State Department Issues New Worldwide Travel Alert on Terror

State Department Issues New Worldwide Travel Alert on Terror
Passengers walk inside at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. State Department has issued a new worldwide alert to citizens warning of potential terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

The department, which said yesterday that embassies in a number of countries would be closed Sunday, said the attacks are seen as possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. “Current information suggests that al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond,” the alert said.