South Yemen


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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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He went on to recall how Malta was present at the celebrations in Yemen in May 1990, marking the unification of North and South Yemen.
If the people of South Yemen start a revolution like in 2011, this might lead to the same problems and allow the Houthi militia to exploit the scenario once again, with the same unfortunate results.
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The separatists have long called for the secession of the formerly independent South Yemen, and their support for Hadi has been far from unconditional.
Aden, Yemen's second largest city, used to be the capital of the once independent South Yemen before unification in 1990.
A young man growing up in communist South Yemen returns to his hometown after studying literature in Paris to find that the woman he loves has joined the conservative Islamist movement.
Three years of war followed, in which two rival nationalist forces, The Front for the Liberation of South Yemen (FLOSY, generally known in Arabic as jabhat al-tahrir) and the more radical National Liberation Front (NLF, in Arabic al-jabha al-qawmiya), competed for local allies and against the British.
Hadi occupied several military posts in the army of the Marxist republic of South Yemen until 1986, when he fled to North Yemen with then South Yemeni president Ali-Nasser Muhammad.
At a meeting with former South Yemen president Ali Nasser Mohammad, Tarawneh said that Jordan, under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II, is keen on the security and stability of Yemen.
Jaafar Mohammad Saad, the governor of Aden, south Yemen, and a number of his companions on Sunday.
He fled in March, after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa in September and then thrust into central and south Yemen.
Summary: Clashes in south Yemen kill at least 25 people, followed by fresh wave of pre-dawn air strikes against positions of Huthi rebels in Aden.

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