The publication of the mens’ names and pictures came hours after US diplomatic personnel were ordered to stay within their compounds in the kingdom. ‘The embassy continues to be concerned about the current security situation in Saudi Arabia,’ said a statement from the mission. ‘Effective immediately, travel of embassy personnel and dependents of the Riyadh diplomatic quarter is restricted to essential business only.’ The US’ warning to personnel came soon after Australia issued a similar statement through its embassy in Riyadh.