As ITN went to press, the State Department had travel warnings on 35 destinations: Afghanistan, Algeria, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Guinea, Haiti, Honduras, Iran, Iraq,
Nearly two dozen US embassies and consulates in the Middle East and North Africa were closed for Sunday, Aug. 4, after the Department of State intercepted communications among suspected terrorists about a possible attack.
The Department of State urges US citizens to not travel to Yemen. Terrorist organizations continue to be active throughout the country. In the last year, media have reported several kidnappings of Westerners. Violent crime is also a growing problem.
The US government continues to receive information about potential terrorist threats aimed at Western and Kenyan interests, both civilian and government targets, in Kenya. The levels of risk vary across the country.