The state Department has issued a terrorist alert , because of threats from al-Qaida and affiliated organizations, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa. In a released statement, “Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.”
At least 18 diplomatic post were affected by the closure, with most posting details of the shutdowns on their websites. http://worldnews.nbcnews.com FYI thisandthatreaders!!