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August 10, 2013 4:00 pm

U.S. Embassies in Middle East to Reopen

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US Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo: Diplomacy.state.gov

WSJ/AP – WASHINGTON—The State Department said 18 of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Middle East and Africa that have been closed due to a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday or Monday.

Officials say the U.S. Embassy in San’a, Yemen, will remain closed.

A statement issued Friday didn’t cite a reason for resuming regular business operations at the 18 diplomatic missions.

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