Territory in the southern Arabian Peninsula, ruled since 1990 by the al-Jumhūrīyah al-Yamanīyah

Yemen (Arabic: ٱلْيَمَن‎, translit. al-Yaman), officially the Republic of Yemen (Arabic: ٱلْجُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْيَمَنِيَّة‎, translit. al-Jumhūriyyah al-Yamaniyyah), is a country at the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula. Yemen is the second-largest Arab country in the peninsula, occupying 527,970 square kilometers. The coastline stretches for about 2,000 kilometers. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the west, the Gulf of Aden and Guardafui Channel to the south, and the Arabian Sea and Oman to the east. Although Yemen's constitutionally stated capital is the city of Sana'a, the city has been under Houthi rebel control since February 2015. Yemen's territory includes more than 200 islands; the largest of these is Socotra.

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 4.56, Rank: 158, Personal Freedom: 2.67, Economic Freedom: 6.44, Democracy Index: 3.19
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.44, Rank: 115
Yemen | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 17, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"Yemen collapsed into civil and regional war in 2015. Tensions between Houthi forces, which had occupied Sanaa in late 2014, and President Abd Rabbu Mansur Hadi's government continued into the early part of the year, when efforts to negotiate an end to the political stalemate between competing forces broke down. In January, Houthi leaders rejected a new constitution that would have led to the creation of a federated Yemen and decentralized power. Soon thereafter, Hadi resigned as president and fled the country, eventually settling in Saudi Arabia."

Cartoons and Comic Strips

Declaration of Thingamajig, by Mark Fiore, 22 Jun 2011
On the wars ... hostilities ... thingamajigs of the U.S. empire

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