Al-Qaeda 'Chatter' Led to U.S. Embassy Closures
The current terror alert which has prompted the closure of several US embassies is due to intercepted conversations between two senior al-Qaeda figures. The U.S. government ordered the closure of more than 20 of its embassies and consulates in North Africa and the Middle East.
North Africa: US Extends Security Closure of Some Diplomatic Missions
Voice of America, 4 August 2013
The United States says most of its diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed all week. More than 20 embassies and consulates were closed Sunday due ... read more »
Tunis Afrique Presse, 4 August 2013
Twenty-one US embassies and consulates, mostly in the Middle East, are closed for the day amid fears of an unspecified attack by militants. read more »
North Africa: U.S. Travel Alert for North Africa and Middle East
United States Department of State, 2 August 2013
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or ... read more »
U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has assumed responsilibity for the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of several U.S. diplomatic personnel, including ... Read more »
Cars parked around the U.S. embassy were set ablaze during a protest in Tunis (file photo).