Kidnap and Ransom Insurance – Middle East and North Africa

Algeria

September 2011 – reported threat by terrorists against airlines used by energy companies to transport staff.

23 October 2011 – two Spanish and one Italian national kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf

Iran

Iraq

There is a high threat of terrorism in Iraq. This includes violence and kidnapping targeting foreign nationals, including individuals of non-Western appearance.

Isreal and Occupied Palestine Territotries

Kuwait

There is a general threat from terrorism in Kuwait this includes references to attacks on Western including European interests, including residential compounds, military, oil, transport and aviation interests.

19th October 2011 – British organisations and businesses in Kuwait to review their security procedures.

7 September 2011 – following maritime restrictions issued by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior on, British nationals advised to exercise caution before sailing in Kuwaiti waters.

Lebanon

Libya

Mauritania

There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in placed frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. There is a high threat of kidnapping in Mauritania and surrounding countries by Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQ-M).

23 October 2011 – two Spanish and one Italian national were kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf near the borders of Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.

Morroco

There is a general threat from terrorism in Morocco. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.You should be aware that there is a threat of kidnapping in the immediate and wider regions and particular care should be taken in remote regions and border areas.

23 October 2011, two Spanish and one Italian were kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf near the borders of Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.

Oman

Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. There is an underlying threat from terrorism in Oman. Attacks, although unlikely, could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers

Qatar

Suadi Arabia

There is a continuing high threat of terrorism in Saudi Arabia.

28 September 2011 – US Government warns that terrorists may be planning to abduct Westerners in Riyadh. Aviation interests and oil infrastructure remain possible terrorist targets.

Syria

Tunisia

United Arab Emeriates

Western Sahara

There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers. There is a threat of kidnapping in the immediate and wider regions and particular care should be taken in remote regions and border areas.

23 October 2011, two Spanish and one Italian were kidnapped from a refugee camp near the town of Tindouf near the borders of Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania.

Yemen

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