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A Yemeni soldier searches a car at a checkpoint on a street leading to the US embassy compound in Sanaa on August 4, 2013. Security measures were particularly strict in the Yemeni capital after Washington held urgent talks on an Al-Qaeda threat that prompted two dozen embassies and consulates to temporarily halt their services in many capitals in the region.  (credit: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Serious Terrorist Threat Prompts Embassy Closures

The terror threat prompting the U.S. government to close nearly two dozen embassies and consulates Sunday is the most specific, credible threat information in years.

08/04/2013