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MERS in South Korea
Since it was first identified in 2012, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) has lead to the death of more than 400 individuals and infected more…

Saudi Arabia Security Benchmarking
Over the past year, security in Saudi Arabia has been of increasing concern for OSAC constituents. This survey is designed to benchmark the security…

Saudi Arabia's Evolving Terrorism Threat
In early January 2015, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) conducted a gun and suicide bombing attack on Saudi border guards along the…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Attack at MOsque in Dammam
Saudi press reports that at least four people were killed and others wounded in an explosion today at a Shia mosque in the Al Anoud district of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) Embassy Restrictions on Travel…
Following the May 22 attack on a Shia mosque in Qatif, U.S. Embassy Riyadh and Consulates General Dhahran and Jeddah are restricting all government…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Recent Suicide Bombing in…
As reported in the media, on May 22 a suicide bomber attacked a Shi’ite-affiliated mosque in Al Qadeeh in the Qatif Governorate, reportedly killing…