US, UK and France close Sanaa embassies

The US and UK governments have withdrawn diplomatic staff from Sanaa and urged their citizens to leave.


France’s embassy in the capital has announced that it will close on Friday.


The moves come as the UN attempts to broker talks between political factions and Shia rebels who control Sanaa and dissolved parliament last week.


President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi and his cabinet resigned on 22 January after the rebels, known as Houthis, overran the presidential palace and placed them under effective house arrest.


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