Oct 22, 2010
United States and United Kingdom closed down their embassies in Sana’a on 3rdJanuary 2010. The nations took the decision after a Nigerian national attempted to blow up a U.S. passenger plane in mid-air. The Nigerian national was a member of a branch of Al-Qaeda, based in Yemen.
Despite the fact that Yemen is, an ally of U.S. Al-Qaeda manages to have a strong network in the country and poses a serious threat to U.S. interests.