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Attacks in Burma's Rakhine State Raise Potential for Communal Violence
On October 9, armed assailants overran three border posts in northwestern Burma, resulting in the deaths of at least nine policemen and seizure of…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Protest at Shwedagon Pagoda
There is an on-going protest next to the Shwedagon Pagoda. If you visit the pagoda, avoid the protest area next to the eastern entrance to the…

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Cyclone System Developing in Bay of…
There is a cyclone system developing in the Bay of Bengal. The storm is currently expected to make landfall in Burma in the late evening hours of…

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Rangoon (Burma), Burmese Water Festival (Thingyan)
The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon alerts U.S. citizens that the Water Festival in Burma, also known as Thingyan, will take place the week of April 9, 2017.