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South Yemen

also Southern Yemen
A former country of southwest Asia on the Arabian Peninsula. A British protectorate after 1886, it became fully independent in 1967 and united with North Yemen in 1990 to form the new country of Yemen.

South Yemen

n
(Placename) a former republic in SW Arabia, on the Gulf of Aden; now a part of Yemen: became a republic in 1967; merged with North Yemen in 1990. Official name (1967–90): People's Democratic Republic of Yemen Name from 1963 to 1967 (excluding Aden): Federation of South Arabia or South Arabia See also Yemen, North Yemen

Peo′ple's Democrat′ic Repub′lic of Yem′en


n.
a former country in S Arabia: since 1990 a part of the Republic of Yemen. Cap.: Aden. Also called South Yemen.
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The current war is being waged to eliminate pockets of rebellion that is trying to seize power illegally, and also to restore the state's entity in accordance with the UN project for a democratic Yemen, with the support of the GCC Initiative.
Its goal is to protect the state from collapse and disintegration while seeking to build a federal, democratic Yemen which rejects militias no matter whose side they may be on," Manea al-Matari, a former protest organiser and a member of the bloc, said.
The United Nations looks forward to continuing its engagement with the president, the prime minister, the government and all Yemenis leaders as they seek to build a new democratic Yemen that responds to the legitimate aspirations of its people," the statement added.
The United Nations looks forward to continuing its engagement with the President, the Prime Minister, the Government and all Yemeni leaders as they seek to build a new democratic Yemen that responds to the legitimate aspirations of its people, Ban-Ki Moon said.
The United Nations looks forward to continuing its engagement with the Yemeni authorities as they seek to build a new democratic Yemen that responds to the legitimate aspirations of its people, it concluded.
The secretary-general highlighted that the United Nations continues to work with President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi and considers him the legitimate elected president as the country seeks to build "a new, democratic Yemen that responds the legitimate aspirations of all its citizens.
When the 2011 youth revolution swept the country following the Arab Spring, hope was renewed for the dream of a united, progressive, and democratic Yemen.
However, to exclude and silence dissenting voices, while promoting misunderstandings and stereotypes, is likely to have severe implications for the development of a democratic Yemen.
Nuseibeh, of Political Capital, said the United States might welcome a federalized, democratic Yemen if it could ensure powerful forces help keep a lid on Al-Qaeda.
The background for these changes was the fact that "the prospect of a unified, oil-rich, and democratic Yemen worried Yemen's northern neighbor, Saudi Arabia.
The Saudis have evidently now concluded that an unstable and hostile Yemen could pose an even bigger threat than a democratic Yemen, and that better relations and a resumption of aid would give Riyadh far greater leverage in Sanaa.
The EU appealed to all to work peacefully toward a democratic Yemen that responds to the legitimate aspirations of all its citizens.

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