• MEWG Meeting - April 2017 (2)
    Attendees at OSAC’s Media and Entertainment Working Group Spring meeting on April 21, 2017.
    

Near East

Iraq: Implications of Scheduled Kurdish Referendum
Iraqi Kurdistan is planning for a referendum on September 25 to vote for independence in exchange for financial and political compromises with…

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…

Consular Reporting

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Beirut (Lebanon), Casino Travel Restriction
Due to ongoing threats to locations such as the Casino Du Liban in Jounieh, Lebanon, the US Embassy in Beirut has barred any movement of US…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Casablanca (Morocco), Demonstration in Casablanca on…
The U.S. Mission in Morocco informs U.S. citizens in Morocco of a sit-in scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2017, starting at 6:00 p.m. at Place…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Kidnapping Threat
U.S. Embassy Baghdad is aware of reports of threats to target U.S. government officials and other civilians for kidnapping. In response, the U.S.…