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Egypt Shuts Embassy in Sana’a

National Yemen

Cairo Airport

Today Egypt shut its embassy in Sanaa and recalled all its staff today due to deteriorating security, state media said, joining a diplomatic exodus since Houthi militants  seized the Yemeni capital.

“The Egyptian diplomatic mission in Sanaa headed by Ambassador Youssef al-Sharqawi returned to Cairo Monday 23rd, Feb, 2015 due to the bad security situation in Yemen,” the official MENA news agency reported.

“The Egyptian embassy in Sanaa was closed after the departure of the mission,” it added.
Since then, Saudi Arabia, the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Spain, Japan and Turkey have all shuttered their embassies in Sanaa.