South Central Asia

Pakistan General Election Security
General elections are scheduled to be held on July 25 in Pakistan and an increase in political rallies is expected in the weeks leading up to the…

Deadly Protests Highlight Risk of Political Violence in India
Protests against the expansion of a copper smelter in Thoothukudi (approximately 375 miles south of Chennai) became violent on May 22 and May 23,…

Deadly Summer Monsoon Impacts Sri Lanka
Heavy monsoon rain in Sri Lanka has killed at least 13 people and displaced at least 40,000 others since it began in mid-May. The flooding has forced…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Security Alert: Kabul (Afghanistan), Insurgent groups and criminal organizations
The U.S. Embassy in Kabul advises U.S. citizens that insurgent groups and criminal organizations continue to target U.S. citizens and foreigners for…

Security Alert: Lahore (Pakistan), Rallies and Road Closures
In anticipation of political rallies, the Punjab Police will shut down those parts of the GT Road where it has access to Lahore City. Police will…

Demonstration Alert: Hyderabad (India), Protest on June 18
Local media report that two groups have called for demonstrations outside of the U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad in Begumpet on Monday, June 18.