U.S. issues global travel alert, citing-al Qaida

WASHINGTON • The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaida threat that also caused the State Department to close 21 embassies and consulates this weekend in the Muslim world. The State Department warned American citizens of the potential for terrorism particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, with a possible attack occurring or coming from the Arabian Peninsula. “Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist...

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