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950 - 115 BC Kingdom of Sheaba

115 - 525 Himyar Kingdom

525 - 850 Part of Persian Empire

850 Emirate of Sana

1538 - 1839 Ottoman protectorate

1839 - 1962 Aden a British colony

1876 - 1918 Sana to Ottoman Empire

30 Oct 1918 Sana Independent

08 Mar 1958 - 26 Dec 1961 Sana Part of the United Arab Republic

27 Sep 1962 - 22 May 1990 Republic of Sana (North Yemen)

27 Sep 1962 - 1967 Conflict between nationalist and Royalist forces

22 May 1990 - United Republic of Yemen

22 May - 07 Jul 1994 South Yemen in secession from Yemen

15 Feb 2011 - Yemeni revolution, start of Yemeni conflict

21 Oct 2014 Sana falls to Shia Houthi forces

15 Mar 2015 - Civil War

Yemen (Aden)

950 - 115 BC Kingdom of Sheaba

115 - 525 Himyar Kingdom

525 - 850 Part of Persian Empire

850 Emirate of Sana

1538 - 1839 Ottoman protectorate

1839 - 1962 Aden a British colony

1876 - 1918 Sana to Ottoman Empire

30 Oct 1918 Sana Independent

08 Mar 1958 - 26 Dec 1961 Sana Part of the United Arab Republic

27 Sep 1962 - 22 May 1990 Republic of Sana (North Yemen)

27 Sep 1962 - 1967 Conflict between nationalist and Royalist forces

30 Jan 2015 Northern Yemen under Shia (Houthi) rebel control

 

Monarchs

1230-1105 BC al-Harith ar Raish

1105-1100 Abrahah Dhul Manar

922-920 Afrikis ibn Abrahah

758-733 al-Abd Dhu al-Adhar

733-658 al-Hedhed ibn Sharahil

658-638 Balqis Queen of Sheeba

638-553 Nashir an-Niam

553-516 ShammarYarish

516-461 Abu Malik

461-408 Tubba ibn al Akran

408-338 Dhu Jaychan

338-330 al Akran ibn Abu Malik

175-140 Kalikarib

140-100 Assad Abu Karbi

20-50 Hassan ibn Tubba

50-113 Amr ibn Tubba

113-187 Abid Kilel

187-250 Tubba ibn Hassan

250-306 Marthid ibn Abid

306-343 Walia ibn Marthid

343-416 Abrahah ibn as Sabbah

416-431 Sahban ibn Muhrath

431-488 Hassan ibn Amr ibn Tubba

488-515 Dhu Shanatir

515-525 Yusif Ashar Dhu Nuwas

525-533 Dhu Jadan

850-860 Rassid, al Qasim I

860-897 Rassid, al Husayn I

897-911 Rassid, Yahya I al Hadi ila l-Haqq

911-913 Rassid, Muhammad I al Murtad

913-934 Rassid, Ahmad I an-Narsir

934-956 Rassid, Yahya II

968-998 Rassid, Yusif I al-Mansur

998-1003 Rassid, al Qasim II

1009-1013 Rassid, al Husayn II

1020-1035 Rassid Jafar I

1035-1040 Rassid, al Hasan I

1040-1062 Rassid, Abul-Fath al Daylami

1066-1067 Rassid, Hamaz I

1067-1068 Rassid, al Fadil I

1068-1085 Rassid, Muhammad II

1117-1137 Rassid, Yahya III

1137-1138 Rassid, Ali I

1138-1171 Rassid Ahmad II al-Mutawakkil

1173-1181 Ayyubid, al Muazzam Shams udDin Turan Shah

1181-1197 Ayyubid, al Aziz Zahir udDin Tughtigin

1187-1217 Rassid, Abdullah I al-Mansur

1197-1202 Ayyubid, Muizz udDin Ismail

1202-1214 Ayyubid, anNasir I

1214-1215 Ayyubid, alMuazzam

1215-1229 Ayyubid, alMasud Salah adDin Yusif

1217 Rassid, Yahya IV Najm ad Din al-Hadilal Haqq

1217-1229 Rassid, Muhammad III Izz ad-Dim an-Nassir

1229-1250 Rasulid, Umar I al Mansur

1248-1258 Rasulid, Ahmad III

1250-1295 Rasulid, Yusif II al-Muzaffar

1295-1296 Rasulid, Umar II al-Ashfar Mumahhid adDin

1296-1322 Rasulid, Dawud I al-Muayyad Hizabr adDin

1322-1363 Rasulid, Ali II al-Mujahid Sayf adDid

1363-1377 Rasulid, al-Abbas I al-Afdal Dirgham adDin

1377-1400 Rasulid, Ismail I al Ashraf

1400-1424 Rasulid, an Nasir Salah adDin Ahmad IV

1424-1427 Rasulid, al-Mansur Abdullah II

1427-1428 Rasulid, al-Ashraf Ismail II

1428-1440 Rasulid, Yahya V al-Zahir

1440-1442 Rasulid, Ismail III al-Ashraf

1442 Rasulid, al-Afdal Muhammad IV

1442 Rasulid, Ahmad IV an-Nasir

1442-1450 Rasulid, al-Muzaffar Yusuf III

1443-1454 Rasulid, al-Masud Salha I adDin

1450-1454 Rasulid, al-Mu'ayyad al Husayn II

1454-1460 Tahirid, az-Zafir Amir I Salha adDin

1454-1478 Tahirid, Ali II al-Mujahid adDin

1478-1489 Tahrid, al-Mansur Abdal I Wahhab Taj Adin

1489-1517 Tahrid, az-Zafir Amir II Salah adDin

Imams

19 Oct 1591 - 19 Feb 1620 Qasimid, al Qasim III bin Muhammad

19 Feb 1620 - 29 Sep 1644 Qasimid, Muhammad V bin al-Mansur Bi'llah

Qasim

29 Sep 1644 - Aug 1676 Qasimid, 'Ala Allah Ismail IV bin al-Mansur

Bi'llah Qasim

Aug 1676 - 29 Jun 1681 Qasimid, Ahmad V bin al-Hassan

29 Jun 1681 - 27 Apr 1686 Qasimid, Muhammad VI bin al-Mutawakki

'Ala Allah Ismail

27 Apr 1686 - 1718 Qasimid, Muhammad VII un-Nasir bin al-Mahdi

Ahmed

1718 - 1723 Qasimid, al-Qasim IV ibn Husain (1st Time)

1723 Qasimid, Nasir Muhammad bin Ishaq

1723 - 1727 Qasimid, al Qasim IV ibn Husain (2nd Time)

1728 - 06 Mar 1748 Qasimid, Mansur ibn Qasim

07 Mar 1748 - 04 Sep 1775 Qasimid, Abbas II ibn Qasim

15 Sep 1775 - 24 Oct 1809 Qasimid, Ali IV ibn al-Abbas

24 Oct 1809 - 09 Sep 1816 Qasimid, Ahmad VI ibn Ali

10 Sep 1816 - 27 Nov 1835 Qasimid, Abdullah III ibn Ahmad

27 Nov 1835 - 1836 Qasimid, Ali V ibn Abdullah (1st Time)

1836 - Feb 1840 Qasimid, Abdullah IV ibn al-Hassan

Feb 1840 - 08 Jan 1844 Qasimid, Muhammad VIII ibn Ahmad al-Hadi

08 Jan 1844 - Dec 1845 Qasimid, Ali V ibn Abdullah (2nd Time)

Dec 1845 - 1848 Qasimid, Muzaffar ad-Din Muhammad IX

ibn Yahya

1848 - 1849 Qasimid, Ahmad VII ibn Hashim

1849 - 1850 Qasimid, Ali V ibn Abdullah (3rd Time)

1850 Qasimid, al-`Abbas IV ibn `Abd ar-Rahman

1850 - 1872 Qasimid, Ghalib I ibn Muhammad

1872 - 1876 Qasimid, Muhsin ibn Ahmad

Oct 1878 - May 1890 Qasimid, Sharaf ad-Din Muhammad

May 1890 - 04 Jun 1904 Qasimid, Muhammad X ibn Yahya Hamid ad-Din

04 Jun 1904 - 18 Feb 1948 Qasimid, Yahya ibn Muhammad

18 Feb - 14 Mar 1948 Qasimid, Abdullah V ............................... 1912-1955

15 Mar 1948 - 01 Apr 1955 Qasimid, Ahmad VIII ash-Shams ..................... 1891-1962

(1st Time)

01 Apr - 05 Apr 1955 Qasimid, Abdullah VI ibn Yahya .................... 1912-1955

05 Apr 1955 - 18 Sep 1962 Qasimid, Ahmad VIII ash-Shams (2nd Time)

19 Sep 1962 - 1970 Qasimid, Muhammad XI al-Badr....................... 1929-1996

(deposed 27 Sep 1962, continued in rebellion to 1968)

Presidents

27 Sep 1962 - 05 Nov 1967 Abdullah as-Sallal ................................ 1917-1994

05 Nov 1967 - 13 Jun 1974 Abdul Rahman al-Iryani ............................ 1908-1998

13 Jun 1974 - 11 Oct 1977 Ibrahim Muhammad al-Hamadi ........................ 1943-1977

11 Oct 1977 - 24 Jun 1978 Ahmad al-Ghashmi .................................. 1938-1978

24 Jun - 18 Jul 1978 Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi .................... 1934-2006

18 Jul 1978 - 22 May 1990 Ali Abdullah Saleh ................................ 1942-

Houthi Leaders

06 Feb 2015 - 15 Aug 2016 Muhammad Ali al-Houthi ............................ 1979-

(President of the Revolutionary Council)

15 Aug 2016 - Saleh Ali al-Samad

(President of the Supreme Political Council)

 

Prime Ministers

17 Feb - 18 Feb 1948 Prince Ibrahim bin Yahya Hamid al-Din ............. 1915-1948

18 Feb - Mar 1948 Ali ibn Abdullah al-Wazir ......................... 1885-1948

Apr 1948 - Aug 1955 Prince Hassan ibn Yahya ........................... 1908-2003

28 Sep 1962 - 26 Apr 1963 Abullah as-Sallal (1st Time)

26 Apr - 05 Oct 1963 Abdul Latif Dayfallah (1st Time) .................. 1930-

05 Oct 1963 - 10 Feb 1964 Abdul Rahman al-Iryani

10 Feb - 29 Apr 1964 Hassan al-Amari (1st Time) ........................ 1916-1989

29 Jan 1964 - 06 Jan 1965 Hamoud al-Jaifi ................................... 1918-1985

06 Jan - 20 Apr 1965 Hassan al-Amari (2nd Time)

20 Apr - 06 Jul 1965 Ahman Muhammad Numan (1st Time) ................... 1909-1996

06 Jul - 21 Jul 1965 Abullah as-Sallal (2nd Time)

21 Jul 1965 - 18 Sep 1966 Hassan al-Amari (3rd Time)

18 Sep 1966 - 05 Nov 1967 Abullah as-Sallal (3rd Time)

05 Nov - 21 Dec 1967 Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini (1st Time) ................... 1932-

21 Dec 1967 - 09 Jul 1969 Hassan al-Amari (4th Time)

09 Jul - 29 Jul 1969 Abdul Salam Sabrah (1st Time) ..................... 1912-2012

29 Jul - 02 Sep 1969 Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini (2nd Time)

02 Sep 1969 - 05 Feb 1970 Abdullah Kurshumi ................................. 1932-2007

05 Feb 1970 - 26 Feb 1971 Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini (3rd Time)

26 Feb - 03 May 1971 Abdul Salam Sabrah (2nd Time)

03 May - 24 Aug 1971 Ahmad Muhammad Numan (2nd Time)

24 Aug - 05 Sep 1971 Hassan al-Amri (5th Time)

05 Sep - 18 Sep 1971 Abdul Salam Sabrah (3rd Time)

18 Sep 1971 - 30 Dec 1972 Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini (4th Time)

30 Dec 1972 - 10 Feb 1974 Kadhi Abdullah al-Hagri ........................... 1911-1977

10 Feb - 22 Jun 1974 Hassan Muhammad Makki ............................. 1933-

22 Jun 1974 - 16 Jan 1975 Mohsin Ahmad al-Aini (5th Time)

16 Jan - 25 Jan 1975 Abdul Latif Dayfullah (2nd Time)

25 Jan 1975 - 15 Oct 1980 Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (1st Time) ................. 1939-2011

15 Oct 1980 - 13 Nov 1983 Abdul Karim Ali al-Iryani ......................... 1934-

13 Nov 1983 - 22 May 1990 Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani (2nd Time)

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Yemen (Sana)

Federation of South Arabia

27 Jul 1538 - 16 Jan 1839 Part of the Ottoman Empire

16 Jan 1839 - 1932 British colony, part of British India

01 Apr 1937 - 30 Nov 1967 British colony

11 Feb 1959 - 04 Apr 1962 Federation of Arab Emirates

04 Apr 1962 - 30 Nov 1967 Federation of South Arabia

30 Nov 1967 Independence

 

Chief Ministers

17 Jan - 24 Jun 1963 Hassan Ali Bayumi ................................. 1915-1963

09 Jul 1963 - 23 Jan 1965 Zayn Abdu Baharun

07 Mar - 25 Sep 1965 Abdul-Qawi Hassan Makkawi ......................... 1918-1998

25 Sep 1965 - 30 Aug 1966 Ali Musa al-Babakr

30 Aug 1966 - 30 Nov 1967 Salih al-Awadli

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People's Democratic Republic of Yemen

30 Nov 1967 People's Democratic Republic of South Yemen

30 Nov 1970 Democratic Republic of Yemen

22 May 1990 Unification with Yemen (Sana)

22 May - 07 Jul 1994 In secession from Yemen

2009 - Southern movement in rebellion to the Yemeni government

2015 - Mostly under the Saudi backed Sunni government

Secretaries-general of the Socialist Party of Yemen

11 Oct 1978 - 21 Apr 1980 Abdul Fattah Ismail ............................... 1939-1986

(1st Time)

21 Apr 1980 - 11 Oct 1982 Ali Nasir Muhammad Husani ......................... 1939-

11 Oct 1982 - 12 Feb 1985 Salem Saleh

12 Feb 1985 - 06 Feb 1986 Abdul Fattah Ismail

(2nd Time)

06 Feb 1986 - 22 May 1990 Ali Salim al-Baidh ................................ 1939-

Presidents of the Peoples Council

01 Dec 1967 - 22 Jun 1969 Qahtan Muhammad Husani ............................ 1920-1981

23 Jun 1969 - 26 Jun 1978 Salem Ali Rubayyi ................................. 1935-1978

01 Jul - 27 Dec 1978 Ali Nasir Muhammad Husani ......................... s.a

(1st Time)

27 Dec 1978 - 26 Apr 1980 Abdul Fattah Ismail

26 Apr 1980 - 24 Jan 1986 Ali Nasir Muhammad Husani

(2nd Time)

24 Jan 1986 - 22 May 1990 Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas ......................... 1939-

21 May - 07 Jul 1994 Ali Salim al-Baidh ............................... s.a

(in rebellion)

Prime Ministers

01 Dec 1967 - 22 Jun 1969 Faysal Abd al-Latif al-Shaabi .................... 1935-1971

22 Jun 1969 - 02 Aug 1971 Muhammad Ali Haitham ............................. 1940-1993

02 Aug 1971 - 14 Feb 1985 Ali Nasr Muhammad Husani ......................... s.a

14 Feb 1985 - 08 Feb 1986 Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas ......................... s.a

(1st Time)

08 Feb 1986 - 22 May 1990 Yasin Said Numan ................................. 1948-

22 May - 07 Jul 1994 Haidar Abu Bakr al-Attas ......................... s.a

(2nd Time, in rebellion)

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Yemen

22 May 1990 - United Republic of Yemen

22 May - 07 Jul 1994 South Yemen in secession from Yemen

15 Feb 2011 - Yemeni revolution

21 Oct 2014 Sana falls to Shia Houthi forces

 

President

22 May 1990 - 23 Dec 2011 Ali Abdullah Saleh ................................ 1942-

(Chairmen of the Presidential Council 01 Oct 1994)

23 Dec 2011 - Abd al-Rahman Mansur al-Hadi ...................... 1950-

(acting for Saleh 04 Jun - 23 Sep 2011;

in opposition from 6 Feb 2015. in Saudi Arabia exile

26 Mar - 22 Sep 2015)

06 Feb 2015 - Muhammad Ali al-Houthi ............................ s.a

(Head of the Revolutionary Committee [based in San'a])

Prime Ministers

22 May 1990 - 09 May 1994 Haider Abu Bakr al-Attas .......................... s.a

09 May - 06 Oct 1994 Muhammad Said al-Attar ............................ 1927-2005

(acting)

06 Oct 1994 - 14 May 1997 Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani ............................ 1939-2011

14 May 1997 - 29 Apr 1998 Faraj Said Bin Ghanem ............................. 1937-2007

29 Apr 1998 - 07 Apr 2001 Abdul Karim Ali al-Iryani ......................... 1934-2015

07 Apr 2001 - 07 Apr 2007 Abdul Qader Bajamal ............................... 1946-

07 Apr 2007 - 07 Dec 2011 Ali Muhammad Mujawar .............................. 1953-

07 Dec 2011 - 07 Nov 2014 Muhammad Salim Basindwah .......................... 1935-

07 Nov 2014 - 03 Apr 2016 Khaled Mahafoudh Bahah ............................ 1965-

(ousted from Aden by Houthi rebels 06 Feb - 16 Sep 2015)

- 28 Nov 2016 Tala Aqlan

(acting)

03 Apr 2016 - Ahmad Obaid Bin Daghr ............................. 1952-

(in Aden)

28 Nov 2016 - Abdul Aziz bin Habtour ............................ 1955-

 

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