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US warns of new terror threat in Yemen, calls for "exceptional" security

Yemeni authorities have alerted the United States to a potential new terrorist threat against foreign targets in Yemen, the State Department said, calling on US citizens there to take “exceptional” security measures. As a result of the new information, the US embassy in Sanaa will hold a meeting of Americans in Yemen, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s ancestral homeland, this week to discuss the new security situation, the department said on Monday. On Sunday, the embassy issued a new warning to US citizens in Yemen, telling them to redouble their already heightened security stance, particularly in and around areas frequented by foreigners in Sanaa and the port of Aden. “The United States embassy has received new information from the Yemeni government regarding a potential new threat to foreign-affiliated and Yemeni targets,” it said. Full Story

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