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State Dept. issues global travel alert over Al Qaeda threat

WASHINGTON — The United States issued a global travel alert Friday, citing an Al Qaeda 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.

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