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US extends closure of some embassies through 10 August

In response to threats from al-Qaeda, US extends closure of some embassies in the Middle East to 10 August

Reuters , Sunday 4 Aug 2013
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Baghdad, Basrah, and Erbil will open on Monday, the State Department said. U.S. embassies close their doors this weekend in response to a possible terrorist threat. Embassies that would normally be open this Sunday - including those in Abu Dhabi, Baghdad and Cairo - will be closed that day because of unspecified security concerns, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday (Photo: Reuters)
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The United States extended the closures of some embassies and consulates in the Middle East - which had been closed Sunday due to an al Qaeda threat - through 10 August due to caution but not the emergence of any new threat, the State Department said.

Other US diplomatic posts, including in Kabul, Baghdad and Algiers, that had been closed on Sunday, will reopen on Monday, the State Department said.

Posts in Abu Dhabi, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dhahran, Jeddah, Doha, Dubai, Kuwait, Manama, Muscat, Sanaa, Tripoli, Antanarivo, Bujumbura, Djibouti, Khartoum, Kigali, and Port Louis will be closed through Saturday.

US diplomatic posts in Dhaka, Algiers, Nouakchott, Kabul, Herat, Mazar el Sharif, Baghdad, Basrah, and Erbil will open on Monday, the State Department said.

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