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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:Security Incident in Baku – December 4, 2016

The U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan is aware of media reports of the Azerbaijan State Security Service fatally shooting an individual with purported ties to terrorist organizations.  The individual is believed to have been preparing to perpetrate a suicide bombing incident.  The incident took place on Saturday, December 3, near the Bina Shopping Center in ...
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Europe Travel Alert November 21, 2016

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season. U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals, events, and outdoor markets.  This Travel Alert expires on February 20, 2017. Credible information indicates the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Da’esh), ...
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Fiscal Transparency Report On July 28, the U.S. Department of State released the 2016 Fiscal Transparency Report, which assesses Azerbaijan’s budget processes and information about the budget as well as processes for awarding government contracts and licenses for natural resource extraction.  The 2016 report concludes that Azerbaijan has made significant progress toward achieving the standards ...
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