South Central Asia

Kabul Kidnapping Thwarted by Evasive Driving
A failed kidnapping attempt involving two expatriate aid workers in Kabul has brought new focus on the ability of drivers to evade potential…

Tajikistan Road Travel & Emergency Preparedness
Last year, Tajikistan’s special police commander defected to ISIL. Following this incident, many thought terrorism would become a major concern in…

Terrorist Threat against Soft Targets in Pakistan
On April 19, U.S. Embassy Islamabad issued an updated Security Message warning of an increase in threat reporting regarding possible terrorist…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan); Planned Demonstration on May 26
The U.S. Embassy Bishkek informs U.S. citizens that the People Movement of Kyrgyzstan has planned a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Cyclone Roanu
There is a cyclone system developing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm, named Roanu, is projected to make landfall near Chittagong on Saturday, May 21.

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Demonstrations planned in Kabul…
Due to planned mass demonstrations throughout Kabul City, the U.S. Embassy Consular Section will not be handling visa appointments on Monday, May 16.…