• Astana CC Meeting - 4/5/2018
    U.S. Ambassador Krol welcomed over 50 constituents, hailing the U.S.-Kazakhstan partnership and re-affirming the U.S. commitment to supporting the safety and security of U.S. private sector companies and their personnel via OSAC in Astana on April 5.

East Asia & Pacific

New Legislation Prompts Protests across Vietnam
A number of recent legislative decisions have sparked uncharacteristically large demonstrations across Vietnam, including isolated incidents of…

PNG Increases Enforcement of Laws Ahead of APEC
Although law enforcement in Papua New Guinea has a history of being undertrained, underfunded, and under-resourced, authorities there have indicated…

Consular Reporting

Security Alert: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea), Southern Highlands and Hela Provinces
Recent government protests and tribal fighting have caused major destruction to government buildings and public infrastructure.

Alert: Osaka (Japan), Earthquake
A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Osaka at approximately 8:00 am JST. There have been three confirmed deaths, and reports of more than 50 other…

Health Alert: Beijing (China), Confirmation of Medical Incident
The State Department received medical confirmation that a U.S. government employee in China suffered a medical incident consistent with what other…