Thursday, November 29, 2012

Overseas Security Advisory Council

Near East > Egypt > Cairo
The Embassy wishes to inform U.S. citizens that as of 1030 hours local time access into and from Embassy is currently blocked by protestors. Police and protestors are clashing in area at Cornich checkpoint on Lazoughly Street, including on al-Shams and Osiris Streets. Thh Regional Security Office has instructed that no departures from Embassy or arrivals will be permitted until further notice. The Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to avoid the Garden City area at this time. more...
Europe > Serbia > Belgrade
Local authorities have informed the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade that the Serbian Radical Party will hold a protest related to the release of former members of the Kosovo Liberation Army in downtown Belgrade on November 30 between noon and 2:00 p.m. The protest will begin at the Presidential Palace in Andricev Venac and end in Trg Republike. Several hundred participants are expected, and we expect a heavy police presence in the vicinity of the protest and the U.S. Embassy. The embassy has advised embassy personnel to avoid the area. more...
Europe > Kosovo > Pristina; Europe > Macedonia > Skopje
The U.S. Embassy has learned that the “Self-Determination” movement (“Lëvizja VETËVENDOSJE”) is holding a demonstration on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Morine border crossing point near Prizren on the way to Kukes, on the Kosovo-Albania border. more...
Near East > Libya
The killing was not a shock here, in the city where Libyans started their quest to shake off dictatorship and now struggle, nearly two years later, to douse the simmering violence that is a legacy of the revolt. more...
Near East > Palestinian Territories
The U.N. General Assembly is set to implicitly recognize a sovereign state of Palestine on Thursday despite threats by the United States and Israel to punish the Palestinian Authority by withholding much-needed funds for the West Bank government. more...

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