Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy withdraw embassies staff from Yemen as security problems worsen

February 13, 2015 9:44 PM

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Saudi Arabia, Germany and Italy became the latest countries to withdraw embassy staff from Yemen as an exodus of foreign diplomats gathered pace over growing security problems.

Long on the front line of the war against Al Qaeda, Yemen has descended into chaos since Shiite militiamen, known as Huthis, seized Sanaa in September and ousted the government last week.

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