East Asia & Pacific

Bangkok Blasts Possibly Intended to Create Disorder
On May 22, a bomb exploded at a military hospital in Bangkok injuring more than 20 people. The incident, which occurred on the third anniversary of…

Philippines: Recent Kidnapping Advisories Raise Concern
Recent advisories of potential kidnapping operations targeting foreigners in the central Philippines have raised concerns among the U.S. private…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message from U.S. Citizens: Manila (Philippines), Possible Police Checkpoints in…
The U.S. Embassy has received information that the Philippine government has placed the Philippine National Police (PNP) on full alert throughout…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jakarta (Indonesia), Suicide Bomb Attack at East…
According to Indonesian authorities, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, a suicide bomb attack targeting police occurred near a bus…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Manila (Philippines), Mindanao Security Situation
The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that there is an ongoing conflict between terrorist groups and Philippine Security Forces in Marawi City,…