UK embassy in Yemen closed for security reasons
A security alert forced the closure of the British embassy in Yemen. A Foreign Office spokesman said the embassy, closed for Friday, would not open on Saturday.
The spokesman said: "We are continuing to monitor the security situation. The safety of our staff is paramount."
In a statement, the British Foreign Office said work at the embassy would be suspended "in the light of a current, credible threat to western interests". "There is a high threat from terrorism and evidence that terrorists may target Western, including British, interests in Yemen. "You should be particularly vigilant in places frequented by foreigners, such as hotels," it said in advice to travellers.