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U.S. Embassy in Yemen reopens

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Embassy in Yemen — one of 19 embassies and consulates closed this month because of a terrorist threat — has reopened to provide limited public services, the State Department said Tuesday.

Most American employees at the embassy in Sana were ordered to leave the country because of the threat, which emanated from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

On Aug. 11, the United States reopened 18 of the 19 embassies and consulates that were closed for about two weeks in the Middle East and Africa, but the one in Yemen remained closed.

The U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan, remains closed due to a separate threat.

U.S. Embassy in Yemen reopens 08/20/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 11:23pm]
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