UAE evacuates embassy staff from Yemen capital

February 14, 2015 9:49 AM

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ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates has suspended operations at its embassy in Yemen and evacuated staff over security concerns after a Shiite militia seized power, the foreign ministry said Saturday.

The move comes a day after Sunni-dominated regional powerhouse Saudi Arabia announced it had also evacuated all its staff from the embassy in Sanaa.

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