WORLDWIDE TRAVEL ALERT Extended for a Week – US Issues Global Travel Alert Over Serious Al-Qaida Threat

WORLDWIDE ALERT – US Issues Global Travel Alert Over Critical and Serious Al-Qaida Threat

The U.S. State Department has issued a global travel alert because of an unspecified al-Qaida terrorist threat.

It’s been called “Specific and Detailed” by US officials.

The alert comes a day after the U.S. announced that it would close its embassies and consulates throughout the Middle East on Sunday, and possibly longer. 22 embassies or more are scheduled to close today (Sunday).

The State Department says the potential for terrorism is particularly strong in the Middle East and North Africa. It says an attack could occur or come from the Arabian Peninsula.

The department says in a statement that al-Qaida and its affiliated organizations β€œcontinue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond.”