State Dept. renews a pair of travel warnings

WASHINGTON -- The State Department renewed its existing travel warnings for Macedonia and Yemen, cautioning U.S. citizens to defer travel to those countries.

The State Department said the "situation in Macedonia is potentially dangerous as a result of armed attacks by ethnic Albanian extremists in the northwest of the country, most recently in the village of Aracinovo near Skopje."

For Yemen, the State Department said it "believes there is an increased terrorist threat to U.S. citizens and interests."

The U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, suspended services to the public on June 9.

On Oct. 12, 2000, several American citizens were killed and many more were injured in a terrorist attack on a U.S. Navy ship in port in Aden, Yemen.

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