Twenty one US embassies and consulates were shut in the Middle East and North Africa on Sunday after a warning about a possible Al Qaeda terror attack.
The UK has closed its embassy in Yemen for two days and the UK Foreign Office is urging Britons to leave Yemen. The French and German embassies were also shut.
There is tight security around the US and British embassies in Yemen’s capital Sana’a and cars are being stopped and searched at nearby checkpoints.
One Yemeni soldier, Ala’a Moshtag, promised Yemeni security forces were on high alert. “These threats will not be carried out as long as we are the security men and we are here, also Yemeni people are here. Yemen will be safe and nothing bad will happen to it,” he said.
The US has issued a worldwide travel warning to Americans until the end of August. It is urging travellers to be on the alert for possible terrorist attacks on public transport and at tourist destinations.
The warning came after US intelligence officials reportedly intercepted emails between senior Al Qaeda members. It is claimed the emails discussed attacks against American interests in the region.
Meanwhile, Interpol has issued a separate global security alert, regarding jail breaks linked to al-Qaeda in nine countries.
Some analysts have suggested that emphasising the work of the National Security Agency in intercepting terrorist emails is a good way to deflect from the controversy over revelations about the US’s mass surveillance programme of citizens around the world.
- 1Snowden, Assange and Manning statues unveiled in Berlin | euronews, world news
- 2Chomsky says US is world’s biggest terrorist | euronews, the global conversation
- 3euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 4Chomsky – a rebel with a cause | euronews, world news
- 5Anti-ISIL demonstrations turn violent in Ethiopia | euronews, no comment
- 6It’s a girl: Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth in London | euronews, world news
- 7Chernobyl Children: what makes Ukrainians born in 1986 different? | euronews, world news
- 8The migrants tragedy in the Mediterranean sparks creative satirical response | euronews, world news
- 9Europe is ‘bluffing’ over Greece-Russia relations – analyst | euronews, news
- 10How Nepal earthquake devastated Kathmandu’s UNESCO heritage | euronews, world news
- 11Woman carries can of water on her head along Paris marathon | euronews, world news
- 12Portuguese researchers discover the secret of Mind Control | euronews, futuris
- 13Former IMF chief ‘under investigation for money laundering’ | euronews, world news
- 14ECB chief Mario Draghi unhurt after protest during speech | euronews, world news
- 15International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 16International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 17Andrea Ferrari: the graphene guru | euronews, science
- 18International news | euronews, latest international news
- 19Energy-generating clothes and smart lights join the Internet of Things | euronews, hi-tech
- 20Fighting Boko Haram: Chad aims to ‘destroy’ militant group | euronews, world news
Wires > News
- 10:23 CET Thai army finds six more bodies in suspected Rohingya trafficking
- 10:18 CET Philippines, Japan coast guards hold anti-piracy drills
- 10:17 CET Turkish electoral body rejects Kurdish complaint against Erdogan
- 10:15 CET Analysis – King’s changes make Saudi policy less predictable
- 10:00 CET Iran’s Khamenei rejects nuclear talks under threat – state TV
- 09:54 CET Near-run thing – Waterloo model ready in time – after 40 years
- 09:49 CET U.S. envoy to India says worried by activist, charity clampdown
- 09:39 CET Arsonists carry out new attack on German asylum-seekers’ refuge