U.S. Said to Close Embassy in Yemen Over Security Concerns

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A Yemeni man watches the televised speech of the Shiite Huthi movement's leader Abdul-Malik al-Huthi in the capital Sanaa, after the US ordered the closure of its embassy in the country, on February 10, 2015.

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The U.S. is shutting down its embassy in Yemen and withdrawing American personnel amid increasing unrest after Shiite Houthi rebels took control in the capital Sana’a, according to two officials familiar with the move.

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