U.K. evacuates staff from British embassy in Yemen amid security concerns

LONDON – Britain’s says it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in due to increased .

The moves comes shortly after the U.S. ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary of 19 American across the and .

The Foreign Office said the staff were “temporarily withdrawn to the U.K.” on Tuesday. It declined to comment further.

Previously, the U.K. had said the embassy would be closed until the end of the of later this week.

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