Terror Threats Prompt Worryingly Broad Global Travel Alert, So Be Careful

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Citing more than "the regular chit chat" by terrorists, the U.S. State Department has warned everyone everywhere to watch out for terrorism, especially in the Middle East and North Africa, for the entire month. "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," said the alert, which came after the decision to close certain U.S. embassies on Sunday, and potentially longer, just in case. Have a great weekend.