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• 1918: Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Imam Yahya enters Sana’a and declares independence. • 1948: Imam Yahya is killed in the 1947–1948 revolution and is succeeded by his son. Ahmad bin Yahya. • 1962: After Ahmad bin Yahya’s death, army officers tried to seize power, sparking the North Yemen civil war. • 1967: The Aden emergency prompts the end of British rule. The People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen is founded. • 1968: North Yemeni republicans win the civil war and found the Yemen Arab Republic in the North. • 1972: North and South Yemen engage in a small border conflict. • 1978: Ali Abdallah Saleh is named president of North Yemen. • 1979: Fresh fighting between the North and South resumes. • 1986: The South Yemen civil war is fought between Abdul Fattah Ismail and Ali Nasir Muhammad. • 1990: North and South Yemen unite with Saleh as president. • 1994: The Yemeni Civil War sees Saleh’s forces defeat those of vice president Ali Salim Al-Beidh. • 2004: The Houthi rebellion begins. • 2011: The Yemeni revolution deposes Ali Abdallah Saleh; Saleh’s vice president, Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi, becomes president. • 2012: Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi is approved for a second term in elections in which he is the only candidate.



Official Name: Republic of Yemen
Capital: Sana’a
President: Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi
Prime Minister: Mohammed Basindawa
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