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Holiday Security Announcement from US Embassy

U.S. Embassy Baghdad is aware of reports of increased threats of attacks in Baghdad during the Eid Al-Adha holiday. In response, the U.S. Embassy has restricted movement of its employees from September 1 – 5 outside of the international zone in Baghdad. In addition, the U.S. Embassy is restricting movement of its employees on September […]

Security Message for U.S. Citizens

U.S. Embassy Baghdad is aware of reports of threats to target U.S. government officials and other civilians for kidnapping. In response, the U.S. Embassy has temporarily restricted movement of its employees outside of the international zone in Baghdad, as well as outside of U.S. Consulate Basrah. As a reminder, U.S. citizens should maintain a heightened […]

US Issues New Travel Ban

By John Lee. United States President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order banning people from six mainly Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Unlike the order signed in January, which was blocked by the courts, this new order removes Iraq from the list, but imposes additional vetting for Iraqis. Importantly, […]