Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

February 23, 2015 12:35 PM

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Egypt shuts embassy in Yemen over 'bad' security

CAIRO: Egypt shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff Monday due to deteriorating security, state media said, joining a diplomatic exodus since Shiite militia seized the Yemeni capital.

Long on the front line of the U.S. war against Al-Qaeda, Yemen has descended into chaos since the Shiite Houthi militia swept into Sanaa from their mountainous northern stronghold last year.

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