Near East > Iraq

The Reopening of the Iraqi-Jordanian Border Crossing
On August 30, Iraq and Jordan reopened their shared border crossing, known as Al-Karamah in Jordan and Turaibil in Iraq. The crossing has been closed…

Iraq: Implications of Scheduled Kurdish Referendum
Iraqi Kurdistan is planning for a referendum on September 25 to vote for independence in exchange for financial and political compromises with…

OSAC Benchmarking: Mosul Dam Contingency Planning 2017
Mosul Dam-- Iraq’s largest dam– forms the southern end of Mosul Lake and provides electricity and irrigation to surrounding areas. Concerns over…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Kirkuk Security Operations
U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens that the Government of Iraq launched security operations in the vicinity of Kirkuk City. U.S. citizens…

Security Message: Baghdad (Iraq), Int'l Flight Cessations in Iraq Kurdistan Region,…
U.S. Mission Iraq advises its citizens in Iraq of the announced termination of international flight operations to and from Erbil and Sulaymaniyah…

Security Message: Baghdad (Iraq), Holiday Security Announcement
U.S. Embassy Baghdad warns U.S. citizens in Iraq of the possibility of crowds and possible road closures throughout the country during the Ashura…