2019-06-21: There are increased political and military tensions between Iran and the United States following the downing of an American drone in the airspace above the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday (20 June) and several attacks against ships in the Gulf of Oman. According to media reports, air strikes by the US military against targets in Iran had been approved but then cancelled by US president Trump overnight Friday (20/21 June, local time).
Update 2019-03-15: Two rockets hit open territory in Gush Dan on Thursday evening (14 March, local time). Following the attack targeting the greater Tel Aviv area, the Israeli air force carried out airstrikes against Hamas and Islamic Jihad positions in the Gaza Strip early on Friday morning (15 March, local time).
A rocket alert was triggered in Tel Aviv and in Eshkol Regional Council, bomb shelters were opened in Tel Aviv and the Israeli missile defense system Iron Dome was activated.
2018-11-13: After the number of attacks by members of the terrorist organisation Taliban in the district of Jaghuri in the province of Ghazni has increased significantly in recent days, around 1,500 people have fled to the provincial capital of Ghazni. Since the security forces have continued to withdraw from the villages in the district, it is to be expected that the Taliban will carry out more attacks.
2018-10-17: On Wednesday (17 October) at around 04:00 a.m. local time, a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip which hit a house in Beersheba in the Southern District. A rocket alert was activated. There were no initial reports of casualties.
Further rocket attacks are possible. There is an ongoing risk of shelling by armed groups in the border area to the Gaza Strip. Travellers should exercise high caution and follow instructions from authorities.
2018-09-07: On Friday (07 September) shortly after midnight (local time) three rockets struck an abandoned parking lot near the Egyptian embassy in Baghdad. Nobody was injured and no damage was reported.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution and to follow instructions from security forces.
Update 2018-08-09: The terrorist organisation Hamas fired around 150 rockets and mortar rounds against Israeli territory overnight Thursday (08/09 August, local time). Multiple people were injured in Sderot and other areas at the border to the Gaza Strip. A female Thai national is among the injured people. Several houses and cars were damaged in Sderot. The beach in Zikim was closed and there are restrictions in place on the size of gatherings. Railway services between Ashkelon and Sderot were suspended and unauthorized agricultural work is prohibited.
2018-07-14: Members of the terrorist organisation Hamas fired mortar rounds against areas in southern Israel since Friday (13 July). The mortar rounds were also fired at the city of Sderot, at the Kerem Shalom settlement, and at the Regional Councils of Hof Ashkelon and Sdot Negev. Multiple mortar rounds were intercepted by Israeli air defense.
There is an ongoing risk of shelling by armed groups in the border area to the Gaza Strip. Travellers should exercise high caution and follow instructions from authorities.
2018-06-26: The Israeli airforce reportedly fired missiles against targets near Damascus airport overnight Tuesday (25/26 June, local time).
Further armed clashes and attacks are to be expected in this area of Syria for the time being. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution and to follow instructions from security forces.
AFP, The Jerusalem Post
2018-04-05: Several people were killed in clashes between members of the TPN and Indonesian government forces in the surrounding area of the Grasberg mine, in the province of Papua, since Sunday (01 April).
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.
2017-12-13: On Wednesday (13 December) a Saudi-led coalition hit a military security forces camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital Sanaa killing at least 39 people and injuring 90 others.
Armed clashes and attacks are to be expected in this area of Yemen for the time being. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution and to follow instructions from security forces.