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Basrah Ordered Departure (UPDATE: Temporary Suspension of Operations)
UPDATE: On October 18, 2018, the Department of State ordered the temporary suspension of operations at the U.S. Consulate General in Basrah. This…

Southern Iraq Erupts with Protests
Low-level protests over poor government services and unemployment gained traction on July 8 after a demonstrator was killed by security forces, and…

Upcoming Elections in the Middle East & North Africa
Presidential and parliamentary elections often result in policy changes or political shifts. These developments can often lead to civil unrest, which…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

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.…

Security Alert: Baghdad and Basrah (Iraq), Muharram Holiday and Protests in Basrah
The United States Mission in Iraq is restricting its movements during the month-long celebration of the Muslim holiday Muharram, particularly around…

Security Alert: Baghdad (Iraq), National Elections on May 12
National elections will take place on Saturday, May 12. The U.S. Mission has received information of possible terrorist attacks against polling…