Tag: US Embassy

US Embassy Urges Americans Not to Travel to China

The U.S. Embassy in Beijing is urging American citizens to postpone travel to and within China as the country continues to enforce its strict “zero-COVID” policies that risk blocking access to essentials like food, water, and medicine. The embassy said in a Nov. 30 advisory that the quickly changing situation with COVID-19 in China and…


US Embassy Warning: Americans Should Leave Russia ‘Immediately’

The U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert on Wednesday morning that called on American citizens to leave Russia immediately while it’s still possible to leave the country. The Embassy alert made reference to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech that called for partial mobilization of Russian men who will be sent to Ukraine. “Russia…


Iraq’s Presidential Palace Breached; US Denies Embassy Was Evacuated

Several Iraqis were killed on Monday after powerful Shi’ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said he would quit politics, prompting followers to storm the presidential compound in Baghdad. A video uploaded on Monday appeared to show U.S. Embassy staff in Baghdad being evacuated via military helicopter. However, the White House denied those reports during a news…


Cartel Imposes Curfew on Border City Near California as US Embassy Issues Alert

The Jalisco New Generation Cartel threatened widespread violence over the weekend in Baja California, prompting warnings from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. A message reportedly sent out from the cartel threatened violence to urge the government to free captured members. “Be warned. As of Friday at 10 p.m. through Sunday at 3 a.m. we’re going…


Capitol Report (May 2): SCOTUS: Boston Can’t Ban Christian Flag

The Supreme Court ruled on a dispute over flying a religious flag outside Boston City Hall. We talked to the person who fought to fly the flag about what his victory meant. The U.S. embassy is now planning to move back into Ukraine’s capital, and a group of lawmakers wrapped up their trip to the…


US Embassy in Ukraine Warns Americans to ‘Consider Departing Now’

The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv called on American citizens in Ukraine to consider leaving the Eastern European country now, arguing that the security situation is unpredictable amid heightened tensions with Russia. “The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice….


Russia Sends ‘Protest’ Note to US Embassy Over Alleged Incidents Near Russia’s Border

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it handed the U.S. embassy in Moscow a protest note over incidents near Russia’s borders, coming one day after President Joe Biden spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova alleged Wednesday that the United States and NATO engaged in “military activity” such as “flights and dangerous maneuvers…


Japan Dismisses Claim From Branch of US Embassy That Police Are Suspected of ‘Racial Profiling’

Japan’s top government spokesman refuted claims by the U.S. embassy in Tokyo that Japanese police are stopping foreigners in “suspected racial profiling incidents,” saying that police don’t interrogate suspicious individuals based on nationality or race. The American Citizen Services section of the U.S. embassy posted an alert to U.S. citizens on Twitter on Dec. 6 saying that…


US Embassy Warns of ‘Unusual Russian Military Activity’ Near Ukraine Border

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine issued a warning about “unusual Russian military activity” near the nation’s border and Crimea. On Wednesday, the embassy told U.S. citizens not to travel to Crimea over “abuses by Russian occupation authorities, in the eastern parts of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts due to armed conflict” amid “concerning reports” abnormal…


‘First-Come, First-Serve’: US Embassy Says Military Can’t Ensure ‘Safe Passage’ to Kabul Airport

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Wednesday the federal government and military cannot ensure the safe passage to the Kabul airport after Taliban extremists took over the capital as video footage shows throngs of people trying to enter the facility. “The United States government cannot ensure safe passage to the Hamid Karzai International Airport,” the U.S….