Yemen: Sheba's Land Together Again

Sheba's Land Together Again

Two small countries on the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula, strategically placed at the mouth of the Red Sea, were reunited last week after more than 400 years. Once the Queen of Sheba's realm, Yemen has been divided since the 16th century, when first the Ottoman Turks and later the British colonized the southern territory around the port of Aden.

Independent since 1967, the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen has spent the past 20 years in the Soviet orbit. The withdrawal of Soviet aid, plus the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, led South Yemen to accept an offer to...

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