UK, German embassies reopen in Yemen

The United Kingdom and Germany have reopened their embassies in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, after being closed for about two weeks due to a terrorism threat.

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Published: Sun 18 Aug 2013, 7:18 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:29 PM

UK Ambassador Jane Marriott said in a statement on Sunday that she and her team were “glad to be back and working in Yemen after this brief hiatus.” The German embassy posted a statement on its website on Sunday saying it had reopened.

The US closed 19 of its diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa after it intercepted a message between Al Qaeda chief Ayman Al Zawahri and Yemen’s Al Qaeda offshoot about plans for a major attack. The US has reopened all the posts expect its Sanaa embassy.

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