Near East

Jordan Security Benchmarking Survey
In December 2016, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning noting the threat of terrorism throughout Jordan. The travel warning followed…

Church Attack Marks Expanding Risk in Egypt
On December 23, the U.S. Department of State issued a Travel Warning for Egypt, warning U.S. citizens of threats from terrorist groups throughout…

Karak Incidents Underscore Terrorism Risk in Jordan
On December 18, 10 people, including a Canadian tourist and seven Jordanian security and police officers, were killed at or near a tourist site in…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates): Security Reminders…
The U.S. Embassy in Abu Dhabi and U.S. Consulate General in Dubai remind U.S. citizens of the continuing need to implement sound personal security…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amman (Jordan), Ongoing Shootouts in Karak Area
UPDATING THE U.S. EMBASSY SECURITY MESSAGE DATED DECEMBER 18: U.S. Embassy Amman has received reports about shootouts between unnamed gunmen and…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amman (Jordan), Ongoing Multiple Shooter Attack in…
US Embassy Amman received reports about an ongoing “active shooter” security incident in Karak, Jordan, about 130 km south of Amman.