• Ireland Steering Committee Meeting - May 2018
    Huge thanks to the Ireland Steering Committee for putting on a fantastic Country Council meeting held on May 16, 2018. Special thanks to Keith and the Dell team for your hospitality and to our speakers for their presentations.

Near East

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…

The Critical Battle for Hodeidah
Yemen has been in a state of war since 2014, when a small minority from the north of the country—the Houthis, allied with former president Ali…

Consular Reporting

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Amman, Jordan (August 11, 2018)
Location: Salt, Jordan Event: Police Activity in Salt

Security Alert: Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Missile intercepted over Riyadh
There are media reports that Saudi authorities intercepted a missile over Riyadh.

Weather Alert: Muscat (Oman), Extensive Damage Following Cyclone
Following Tropical Cyclone Mekunu, the Government of Oman (GoO) has reported extensive damage to infrastructure in and around Salalah and other…