Near East

Mustard Agent Likely Used in ISIL Attack
Early tests show that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) used chemical agents during an attack on Kurdish Peshmerga forces on August 11…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Cairo (Egypt), Security Situation Reminder
The U.S. Embassy continues to closely monitor the security situation in Egypt. The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to be alert, exercise good judgment,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Attack on Jazan
Reports of military and terrorist activity at and near Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen continue. On August 26, U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia received…