The British Embassy in Yemen will reopen today after being closed for 12 days because of security concerns.
The UK's ambassador to the Arab country, Jane Marriott, confirmed the reopening in the capital Sanaa in a tweet yesterday:
The Foreign Office had withdrawn all staff from the embassy due to a high threat of kidnapping.
According to a security source, armed men in Yemen have kidnapped an Italian diplomat from outside the embassy in Sanaa.
The security source said that it was not known where the men had taken the diplomat.