British Embassy in Yemen closes, evacuates staff amid chaos

The British government says it has closed its embassy in Yemen and evacuated all its diplomatic staff amid turmoil there following Shiite rebels seizing power in the Arab world’s poorest country. In a statement Wednesday, UK Minister for the Middle East Tobias Ellwood said all embassy staff in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, left early Wednesday morning. The statement also calls for all British nationals to “leave immediately.”



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