Near East

OSAC Threat Assessment: FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup
The FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup championships will take place from July 1-9 in the Nasr City area of Cairo, Egypt. Egypt has not publicized its…

Navigating Qatar's Regional Isolation
On June 5, six nations officially severed diplomatic ties with Qatar: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the Maldives, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, and…

Oil in Libya: Industry Outlook
Libya maintains the largest oil reserves in Africa. Amidst serious internal conflict and instability, the country has been struggling to continue…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rabat (Morocco), Demonstrations in Rabat on June 11
The U.S. Mission in Morocco informs U.S. citizens in Morocco of a demonstration scheduled for Sunday, June 11th starting at 12:00 pm in Rabat in…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Continued Risk of Terrorist…
The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia reiterates its recommendation that U.S. citizens exercise caution in places frequented by foreigners due to…