East Asia & Pacific

Mongolian Crime Rising - Or Is It?
Mongolia crime statistics for 2014 reflect an apparent increase in a number of crimes committed in areas of the country most commonly frequented by…

Burmese Identity Politics Intensify as Elections Approach
With general elections expected in late October/early November, communal tensions in Burma face diminished prospects of reconciliation. Burma’s…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Sydney (Australia), Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia
The U.S. Consulate General in Sydney advises U.S. citizens that Cyclone Marcia, a Category 5 storm, is expected to make landfall on the central…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Beijing (China), Report of Alleged Planning of…
The United States Embassy in Beijing is aware of media reports alleging that terrorists may be planning to launch an attack in Kunming, Yunnan…