The Yemen Arab Republic is the name given to the republic that was established in northern Yemen after the Yemeni revolution in 1962 . The Republic built on the ruins of the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen after the Yemeni Revolution on September 26, 1962 led by Field Marshal Abdullah Al-Sallal, who was the chief of staff of the army in the Kingdom and who became the first president of the Republic. 

Coups and assassinations abounded in the Yemen Arab Republic, and the republic witnessed relative stability after the assumption of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to succeed President Ahmed Hussein Al-Ghashemi, who was assassinated in 1978 . The Yemen Arab Republic unified with the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen on May 22, 1990 .