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British embassy in Yemen to close as 'precaution'

The British embassy in Yemen is to shut temporarily and several other embassies have been told to be vigilant after the US issued a terrorism warning.

The embassy in Sanaa will be closed on Sunday and Monday, as will the embassies of France and Germany.

The US reportedly intercepted al-Qaeda messages and will shut at least 21 embassies and consulates on Sunday.

Rajesh Mirchandani reports.

  • 03 Aug 2013
  • From the section UK
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