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Latest News Wires U.S. embassies closed: Worldwide travel alert based on terror threat

U.S. embassies closed and travel alert issued due to terror threat in Middle East and Central Asia. U.S. embassies in those areas will be closed on Sunday.

By Bradley KlapperAssociated Press / August 2, 2013

Nir Elias/REUTERS

The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an al-Qaeda threat that also caused the State Department to close its embassies Sunday around the Muslim world.