East Asia & Pacific

Thailand Blast Presents Multiple Possibilities
A recent attack at shopping mall on an island popular with tourists in Thailand – and the inability to easily identify the responsible actors and…

Thai Junta Replaces Martial Law… with What?
On Wednesday, April 1, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha announced that martial law was being lifted in Thailand. In its place, the ruling National…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Water Festival
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon alerts U.S. citizens residing in or traveling to Burma that the Water Festival in Burma, also known as Thingyan, will…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Possible Hazardous…
The U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby alerts U.S. citizens that an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 occurred in the New Ireland region,…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kolonia (Micronesia), Tsunami Threat
The U.S. Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in…