Foreign Briefing: Warnings issued for Mideast, Africa and Ebola

The U.S. State Department has issued several new warnings — none surprising but all important — as trouble plagues the Middle East and Africa. Iraq: In an Aug. 10 warning, the agency warns travelers "against all but essential travel to Iraq." Saudi Arabia: The Aug. 8 warning asks travelers to "consider the risks of traveling" to Saudi Arabia. It cites a July 4 border crossing attack by Al Qaeda and more threats to Saudi and U.S. interests. Pakistan: Travelers are asked to defer all nonessential travel in the warning issued Aug. 8. Nigeria: An Aug. 8 warning tells travelers to stay away from the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe and advises travelers to...