Near East

Hajj 2017: A Safety & Security Guide
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Completing the Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims, to be…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Casablanca (Morocco), Demonstration in Casablanca on…
The U.S. Mission in Morocco informs U.S. citizens in Morocco of a sit-in scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Place…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Kidnapping Threat
U.S. Embassy Baghdad is aware of reports of threats to target U.S. government officials and other civilians for kidnapping. In response, the U.S.…