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Wildlife of Yemen

The wildlife of Yemen is substantial and varied. Yemen is a large country in the southern half of the Arabian Peninsula with several geographic regions, each with a diversity of ...

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Languages in Yemen

Modern Standard Arabic is the official language of Yemen, while Yemeni Arabic is used as the vernacular. In al Mahrah Governorate in the far east and the island of Socotra, ...

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Religion in Yemen

Yemen is an Islamic society. Nearly all Yemenis are Muslims, with approximately 56% belonging to the Shafi’i Sunni school of thought and approximately 44% belonging to the Zaydi Shia school ...

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World Heritage sites in Yemen

Among Yemen’s natural and cultural attractions are four World Heritage sites. The Old Walled City of Shibam in Wadi Hadhramaut, inscribed by UNESCO in 1982, two years after Yemen joined ...

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Education in Yemen

The adult literacy rate in 2010 was 64%. The government has committed to reduce illiteracy to less than 10% by 2025. Although Yemen’s government provides for universal, compulsory, free education ...

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Iran apologizes for shooting down Ukrainian plane

Iranian president has apologized to his Ukrainian counterpart for “unintentionally” hitting the Ukrainian passenger plane early this week in which all 176 people onboard died, said a statement by the ...

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Iran to send black box of Ukrainian plane to France

Iran will send the black box of the Ukrainian plane which it “accidentally” downed to France, officials said Saturday. Speaking to state-run IRNA, Hassan Rezaeifar, the director-general of the Iran ...

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2 US soldiers killed in Afghanistan’s south

At least two U.S. service members were killed and two others wounded in Afghanistan, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in the country said on Saturday. The incident took place when ...

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Oman’s long-serving Sultan Qaboos dies aged 79

The Middle East’s longest-serving leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman, has died. Qaboos, who had been unwell in recent years and often travelled outside Oman for treatment, seized power ...

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Islamic Community of Kosova

The Islamic Community of Kosovo (ICK; Albanian: Bashkësia Islame e Kosovës), is an independent religious organization of Muslims in Kosovo and the Preshevo Valley. The community’s headquarters are located in ...

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