US to reopen Mid-East embassies except Yemen on Sunday
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia (AFP) - The United States (US) said on Friday it would reopen all of the embassies it shut this week except the one in Yemen, after re-assessing the Al-Qaeda threat.
State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said Washington would also keep its consulate in the Pakistani city of Lahore closed, after pulling out staff on Thursday.
The US had closed some two dozen embassies and consulates since August 4 after reported intelligence intercepts from Al-Qaeda suggested an attack was imminent.
The closures affected virtually all of the Arab world and were eventually extended to include parts of sub-Saharan Africa.