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UK, German embassies reopen in Yemen

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  • A woman holds a poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pasted on a Yemeni flag as she and others attend a rally supporting Morsi in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "We are with the legitimacy." Gunfire rang out over a main Egypt's Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week.

      A woman holds a poster of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi pasted on a Yemeni flag as she and others attend a rally supporting Morsi in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Arabic writing reads, "We are with the legitimacy." Gunfire rang out over a main Egypt's Cairo overpass and police fired tear gas as clashes broke out after tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters took to the streets Friday across Egypt in defiance of a military-imposed state of emergency following the country's bloodshed earlier this week.
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SANAA, Yemen -- The United Kingdom and Germany have reopened their embassies in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, after being closed for about two weeks due to a terrorism threat.

U.K. Ambassador Jane Marriott said in a statement Sunday that she and her team were "glad to be back and working in Yemen after this brief hiatus." The German embassy posted a statement on its website Sunday saying it had reopened.

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The U.S. closed 19 of its diplomatic missions in the Middle East and Africa after it intercepted a message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and Yemen's al-Qaida offshoot about plans for a major attack. The U.S. has reopened all the posts except its Sanaa embassy.

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Associated Press writer Maamoun Youssef in Cairo contributed to this report.

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