Yemen, officially the Republic of Yemen, is a country located in Western Asia.
While the team leader was updating Fury, Iron Man attacked the freighter and the Ten Rings operatives inside, saving the S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives when they got surrounded. The team leader tried to question Stark, but he flew away before being able to do so.
Tony Stark returned to Gulf of Aden in Yemen during his early quest of establishing world peace, using his newly created identity as Iron Man. Stark arrived at a ship attacked by Somali pirates, and while J.A.R.V.I.S. was cross-checking the information with the International Maritime Bureau, Stark recognized their identity as Somali pirates, and attacked them in retaliation.