Near East > Saudi Arabia

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 on Jazan
Reports of military and terrorist activity at and near Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen continue. On August 26, U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia received…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Abha Mosque Attack
This security message is being sent following the fatal bombing at a mosque in Abha today, August 6, 2015. It is not clear at this time how many…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Violence at Yemeni Border
The U.S. Embassy continues to receive reports of violence at or inside Saudi Arabia’s border with Yemen, including reports of small arms fire, bombs,…