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At least 2,300 people, mostly young men, have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir during a security lockdown and communications blackout imposed to curb unrest after New Delhi stripped the disputed region of sta...


Kashmir’s tight security and communications lockdown remained in place for a ninth day on Tuesday, as reports emerged of daily essentials running low. Restrictions on almost all movement in the Indian-administered secti...


U.S. and Taliban negotiators have resumed talks in Qatar to firm up a peace deal to end the nearly 18-year conflict in Afghanistan, reports say. U.S. officials and Taliban spokesmen were quoted as saying that the ninth...


Apple, Google, and Mozilla have taken steps to block the rollout of a controversial encryption software to Kazakh Internet users issued by the government, which critics say web users are obliged to install as part of a g...


WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish emergency official on Friday likened the deadly lightning storm over the Tatra Mountains that killed at least five people and injured more than 150 to a terror attack in terms of the number...


MADRID (AP) - The Latest on the plight of migrants arriving in Europe (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Greece says it is resuming deportations of migrants to Turkey in an effort to address an increase in arrivals over the su...


MADRID (AP) — Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean on Friday capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exp...


BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's troops seized control of a string of villages in the northern countryside of Hama province, completing their takeover of the formerly rebel-held region just south of Idlib pr...


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8/23/2019 Alerts

Event: The summer holiday season provides a good chance to remind U.S. citizens to pay attention to their personal safety and security. Here are some general safety actions to take:

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Overseas Security Advisory Council
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