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Travel Advisory: Saudi Arabia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Exercise increased caution in Saudi Arabia due to terrorism and the threat of missile and drone attacks on civilian targets. Do not travel to: Within 50 miles of the border with Yemen due to terrorism and armed conflict. Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Saudi Arabia. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist ...
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Houthi Attack on Abha Airport

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Secretary Pompeo June 24, 2019 Houthi Attack on Abha Airport Yesterday, Iran-backed Houthi rebels launched a drone attack on the Abha airport in Saudi Arabia for the second time in less than two weeks. Initial reports suggest one person was killed and ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Jeddah

Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Event: The Consulate is aware of two car bombings in Jeddah on June 7.  There were several injuries and no deaths.  The Consulate is not aware of any U.S. citizens that were involved in the incident.  Please continue to exercise caution as noted in the latest Travel Advisory: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/saudi-arabia-travel-advisory.html . Actions to ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Mission Saudi Arabia

Location: Abha International Airport, Asir Province Event: Media report a missile hit Abha International Airport.  The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh and Consulates General in Jeddah and Dhahran are monitoring the situation. Actions to Take: Monitor local news and review safety procedures in case of missile or drone engagements: https://sa.usembassy.gov/security-alert-u-s-mission-saudi-arabia-safety-procedures-case-missile-strikes/ During an Incident Immediately seek shelter or ...
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Statement by United States Ambassador in Riyadh John Abizaid on Eid al-Fitr

U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia For Immediate Release June 4, 2019 Statement by United States Ambassador in Riyadh John Abizaid on Eid al-Fitr On behalf of the United States Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, I would like to extend our warmest wishes to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman, His ...
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