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Security fears close British embassy in Damascus

Britain’s embassy in Syria has been closed to the public for a week for security reasons amid heightened fears of attacks in the Middle East. Last night the Foreign Office refused to discuss what had caused the closure from February 10 – an unusually long period for an embassy to the shut. The British government’s advice for travellers to Syria – updated last Monday – says: “There is a high threat to western, including British interests, from terrorism in Syria. If you are in Syria, you should review your personal security arrangements carefully.” Britons resident in the country are urged to take particular care when leaving or arriving at their homes or places of employment. The Foreign Office has been reviewing security arrangements worldwide following the double suicide bombings at its consulate and a British bank in Istanbul which killed at least 27 people, including the consul-general, last November. Full Story

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