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18 July 2024

US mission in Yemen reopens

The British embassy in Sanaa also opened for business. (REUTERS)


The US embassy in Yemen reopened yesterday after a two-day closure prompted by Al Qaeda threats as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned unrest in the Arab country is a threat to global stability.

The embassy said on its website that Yemeni security forces had addressed a "specific area of concern" in the north of the capital on Monday, paving the way for the reopening. Warnings of a possible Al-Qaeda attack had led Washington to close its embassy in the Yemeni capital. The British and French authorities followed suit.


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