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South Yemen

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
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Unified Yemen is only 29 years old, the unity came into force in 1990, after more than a century apart, Marxist South Yemen and conservative North Yemen were unified as the Republic of Yemen.
South Yemen has the right to seek to establish an independent state, but the STC's actions reinforce the Houthi coup and Iran's infiltration, perpetuate the civil war, and threaten to open new war fronts in Yemen with the support of Qatar and Turkey.
Major Aidarous Al Zubaidi, the former governor of Aden, told France 24 Arabic TV on Tuesday the council seeks to revive the once sovereign South Yemen state that united with the north in 1990 through a referendum, but not before ousting the Iran-backed Al Houthis from Sana'a.
The crisis has further deepened in Aden amid recent calls for the secession of South Yemen and bomb attacks by terrorists.
This state, first the People's Republic of South Yemen, then the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen initially, true to its Yemeni, Arab and socialist internationalist character, sought to spread the revolution beyond its frontiers: to North Yemen where the state emerging from the 1970 peace was regarded as illegitimate, to Saudi Arabia, to Eritrea, a short distance across the Red Sea, and, most importantly, to the south Omani province of Dhofar, across the border from eastern regions of South Yemen, where guerrilla war - even more radical in ideological tone than that of its supporters - raged from 1965 to 1975.
Following the independence of South Yemen from the British in the 1960s, Hadi rose to prominence in the southern republic's new military, reaching the rank of major general.
NBY was established in 1969 in the former People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) as a state owned institution to assume the business of a number of foreign banks nationalised at that time.
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.
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.
Secretary of State John Kerry in Riyadh the other day, that the legitimate government of Yemen, led by President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi, has moved to South Yemen he meant to say that the government has moved to the South Yemeni city of Aden following the Houthi coup in the capital Sanaa.
Hadi's escape to Aden has turned what was the capital of an independent south Yemen before unification in 1990 into a diplomatic hub.

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