When the American and British governments announced they were closing their embassies in Yemen during the holidays following threats from terrorist groups there and the attempted bombing of a US plane, the moves made headlines around the world. Canada, however, had no embassy to close. This despite the fact the Yemeni government has been asking for one for years. In fact, in the eyes of many, Canada's diplomatic and aid presence is regrettably minimal, despite being one of the largest foreign investors in Yemen's oil sector, and the Middle Eastern country's emerging importance as a new haven for terrorists. Yemen,...
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