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The Middle East’s New Overwater Aviation Security Issues
On May 16, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an Advisory Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for overwater airspace above the Persian Gulf…

Ordered Departure in Iraq
On May 15, the U.S. Department of State ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Mission Iraq, including the U.S.…

Travel Advisories Add Kidnapping Indicator
In 2018, the U.S. Department of State introduced the Travel Advisory system. Fifteen months after the system went into effect, the Department has…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Baghdad (Iraq), Ordered Departure for all Non-Emergency Personnel
The U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. Government employees from Iraq, both at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and the…

Security Alert: Baghdad (Iraq), Heightened Tensions in Iraq
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad advises all U.S. citizens of heightened tensions in Iraq and the requirement to remain vigilant.

Security Alert: Basrah (Iraq), Ordered Departure
Due to concerns about the security of U.S. government personnel, on September 28, 2018, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S.…