Near East

Deadly Attack on Tourists in Tunisia
Around noon on March 18, gunmen armed with explosives and assault rifles opened fire on tourists as they entered the Bardo National Museum in…

ISIL Outside Iraq and Syria: Libya
In February, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) released a video depicting the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians captured in…

Egypt Economic Development Conference Assessment
The Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) will take place Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15 at the Maritim Jolie Ville International…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Possible Attacks on Restaurants
The U.S. Embassy has been made aware of information indicating that, as of late March, individuals were planning to attack restaurants in Riyadh…

Security Messsage for U.S. Citizens: Beirut (Lebanon), Protest Near US Embassy Friday
On Friday March 27, 2015 supporters of Ali Taan Fayyad, a Lebanese national being held in the Czech Republic, are planning to stage a protest near…