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A US flag flies in front of the Annex I building inside the compound of the US embassy in Baghdad in this December 14, 2011, file photo. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)


23 US diplomatic missions set to suspend operations

23 US diplomatic missions set to suspend operations

London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The US State Department has announced that twenty-three US embassies and consulates across the Middle East, North Africa and Asia are to close Sunday, citing intelligence regarding possible attacks by Al-Qaeda-linked groups. In a press briefing...