Near East

Devastating Cyberattack Returns to Saudi Arabia
Many cybersecurity experts are expecting an increase in cyberattacks and spear phishing against both private and public entities in 2017. Many are…

OSAC Threat Assessment: Egypt Petroleum Show
The Egypt Petroleum Show (EGYPS) will take place from February 14-16 at the Cairo International Convention Center (CICC). The event is hosted by…

OSAC Benchmarking Report: Failed Suicide Attack in Beirut
During the late evening hours on Saturday, January 21, a perpetrator equipped with an 4kg, shrapnel-laden suicide vest entered a crowded café in…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Amman (Jordan), Demonstrations across Jordan Friday
The U.S. Embassy in Amman informs U.S. citizens that protests may take place in Amman and in other cities across Jordan on February 24, 2017, likely…

Message for U.S. Citizens: Rabat (Morocco), Demonstration Notice
The U.S. Embassy has learned of three potential demonstrations that will take place in Rabat over the President’s Day weekend:

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Baghdad (Iraq), Threat against Hotels in Baghdad, Iraq
The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has received credible threats of possible attacks on hotels in Baghdad frequented by Westerners. In response, the…