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a Yemeni soldier stops a car at a checkpoint in a street leading to the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen Aug. 4. The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Aug. 6 due to the high threat of attack by al-Qaida that has resulted in several embassy closures.

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U.S. orders evacuation of Yemen embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military evacuated non-essential U.S. government personnel from Yemen on Tuesday due to the high risk of attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

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