Britain to reopen embassy in Yemen after 12-day shutdown
SANAA, YEMEN (REUTERS) - The British Embassy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa will reopen on Sunday after being closed for 12 days because of security concerns.
"British Embassy #Yemen open as normal from Sunday 18 August. Apologies for the brief hiatus," British Ambassador Jane Marriott tweeted.
The Foreign Office said on Aug 6 it had withdrawn all staff from the embassy due to a high threat of kidnapping.
Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, is the base for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the most active branches of the network founded by Osama bin Laden, and militants have launched attacks from there against the West.