Near East

Countering ISIL Efforts in Western Saudi Arabia
Recent counter-terrorism efforts in western Saudi Arabia highlight the persistent threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to…

Iran 2016 Benchmarking Survey Results
In April 2016, OSAC conducted a benchmarking survey to help identify whether the U.S. private sector is greatly changing its stance on operating in…

Tunisia Terror Threat Persists Despite Counterterror Improvement
On April 1, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning for Tunisia for the first time since 2013, warning U.S. citizens to avoid travel to…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Message for U.S. Citizens: Jerusalem, Non-Security Related Closing March 18
We would like to advise U.S. citizens that Consulate General Jerusalem will be closed on Friday, March 18 because of the Jerusalem Marathon and on…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kuwait City (Kuwait), Stabbing Incident March 10
The Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a U.S. citizen was stabbed on Thursday morning, March 10, in Fintas. His injuries are not life-threatening. …

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tel Aviv (Israel); Maintain Heightened Personal…
During the last few months, and in particular over the past several days, there have been a number of attacks in Israel, Jerusalem, and the West Bank…