U.S. closing embassy in Yemen amid continued political turmoil

February 10, 2015 5:34 PM

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The U.S. Embassy in Yemen is closing because of security concerns amid the unstable Arab country’s deepening political turmoil, State Department officials announced Tuesday.

After weeks of trimming services at the U.S. mission in Sana, the capital, officials said they will take steps to halt operations and expect the ambassador to leave the country by Wednesday.

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