Germany Warns against Travel to Yemen amid Political Unrest
Berlin- Feb 28, 2011- Germany warned its citizens on Monday against travel to Yemen, amid reports of political unrest which had led to several deaths in recent days.
Germany was following developments in the Gulf state with 'great concern,' as the situation was 'escalating dangerously,' said Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert.
The Foreign Minister warned of the threat of terrorist attacks by a local branch of al-Qaeda, which has threatened to kidnap non-Muslim foreigners in Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula.
The ministry also warned of 'a great risk of pirate attacks and seizures' off the coast of Somalia, which lies opposite Yemen on the Gulf of Aden.