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Yemen on the Verge of Civil War

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Telegraph – Britain and the United States have urged all their nationals to leave Yemen and most American diplomats and their families were evacuated yesterday. Britain followed suit by reducing their embassy numbers “to a level sufficient only to work on the most pressing and vital British national interests in Yemen.”

As the fighting has intensified, a number of ministries and government ministries have fallen to Mr Ahmar’s fighters, while the president has retaliated by ordering his troops to attack a television station owned by his rival.

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