Security Alert-U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (17 October 2019)

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (17 October 2019) Location:  Beirut and Cities Throughout Lebanon Event:  Anti-government protests are going on in downtown Beirut and other cities in Lebanon.  Media are reporting thousands of people on the streets, with protestors in Beirut burning tires and blocking major arteries, including roads to the airport.  Riot police are …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, L ebanon (September 1, 2019) Event:  U.S. Embassy sources and press have reported that shelling along the southern border between Israel Defense Forces and Hezbollah has stopped.  Press also reported that both sides have communicated that the operations have ceased.   Actions to Take: Monitor local media for updates Review …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (March 20, 2019)

Location:  Awkar Square, Dbayeh, Lebanon Event: We are aware of reports that a number of organizations have called for a demonstration on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:00pm in Awkar Square, Dbayeh, to  protest  the U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to the region. Road closures are expected in the area. Public demonstrations have the potential to become …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Arab League Summit January 19-20, 2019

Location: Beirut Waterfront Area, Downtown Beirut Event: Lebanon will be hosting the 2019 Arab League Economic and Social Development Summit January 19th through January 20th. Due to visiting heads of state and other dignitaries, additional security measures will be implemented by the government of Lebanon that will impact routine traffic and access to the surrounding …

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Emergency Alert: Operations During a Lapse in Appropriations

At this time, scheduled passport and visa services in the United States and at our U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas will continue during the lapse in appropriations as the situation permits.  We will not update this website until full operations resume, with the exception of urgent safety and security information.  The National Visa Center, National …

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