Near East

Jordan Security Benchmarking Survey Results
On December 23, 2016, the U.S. Department of State warned of threats from terrorist groups throughout Jordan and urged travelers to consider the…

Threat Assessment: Arab League Summit
The Arab League Summit will be held in Amman, Jordan from March 23-29. This report provides background information; an overview of specific…

Devastating Cyberattack Returns to Saudi Arabia
Many cybersecurity experts are expecting an increase in cyberattacks and spear phishing against both private and public entities in 2017. Many are…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Algiers (Algeria), Upcoming Legislative Elections
Algerians will go to the polls for legislative elections on May 4. While the elections are expected to be peaceful, there likely will be an…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait City (Kuwait), Possible Demonstration Starting…
The U.S. Embassy in Kuwait informs U.S. citizens that localized demonstrations are expected to take place in the Al-Andalous area in the Farwaniya…