[Sana'a, Yemen, January 4. Image via Getty.]

Yemeni women sell loacal products at a market in Sanaa on January 4, 2010. France became the latest foreign mission to close in Yemen as security around embassies and the airport was boosted, officials said, amid fears of strikes by an Al-Qaeda branch linked to a botched attack on a US airliner. AFP PHOTO/KHALED FAZAA (Photo credit should read KHALED FAZAA/AFP/Getty Images)