al Mamlakah al-Mutawakilyah Alyamaniah
  • S. H. Steinberg
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The Kingdom of the Yemen is an independent sovereign state, member of the United Nations and of the Arab League. Its ruler is His Majesty, Imam Ahmad, son of the Imam Yahya (murdered on 17 Feb., 1948), who succeeded to the throne on 14 March, 1948. The Imam is the head of the Zaidi Sect of the Shiah Moslems. Heir apparent is the Crown Prince, Saif Al-Islam Al-Badr, who is also Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence.

Books of Reference

  1. Faroughy (A.), Introducing Yemen. New York, 1947.Google Scholar
  2. Heyworth-Dunne (G. E.), Al-Yemen. Social, Political and Economic Survey. Cairo, 1952.Google Scholar
  3. Scott (H.), In the High Yemen. 2nd ed. London, 1947.Google Scholar

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