VI. The World Wars and the Interwar Period, 1914–1945 > F. The Middle East and North Africa, 1914–1945 > 2. The Middle East > j. States of the Arabian Peninsula
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j. States of the Arabian Peninsula
 
 
1914. Nov. 3
 
Kuwaiti independence under British protection.  1
 
1915, Dec. 26
 
Treaty between IBN SA‘UD and the colonial government of India. The Indian government recognized Najd and several territories along the Persian Gulf as the independent possessions of Ibn Sa‘ud.  2
 
1916, Nov. 3
 
British treaty with Qatar, making it a veiled protectorate.  3
 
1918, Dec
 
Surrender of the Ottoman garrison in Yemen, which had successfully repelled all British attacks and reached within 20 miles of Aden. Several members of the former Ottoman bureaucracy agreed to stay in Yemen and work for IMAM YAHYA, who was maneuvering to become ruler of the northern half of Yemen.  4
 
1919
 
After being rebuffed in negotiations by Imam Yahya, the British awarded the region of Tihama, including the city of al-Hudayda, to the tribal ruler of Asir.  5
 
1920
 
Treaty of Sib, mediated by Great Britain. The sultan of Oman relinquished the right to intervene in tribal affairs in the Omani interior.  6
 
Aug
 
Saudi conquest of Asir.  7
 
 
 
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