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Britain, Australia Warn of Terror Attack in Saudi

Britain has dramatically raised its warning to travelers not to go to Saudi Arabia, saying terror attacks may be imminent. “We advise British nationals against all but essential travel to Saudi Arabia. We believe that terrorists may be in the final phases of planning attacks,” the Foreign Office said in a new warning issued on Friday. The previous warning had said simply that attacks against Westerners were “likely.” Australia also said it had new information that terrorists might be close to carrying out new attacks in Saudi Arabia. The Australian Foreign Affairs and Trade Department said on Saturday that the level of its warning against non-essential travel to the country was unchanged. But it said in new guidance issued on Thursday “There is new information suggesting that further terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia may be in the final stages of planning.” The warnings followed an admission from Saudi Arabia that it had arrested nearly 600 people in a crackdown on militants since suspected al Qaeda suicide bombers struck Riyadh in May. Full Story

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