Saudi Arabia, West evacuate embassy staff from Yemen due to security fears

February 13, 2015 2:51 PM

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SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has evacuated diplomatic staff from Yemen following a Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militia's seizure of power there, joining Western countries who have also closed embassies due to fears of worsening violence.

The move reflected the hostility of Yemen's majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis.

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