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14 US Embassies Closed Sunday by Al-Qaeda Threat

Fourteen United States embassies in and consulates in the Middle East and other Arab countries that will be closed to the public on Sunday, according to a Friday-morning report by the Columbia Broadcasting SystemThe closures were announced by the State Department on Thursday, after intelligence was received of an Al-Qaeda threat to attack an American diplomatic mission.

 The Tel Aviv embassy is always closed on Sunday, as is the consulate in Jerusalem.

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