U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information ... more 
U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida's bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania, the U.S. State Department closed its embassies in four sub-Saharan African nations as part of a heightened security alert. The State Department has shut down U.S. facilities in countries including Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait until Aug. 10. U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities, including the four in sub-Saharan Africa, will be closed through the end of the week. U.S. said 20 embassies and consulates in Middle East and Africa will be closed.A terror expert says that The Obama administration's decision may have disrupted an al-Qaeda terrorist plot but that doesn't mean the terrorists will abandon their plans for good. less 
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Mon, Aug 5, 2013 3:00 PM EDT