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What does YAR stand for?

YAR stands for Yemen Arab Republic

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They had been practising for a parade for National Unity Day today to mark the anniversary of the 1990 unification of the Marxist People's Democratic Republic of Yemen - also known as South Yemen - and the Yemen Arab Republic - known as North Yemen.
However, Mr Crawford warned that since assuming power of what was the Yemen Arab Republic in 1978, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh had showed a propensity for ruthlessness and manipulation.
However, Crawford warned that since assuming power of what was the Yemen Arab Republic in 1978, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh had showed a propensity for ruthlessness and manipulation.
Following the 1962 military coup in Yemen, Egypt's military fought to prop the Republican regime against the Royalist insurgents who were aided by the Saudi Arabia which did not recognize the Yemen Arab Republic until 1970.
In 1970, Saudi Arabia, which had been the principal opponent of the Sana'a regime since it was first installed, suddenly announced their recognition of the Yemen Arab Republic, and other nations, including the United Kingdom, quickly followed suit.
The country's harsh topography has promoted the evolution of isolated tribal settlements, protective of their political autonomy and hostile to the ascendancy of central government in the north, a reality Saleh has had to contend with since becoming president of the Yemen Arab Republic following the merger between north and south in 1990.