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US and foreign diplomatic posts closed Sunday

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The United States ordered the closure Sunday of at least 25 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world and nearby nations following credible threats from the Al-Qaeda terror network.

Britain, Germany and France said they would close their embassies in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, on Sunday and Monday after Washington issued a worldwide travel alert warning of a possible attack.

The US diplomatic offices closing Sunday are:

US Embassy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

US Embassy Algiers, Algeria

US Embassy Amman, Jordan

US Embassy Baghdad, Iraq

US Consulate Basra, Iraq

US Embassy Tel Aviv, Israel

US Consulate Haifa, Israel

US Consulate East Jerusalem

US Embassy Cairo, Egypt

US Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

US Embassy Djibouti, Djibouti

US Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh

US Embassy Doha, Qatar

US Consulate Dubai, United Arab Emirates

US Consulate Arbil, Iraq

US Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

US Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan

US Embassy Khartoum, Sudan

US Embassy Kuwait City, Kuwait

US Embassy Manama, Bahrain

US Embassy Muscat, Oman

US Embassy Nouakchott, Mauritania

US Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

US Embassy Sanaa, Yemen

US Embassy Tripoli, Libya

SOURCE: US State Department, US embassy websites.

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