The State Department Bureau of Consular Affairs published the list of 21 U.S. embassies, all located throughout the Middle East, that will be closed Sunday because of an unspecified terror threat.
The State Department also issued a worldwide travel alert for August due to an al-Qaida threat, “particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula.”
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