• Sao Paulo CC Meeting - 4/25/2018
    OSAC São Paulo’s monthly meeting on April 25th was hosted by Facebook and featured presentations on Intellectual Property and Cyber Security.

Near East

Basrah Ordered Departure
On September 28, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S. government personnel from the U.S Consulate General in Basrah, Iraq. At this…

Violence Mounts in Syrian Civil War Turning Point
At the start of 2017, the Syrian government held less than 17 percent of territory; today, in what appears to be the last turning point in the…

Southern Iraq Erupts with Protests
Low-level protests over poor government services and unemployment gained traction on July 8 after a demonstrator was killed by security forces, and…

Consular Reporting

Weather Alert: Muscat (Oman), Possible Heavy Cyclone Rains and Wind
Tropical Cyclone Luban continues to strengthen as it moves westward toward the coastal areas of Dhofar governorate and Yemen.

Weather Alert: Muscat (Oman), Tropical Cyclone Luban
Tropical Cyclone Luban is currently strengthening in the Arabian Sea and is expected to move westward through the Gulf of Aden.

Security Alert: Basrah (Iraq), Ordered Departure
Due to concerns about the security of U.S. government personnel, on September 28, 2018, the Department of State ordered the departure of U.S.…