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Two Karachi-based political party workers held on Chaman border

CHAMAN: Frontier Corps (FC) Thursday claimed to have arrested two suspects on Pakistan-Afghanistan border, Samaa reported. According to FC spokesman, the suspects are identified as Mohsin Ali and Khalid Shamim, who are affiliated with a Karachi-based political party. The spokesman said that the accused were entering Pakistan from Afghanistan sans carrying travel documents. He said…

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June 18, 2015

 

India, Bangladesh to seal border pact as Modi visits

DHAKA: India's prime minister arrived in Bangladesh Saturday to seal a land pact which will finally allow tens of thousands of people living in border enclaves to choose their nationality after decades of stateless limbo. During his two-day visit to India's closest ally, Narendra Modi is also expected to sign a raft of trade and…

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June 6, 2015

 

Saudi border guard dies in Yemen shelling

RIYADH: Shelling from Yemen has killed a Saudi border guard and wounded seven others, the latest casualties along the kingdom's southern frontier, the interior ministry said on Sunday. The attack happened at 6:30 pm (1530 GMT) Saturday when shells “from across the border with Yemen” hit their patrol, the ministry said in comments carried by the…

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May 31, 2015

 

Red Cross sends Ebola team to at-risk GBissau border

BISSAU: Guinea-Bissau said on Thursday it had strengthened health screening at its borders after a rash of Ebola cases in neighbouring Guinea. The announcement came after the Red Cross said it had sent epidemiologists to prepare for a possible outbreak in the west African country's border area with Guinea. “We have no cases of Ebola….

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May 29, 2015

 

Saudi forces respond to Houthi fire along Yemen border

DUBAI: Saudi forces shelled Yemeni Houthi militiamen across the border after the fighters fired at an army post, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Monday. The fighting comes as a Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on the Iranian-allied Houthi group in the southern Yemeni city of Aden after a five-day humanitarian truce expired on Sunday. –Reuters

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May 18, 2015

 

Bombardment near Saudi border with Yemen kills Pakistani: media

RIYADH: A Pakistani was killed on Monday when the Saudi city of Najran near the border with Yemen came under renewed bombardment, official media reported. It was a rare death of a foreigner during weeks of war the United Nations says have killed more than 1,400 people in Yemen. Civil defence spokesman Ali al-Shahrani, quoted by…

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May 11, 2015

 

India moves to settle 1974 border dispute with Bangladesh

NEW DELHI: India took a step towards ratifying a 41-year-old border dispute with Bangladesh Wednesday that would see thousands of people living in “enclaves” being allowed to choose their nationality. The enclaves, where pockets of one country's territory are surrounded by the other, are essentially islands of land resulting from ownership arrangements made centuries ago…

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May 6, 2015

 

Saudi king warns of Iran threat, rebels hit border town

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman said Tuesday that Gulf leaders must stand up to Iran, as Yemeni rebels backed by Tehran attacked a Saudi border town with mortar shells. Salman's call came at a meeting of Gulf monarchs in Riyadh that was also attended by French President Francois Hollande, who said his country was “by…

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May 5, 2015

 

China protests Modi's visit to disputed border region

SHANGHAI: China has said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to a border region claimed by both countries. China disputes the entire territory of Arunachal Pradesh, calling it south Tibet. Its historic town Tawang, a key site for Tiwwwn Buddhism, was briefly occupied by Chinese forces during…

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February 21, 2015

 

Pakistanis outpassion Indians at Wagah

Watch how adrenaline-driven Pakistani's make the most of Wagah border closing 'lowering of the flags' ceremony. Also called, The Beating Retreat ceremony, it is a daily military practice that the security forces of India (Border Security Force) and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. That match was won by Pakistan, but whether it…

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February 14, 2015

 

Afghan Border Police delegation arrives on 5-day visit

RAWALPINDI: Lt Gen Shafiq Fazli, Commander Afghan Border Police (ABP) along with his Deputy Major General Sher Ali Shahryar and other eight senior officials arrived here on a five-day official visit. According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Afghan delegation will hold meetings with senior officials of Pakistan Army. Issues related to border security…

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January 25, 2015

 

US prepared to boost security efforts to help Pakistan: Kerry

ISLAMABAD: The United States is set to boost its security and intelligence cooperation with Pakistan to step up its offensive against militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. “I emphasised that the US is committed to deepening our security relationship with Pakistan in order to eliminate threats in the border area and elsewhere,” Kerry…

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January 13, 2015

 

China arrests US aid worker on N. Korean border

BEIJING: China has arrested an American Christian aid worker based near its border with North Korea, his lawyer said Saturday, as authorities deepen an apparent crackdown on religious groups in the region. Peter Hahn, a North Korean-born naturalised US citizen, was formally arrested on Friday on charges of embezzlement and counterfeiting receipts, his attorney Zhang…

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December 20, 2014

 

Abducted MPA rescued from Pak-Afghan border area

PESHAWAR: Authorities on Monday rescued a kidnapped provincial lawmaker from an area bordering Afghanistan, six months after he was kidnapped. Rana Jamil Hassan Khan, a member of the Punjab Assembly, was kidnapped by an armed group in May this year near the town of Sargodha as he travelled to Islamabad. His wife was abducted at…

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December 8, 2014

 

Border blues for Saudi woman trying to drive home

RIYADH: A Saudi Arabian woman who tried to drive into the kingdom from the United Arab Emirates said on Monday she is stuck at the frontier and unable to pass. Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world which does not allow women to drive. “I have been at the Saudi border for 24…

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December 1, 2014

 

Qureshi steps into India without visa

Watch video of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi who crosses Wahgah border after Rangers’ parade.

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November 6, 2014

 

HRCP slams Wagah border bombing

LAHORE: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave dismay over the loss of life in a suicide bombing at Wagah on Sunday and urged earnest steps to deny terrorists the ability to murder innocent people at will. In a statement issued on Monday, the commission said: “HRCP is alarmed at the high…

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November 3, 2014

 

Wagah border ceremony shows nation’s resolve: ISPR

RAWALPINDI: Flag-lowering ceremony was held at Wagah Border with the national fervor and passion, army said on Monday. In a message on micro-blogging website twitter, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asim Bajwa said that the ceremony shows the resolve of the nation. “We stand united to eliminate terrorism,” he said. “Flag lowering ceremony at #Wagah Border held…

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November 3, 2014

 

Wagah ceremony goes ahead despite bomb carnage

LAHORE: Pakistan and India went ahead Monday with a colourful military ceremony at a major border post, defying a suicide attack on the event a day earlier that killed 55 people. The bomber struck at the Wagah border crossing near the city of Lahore on Sunday, causing carnage among crowds leaving the daily “flag-lowering” event…

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November 3, 2014

 

Security forces foil 2 terror plots near Wagah border

LAHORE: Security forces foiled two more terror plots in the areas near Wagah border on Monday after defusing explosive material, recovering suicide jacket and arresting twelve suspected persons. According to reports, the BDS conducted a search operation today in Wagah border parking and recovered explosives which were later defused. A 10-kg suicide jacket was also…

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November 3, 2014

 

Explosives defused near Wagah border

LAHORE: Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) foiled a terror bid by defusing explosive material and arresting eleven suspects in the surrounding areas of Wagah border here on Monday. According to reports, the BDS conducted a search operation today in Wagah border parking and recovered explosives which were later defused. At least eleven suspected people were also…

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November 3, 2014

 
 
 
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