South Central Asia

Pakistan Taliban Faction Targets the Police in Lahore
On February 13, an explosion in Lahore resulted in what the media is reporting at least 13 people killed and 85 others wounded. These numbers are…

ISIL Outside Iraq and Syria: India
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) intent to target India is widely publicized in its propaganda. According to open sources, in 2016,…

Colombo Airport's Partial Closure Likely to Impact Constituents
Starting on January 7, Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) will remain closed for runway repairs every day between 8:30am and 4:30pm…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Kabul (Afghanistan), Security Reminder
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul reminds U.S. citizens that serious threats to safety and security exist in the city of Kabul and throughout Afghanistan.

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Islamabad (Pakistan), General Security Reminder
Over the past few days, terrorist attacks have occurred across Pakistan. As a result, Pakistani security forces have increased security measures…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Lahore (Pakistan), Bomb Explosion Near Punjab Assembly
Media are reporting that an explosion occurred at approximately 1800 in front of the Punjab Provincial Assembly Building on Mall Road at Charing…