United Kingdom

British Government To Close Embassy in Yemen

Announcement comes after the U.S. State Department issued a travel warning because of an unspecified threat

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The British Embassy in Yemen is to be closed on Sunday and Monday as "a precautionary measure", the Foreign Office has confirmed.

A spokesman would not say if the closure was in response to a specific threat.

The embassy in Sana'a had already been operating with a reduced staff "due to increased security concerns".

It comes as the US issued a global travel alert and announced it would close 21 of its embassies on Sunday.