South Central Asia

Earthquake Preparedness in the Subcontinent
The journal Nature Geoscience published a study on July 11 on the potentiality of a “giant earthquake [possibly] building beneath Bangladesh and…

ISIL Claims Attack against Restaurant in Dhaka’s Diplomatic Enclave
On Friday, July 1, at approximately 8:45pm, armed assailants launched an assault on the Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant in Gulshan-2 area of the…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), AUAF Attack - August 23
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul has received reports that an attack has taken place at the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) at approximately 7:30…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Islamabad (Pakistan), Pakistan Independence Day…
The American Embassy in Islamabad cautions U.S. citizens in Pakistan of the potential for violence during celebrations of Pakistan’s Independence Day…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Dhaka (Bangladesh), Demonstration and Rally on July…
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has called for a demonstration in all metropolitan cities of Bangladesh, including Dhaka, and all upazilla…