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Hajj 2016: A Safety & Security Guide
The Hajj is the largest annual gathering in the world, and as such can be associated with potential criminal risks, disease and infrastructure…

July 4 Saudi Arabia Suicide Bombings
Multiple suicide bombings occurred in Saudi Arabia on July 4, as Ramadan was ending and the three-day Eid-al-Fitr holiday began on July 6. No group…

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…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Exercise Caution at Cultural…
The United States Mission in Saudi Arabia advises its staff and private U.S. citizens to exercise caution when attending large public gatherings,…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia): Violence at Yemen Border
In light of ongoing incidents of violence and military activity on the border between Saudi Arabia and Yemen, we urge U.S. citizens to defer travel…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Reported Threats
The United States Embassy has received reports of a potential, imminent threat against U.S. citizens in areas of Jeddah frequented by Westerners,…