and receiving feedback from Yemeni businesswomen, representatives from the Chamber of Commerce and ...

Tourism in Yemen - Sanaa
Tourism in Yemen Tourism in Yemen

Sea Oura and the Greenes of the Palm Trees

Yemen beaches and tourist islands, such as Socotra Island, are characterized by the sea aura and Palm trees that, send their shadows on wetted beaches by the kisses of the waves. However, if you desire more enjoyment of the sea and the recreation on the coast, just go to any of Teham's valleys or beaches. Wadies are barried under the palm trees, as Almolk valley, Zahri, Yadhtol, and Mawshag. After swimming in the sea, you can walk only few steps to have a shower with fresh water that is coming up from the same beach. ...

The historical value of ancient Yemen's art of architecture - Sanaa
The historical value of ancient Yemen's art of architecture The historical value of ancient Yemen's art of architecture

The archeological wealth of the past history of Hadramout and other parts of Arabia has not yet been explored to a great extent. But as a stage of Yemen's history in the issue of art of architecture, one can search the monuments of ancient Yemen, one of which the construction of the buildings can be taken for consideration. The author placed an analysis of the square-structured buildings; their technical planning; descriptive lay-outs and drawings. Till now, what we know of ancient Yemen's architecture that there were two types of square-structured houses. In general, this shaping can also be defined as the one of a right-...