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  • Italy, Germany temporarily close their Yemen embassies

    Italy and Germany have announced the temporary closure of their embassies in Yemen due to recent violence in the country where al-Qaeda is active, following similar moves by France, Britain and the United States. The Italian Foreign Ministry said in a...
  • The exit from Yemen could cost the United States

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Feb. 12: The closing Wednesday of the American Embassy in Yemen in response to security concerns will lead to the diplomatic blinding of the United States in that country. The...
  • UN envoy to Yemen warns of civil war and al-Qaida

    The U.N. envoy to Yemen warned Thursday that the impoverished country is at a crossroads between "civil war and disintegration" and a successful political transition. Jamal Benomar's grim briefing to the U.N. Security Council followed a similar statement...
  • Al-Qaida militants seize Yemeni military base in south

    Al-Qaida militants seized control of an important army base Thursday following clashes with soldiers that left at least eight people dead, military officials said. The officials say at least four soldiers and four militants died in the fighting and...
  • Yemen turmoil deepens as Saudi Arabia, Egypt eye intervention and Western embassy staff leave

    As Western diplomats and staff fled Yemen on Wednesday, concern widened over the increasing turmoil in the impoverished nation, with Saudi Arabia arming loyal tribesmen across its southern border and Egypt readying a military unit to intervene if needed....
  • Saudi Arabia frets over Iranian front emerging from Yemen chaos

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The crowd packed into the soccer stadium in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, fell silent as three giant screens flickered to life with the image of the country's de-facto leader, Abdulmalik al-Houthi. In his half-hour speech, al-Houthi told...
  • Effort to close Guantanamo prison complicated by former detainee's turn to Islamic State

    During six years behind bars at Guantanamo Bay, Abdul Rauf insisted he was a lowly Taliban foot soldier who delivered bread and tea to combatants, even though he was really a corps commander. He was released in 2007 and sent home to Afghanistan. Until...
  • US closes embassy, evacuates staff in Yemen due to security, counterterror ops to continue

    The State Department confirmed late Tuesday that it has closed the U.S. Embassy in Yemen and evacuated its staff because of the political crisis and security concerns following the takeover of much of the country by Shiite rebels. The department...
  • U.S. Embassy in Yemen closing because of security threats

    The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is closing because of mounting security threats, State Department officials said Tuesday, raising questions about the future of the high-priority U.S. counter-terrorism campaign in the unstable Arab nation. The embassy in Sana,...
  • Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns

    Officials: U.S. Embassy in Yemen to suspend operations amid security concerns
    The United States is closing its embassy in Yemen amid political deadlock and deteriorating security conditions after the takeover of the country by Shiite rebels, two U.S. officials said. The officials said diplomats were being evacuated from the...
  • U.S. said to close embassy in Yemen over security concerns

    WASHINGTON The U.S. is shutting down its embassy in Yemen and withdrawing American personnel amid increasing unrest after Shiite Houthi rebels took control in the capital Sanaa, according to two officials familiar with the move. State Department...