France has been sharply critical of rocket and drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthi rebels, based in north Yemen
, against Saudi Arabian civilian centres, and has called for a halt to these attacks that have a destabilising impact.
The British and the Ottomans were having many disputes over the borders of their territories, so in 1904 they signed a treaty: North Yemen
would be Ottoman (Vilayet- i Yemen) and South Yemen (the Aden Protectorate) would be British.
The Houthis control much of north Yemen
, including the capital Sanaa.
Yemen became an independent republican state in 1990 after communist South Yemen merged with North Yemen
to end years of strife.
2018 Coalition-backed forces, including some flying the southern separatist flag, advance up the Red Sea coast against the Houthis, aiming to take the port of Hodeidah, the last main entry point for supplies into north Yemen
"This projected cyclone is forecast to head towards the Southern Oman and North Yemen
coasts over the next five days," the Indian Meteorological Department said.
The Agunot Section attempted to communicate with the husband, who converted to Islam, but the Houthi surge of 2014, which led to the Shi'a led party taking over great parts of north Yemen
, made communications with the husband impossible.
Here is some background on the latest twist in Yemen's tangled conflict: .South Yemen was an independent state -- with former British colony Aden as its capital from its formation in 1967 until 1990, when it was unified with North Yemen
under northern leader Ali Abdullah Saleh.
LAHORE: The outbreak of revolution in North Yemen
, in September 1962, leading as it did to military, financial and political support - including radio and propaganda - for the south, led to upheaval in the neighbouring British colonial region of South Arabia, later known as 'South Yemen'.
With only minimal schooling, he received a prestigious commission to the North Yemen
army with the help of tribal patrons.
He was born in 1946 in Bayt Al-Ahmar, trained to be an officer, and was part of the Yemen Arab Republic (also known as North Yemen
)'s army during Yemen's first civil war.
Saudi Arabia has made no indication any easing is coming in the North, saying they were open to reopening "loyal" ports in the far South, but also bombing North Yemen
's lone airport to ensure no one tries to deliver medicine by plane.