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See Yemen’s Tumultuous History in Pictures


TIME

Yemen’s embattled President Abdel-Rabbo Mansour Hadi resigned Thursday after failing to reach a power-sharing agreement with Shi’ite rebels who have held Sana’a, the capital, since September.

Hadi’s departure leaves Yemen’s fate in the balance. The poorest nation in the Arab world is fractured by tribal fighting, a separatist movement in the south, a robust Al-Qaeda presence, and the rising influence of the Shi’ite rebel group known as the Houthis.

But Yemen is no stranger to turmoil. In the images above, TIME looks at key moments in the country’s past that provide a historical context for the unfolding unrest.

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Today in History: 21 May 1994


Yemen: The Republic of Yemen is Formed

On this day in 1990 the Democratic Republic of Yemen and North Yemen merge to form the Republic of Yemen. In 1994 the Democratic Republic of Yemen attempted to secede from the Republic of Yemen and war broke out. Yemen is a country torn by civil unrest.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Yemen


Today in History: 19 January 1839


Aden: Captured by the British East India Company

On this day on the 19th January 1839, Royal Marines were landed by the British East India Company, to seize territory including Aden (now part of Yemen) that had been ceded to the British in 1838 by Sultan Muhsin bin Fadl. The area was being used by pirates to attack British shipping bound for India. It remained under British control until 1967.


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