The United Arab Emirates anounced the closure of its embassy in Sanaa on Saturday, state news agency WAM said.
The UAE follows Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, Britain, France and Italy in shutting their missions
Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen after a power grab by Houthi militia there, a move reflecting the hostility of majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Riyadh has s
Security has been stepped up at US facilities in Bahrain coinciding with the release of a report on the use of torture in CIA interrogations.
Additional police patrols and National Guard personnel were visible around the US Embass
The United States evacuated its embassy in Libya on Saturday, driving its staff under heavy military guard across the border to Tunisia because of escalating clashes between rival militias in Tripoli, the US State Department said.
Kuwait has issued a decree allowing its embassies and consulates to issue visit visas to citizens from all countries except those from Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan, said a report.
Under this new rule, all typ
Bahrain is due to open an embassy in Brazil, which will be the country's first diplomatic posting in South America.
Parliament first proposed the idea in February and the Cabinet gave it the green light yes
Israel attacked several Syrian military sites on Wednesday in retaliation for a roadside bombing that wounded four of its troops on the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, the Israeli military said.
It said targets included a Syria
Bahrain remains a top investment hub for GCC nationals, said a high-profile diplomat, adding that it has become the destination of choice for businessmen from Saudi Arabia, who view it as promising for private investments.
The United States has tightened security at diplomatic missions in Lebanon and Turkey because of potential threats, ordering some personnel out of Lebanon and offering to evacuate those in Adana in southeastern Turkey.
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