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The Republic of Yemen is a country located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninisula. It borders Oman and Saudi Arabia, and has a coastline that runs along the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and Arabian Sea. Furthermore, in addition to the mainland, Yemeni territory also includes a number of islands in both the Red Sea (including most of the Hanish islands, Kamaran, and Perim) and Arabian Sea (including the Socotra archipelago).

As of 2009, the population of Yemen was estimated as being 23,580,000. The country's capital and largest city is Sana'a, which is located at an elevation of more than 7,500 feet (2,300 meters), and as of the 2004 census, had a population of 1,747,627.

Yemen Country Details


Country Name Yemen
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Middle East
Principal Language Arabic
Capital Sana'a


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Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes
By Victoria Clark

Yale University Press
Paperback (328 pages)

Yemen: Dancing on the Heads of Snakes
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Yemen is the dark horse of the Middle East. Every so often it enters the headlines for one alarming reason or another—links with al-Qaeda, kidnapped Westerners, explosive population growth—then sinks into obscurity again. But, as Victoria Clark argues in this riveting book, we ignore Yemen at our peril. The poorest state in the Arab world, it is still dominated by its tribal makeup and has become a perfect breeding ground for insurgent and terrorist movements.

Clark returns to the country where she was born to discover a perilously fragile state that deserves more of our understanding and attention. On a series of visits to Yemen between 2004 and 2009, she meets politicians, influential tribesmen, oil workers and jihadists as well as ordinary Yemenis. Untangling Yemen’s history before examining the country’s role in both al-Qaeda and the wider jihadist movement today, Clark presents a lively, clear, and up-to-date account of a little-known state whose chronic instability is increasingly engaging the general reader.

Yemen: The Unknown Arabia
By Tim Mackintosh-Smith

The Overlook Press
Released: 2014-06-03
Paperback (336 pages)

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Arguably the most fascinating and least understood country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fantastic.

A country long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves, while medieval Arab visitors told tales of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Our current ideas of this country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula have been hijacked by images of the terrorist strongholds, drone attacks, and diplomatic tensions. But, as Mackintosh-Smith reminds us in this newly updated book, there is another Arabia. Yemen may be a part of Arabia, but it is like no place on earth.
Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Daniel Mclaughlin

Brand: Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (256 pages)

Yemen (Bradt Travel Guide)
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Yemen is shrugging off its image of being a country with a security issue, to reveal its stunning landscape and fascinating culture – justifiably worth visiting by professional archaeologists, historians, the business traveller, or those making the most of Yemen’s adventure sports, such as hiking and scuba-diving. All will gain thrills treading on ground which is the site of the Sabaean dynasty, the era of the fabled Queen of Sheba. Yemen is undoubtedly the choice of those interested in digging deeper into regional culture.

Tracking the Queen of Sheba: A Travel Memoir of Yemen
By Kenneth Cline

Mot-Mot Publishing
Paperback (62 pages)

Tracking the Queen of Sheba: A Travel Memoir of Yemen
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The author's account of a journey of exploration he took with a group of archaeologists to one of the most remote and exotic regions of the world, Yemen. In ancient times, Arabia Felix, or "Happy Arabia," was home to a wealthy and advanced civilization that sent one of its rulers, the Queen of Sheba, on a famous expedition to visit King Solomon, her camels laden with gold and spices. Today, the country is an impoverished backwater, riven by civil war and tribal feuds. In this memoir, the author recounts the trip he took in 1984 to the Wadi al-Jubah, in the far eastern part of Yemen bordering Saudi Arabia's "Empty Quarter" Desert. The archaeologists were on a quest to discover more about the ancient civilization known as Saba, which was almost certainly the equivalent to Biblical "Sheba." Come along on the journey as the group struggles to conduct their research among heavily armed tribesman notoriously suspicious of outsiders -- to the point where village boys will pursue a lone foreigner with a hail of rocks. And learn too what conclusions the group reached about the power of ancient Saba (Sheba) and the story of its famous queen. Highlighting the contradictions and ambiguities in the existing archaeological data, contrast the very different interpretations reached by two of the most eminent South Arabian scholars of their day, Albert Jamme and Gus Van Beek, regarding the identity and role of the mysterious queen. And learn too how this particular group of archaeologists was directly following in the footsteps of explorer Wendell Phillips, author of Qataban and Sheba, whose legendary 1950-52 excavations in Yemen could have served as the plot for an Indiana Jones movie. Things had calmed down a bit by 1984, but Yemen still remained a place where westerners ventured at their own risk.
Yemen
By Reise Know-How Verlag

Reise Know-How Verlag
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Yemen
By Tim Mackintosh-Smith

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Arguably the most fascinating and least understood country in the Arab world, Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fantastic. A country long regarded by classical geographers as a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves, while medieval Arab visitors told tales of disappearing islands and menstruating mountains. Our current ideas of this country at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula have been hijacked by images of the terrorist strongholds, drone attacks, and diplomatic tensions. But, as Mackintosh-Smith reminds us in this newly updated book, there is another Arabia. Yemen may be a part of Arabia, but it is like no place on earth.
Yemen, A Photographic Journey
By Mahmoud Al-Shaibani

Gilgamesh Publishing
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The staggering breadth and diversity of Yemen's landscapes and peoples is not something easily conveyed. Here, in this remarkable celebration of his homeland, Mahmoud Al-Shaibani presents a breathtaking panorama that sweeps in the mountains and valleys, the plains and seas, and the myriad of different communities that live in this ancient land.

His is a remarkable achievement, the fruit of tireless years traversing the country back and forth like no other. We are fortunate to be able to have this window into this rare corner of Arabia—a land of stark geographical contrasts inhabited by a people whose way of life has often scarcely changed since the dawn of settled civilization.

Mahmoud Al-Shaibani has twenty-six years of experience in the tourism field and is the general manager of Universal Touring Company. He has crisscrossed the country countless times over the years and here presents his remarkable collection for the first time.

Victor Henderson, CMG, served as British Ambassador in Yemen from 1997 to 2001.

Yemen History, and Civil War: Crises and general information
By Paul Has

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Yemen History, and Civil War: Crises and general information
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Yemen History. Yemen is associated with different type of history, because of its involvement in various conflicts and crises, Yemen also has attractions that call for tourism. The book on Yemen has the following information types and much more. Yemen travel guide, Yemen facts, Yemen women, Yemen spy, Yemen history and culture, Yemen conflict, Yemen government and governance Yemen politics. People of Yemen. Introducing to Yemen history will provide you the following. Yemen, is situated at the South-Western corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is mostly mountainous and generally arid, though there are broad patches with sufficient precipitation to make agriculture successful. The people speak various dialects of Arabic and are mostly Muslims (see Islam). The history, culture, economy, and population of Yemen have all been influenced by the country’s strategic location at the southern entrance of the Red Sea—a crossroads of both ancient and modern trade and communications routes. In the ancient world, the states that occupied the area known today as Yemen controlled the supply of such important commodities as frankincense and myrrh and dominated the trade in many other valuable items, such as the spices and aromatics of Asia. Because of its fertility as well as its commercial prosperity, Yemen was the location of a number of ancient kingdoms; for that same reason, it was known to the ancient Romans as Arabia Felix (Latin: “Fortunate Arabia”) to distinguish it from the vast forbidding reaches of Arabia Deserta (“Desert Arabia”). Later, Yemen was the place where coffee (Arabic: qahwah) was first cultivated commercially, and, before the introduction of coffee plants to other parts of the world, it was long the sole source of that precious bean. The full history of Yemen with all the information are found in the book available in eBook format and Print Book format

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