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Countering ISIL Efforts in Western Saudi Arabia
Recent counter-terrorism efforts in western Saudi Arabia highlight the persistent threat by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to…

Kingdom Under Fire: Rising Temperatures in Saudi Arabia
The following is a white paper released in conjunction with OSAC's 30th Annual Briefing, held Novmber 17-19, 2015. In October 2014, a lone gunman…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Al Janadriah Festival
Recent media reports have alleged that terrorist attacks were aimed at the Al-Janadriah festival in Riyadh. The Saudi government has reportedly…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Explosion in Riyadh
The Embassy is aware of media reports stating that ISIS has claimed responsibility for an explosion that damaged cars in the Al-Azizia district of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Potential Executions May…
Recent media reports state that Saudi authorities may execute a number of prisoners convicted on security-related charges. We do not know when or…