US to Global Travelers: Beware
State Department urges caution throughout August
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 2, 2013 11:18 AM CDT
This Oct. 31, 2012 file photo shows a passenger checking the departures board at Pittsburgh International Airport in Imperial, Pa.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

(Newser) – If you were planning to travel this month, the Obama administration thinks you should be nervous. The State Department today issued a global travel alert, warning US citizens that "al-Qaeda and affiliated organizations" may be planning to strike "in the period between now and the end of August." The risk is particularly concentrated in the Middle East and North Africa, with attacks "possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula."

The department recommends that anyone traveling abroad register their plans with it, and check its website for updates. The alert follows the department's decision to close down many of its embassies on Sunday thanks to the threat of attack.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
US Issues Travel Terrorism Alert is...
5%
13%
8%
1%
48%
25%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 52 comments
HANKHILL
Sep 13, 2013 3:00 PM CDT
JUST A TRICK FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT TO TRACK YOU! IF YOU GO TO THE ME THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY? YOU GO TO THE TOP OF THE "HOT LIST"
YetAnotherCollegeKid
Aug 2, 2013 10:36 PM CDT
Ha! You think THAT'S dangerous?! I drive a CAR! ON THE HIGHWAY! Oh yeah. Now that's living on the edge. I'm a daredevil, is what I am.
TiredMemeCat
Aug 2, 2013 8:40 PM CDT
STAY SCARED, SHEEPLE! DON'T QUESTION 'YOUR' GOVERNMENTS MOTIVES OR POLICIES THAT MAKE YOU HATED ON THE WORLD STAGE.