April 7, 2018

Downtown Muenster, North Rhein-Westphalia – Van Attack

Two people are dead and 20 others injured after a van slammed into a crowd Saturday in an apparently deliberate act in the German city of Muenster. The driver also shot and killed himself. The driver was a German citizen and, as of now, has no known connection to radical Islam but investigators are still looking into the driver’s background. There was a suspicious object in the vehicle that is still under investigation. The attack happened in the old part of the …

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November 29, 2017

Travel Warning – Saudi Arabia

U.S citizens are being warned to carefully consider the risks of travel to Saudi Arabia due to continuing threats from terrorist groups and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilian targets by rebel forces in Yemen. Terrorist threats persist throughout Saudi Arabia, including in major cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dhahran, and attacks can occur without warning anywhere in the country. Terrorist groups, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its affiliates, have targeted both Saudi …

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September 7, 2017

Security Message: Havana (Cuba), Hurricane Irma

This message is to inform citizens residing and traveling in Cuba of the approach of Category 5 Hurricane Irma.  Current projections from the National Hurricane Center indicate that Hurricane Irma could begin affecting the eastern provinces of Cuba by Friday morning, September 8 and the remainder of Cuba throughout the weekend of September 9-10.  On Tuesday, September 5, the Cuban National Civil Defense issued an informative note for its 11 eastern provinces (Guantanamo, Santiago de Cuba, Granma, Holguin, Las Tunas, Camaguey, Sancti …

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September 7, 2017

Security Message: Kingston (Jamaica), Hurricane Irma

The U.S. Embassy Kingston alerts U.S. citizens to the presence of Category 5 Hurricane Irma affecting the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  Although there are currently no coastal watches or warnings in effect for Jamaica or the Cayman Islands, the National Hurricane Center forecasts that Irma will remain a powerful storm throughout the week. It is being advised that U.S. citizens monitor local and regional emergency management organizations for updates on the situation and for information on emergency preparedness, including the Jamaican Office of Disaster Preparedness …

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August 7, 2017

Somalia Travel Warning

U.S. citizens are being warned to avoid travel to Somalia because of widespread terrorist and criminal activity.  Militants associated with both the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group, al-Shabaab, and the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS) operate with relative impunity throughout large parts of the country, including Mogadishu, and attack civilian, military, and government targets. U.S. citizens should be aware that kidnapping, bombings, murder, illegal roadblocks and other violent incidents are common throughout Somalia, including Somaliland. There is no U.S. …

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