Near East

Kingdom Under Fire: Rising Temperatures in Saudi Arabia
The following is a white paper released in conjunction with OSAC's 30th Annual Briefing, held Novmber 17-19, 2015. In October 2014, a lone gunman…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Manama (Bahrain), February 14 Anniversary
The U.S. Embassy is advising its employees to exercise additional vigilance from tonight throughout this weekend in anticipation of protests…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Explosion in Riyadh
The Embassy is aware of media reports stating that ISIS has claimed responsibility for an explosion that damaged cars in the Al-Azizia district of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amman (Jordan), Elevated Security Concerns
Within the last year, Jordanian authorities have notified the U.S. Embassy of several disrupted terrorist plots targeting U.S. citizens and…