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Ballistic Missile Threat in Saudi Arabia
Dating to at least 2015, Saudi Arabia received multiple cross-border ballistic missile attacks attributed to Houthi rebels in Yemen. The impacted…

Hajj 2017: A Safety & Security Guide
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Completing the Hajj is a mandatory religious duty for Muslims, to be…

Saudi Arabia Compound Security Benchmarking Survey Results
OSAC constituents are reporting the withdrawal of Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) units from posts outside of their compounds and residences,…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Saudi Arabia, Military action taken by US, France, UK in Syria
There may be reaction in the region in response to military action taken by the United States, France, and the United Kingdom in Syria.

Security Alert: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Missiles Over Riyadh
Saudi authorities announced that their air defense forces intercepted an unknown number of missiles over Riyadh. Monitor local news and review…

Security Alert: Saudi Arabia, Safety Procedures in Case of Missile Strikes
The Department of State’s Travel Advisory for Saudi Arabia advises American citizens to exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to the threat…