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45 killed in suicide blasts at India-Pakistan border

At least 45 people were killed on Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a restaurant on the Pakistani-Indian border, just after a daily ceremony when troops from both sides simultaneously lower the two nations' flags, official

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Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post

Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since US forces began bombing the Islamists.

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Hotels link system to bolster tourism in Bahrain

A new electronic system linking 174 hotels and apartments in Bahrain with border systems has been launched. Interior Ministry Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs Under-Secretary Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa announc

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Jordan shoots unidentified drone near Syria border

Jordan's air force shot down an unidentified drone near the north-eastern border with Syria on Friday, a government spokesman said, the first such event announced by authorities since Syria's crisis began

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'Free trade is crucial for growth': G20

G20 trade ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to free trade as a central driver of growth and to streamline the flow of goods through borders.   The ministers met in S

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Saudi boosts security on Iraq frontier

The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the outskirts of Baghdad. But if its

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Mortar bombs land in Saudi near Iraq border

Three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia on Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said. The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke sec

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Six killed in attacks at Saudi-Yemeni border post

At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi

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Iran guards killed in clashes near Iraq border

Anonymous gunmen killed three Iranian security guards in an ambush near the Iraqi border, Iran's official media reported on Wednesday. The victims, two police officers and a sergeant, came under fire while patrolling a border

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Iran boosts security along Iraq's volatile border

Iran has stepped up surveillance along its long border with Iraq in precaution against a spread of violence from militants who have siezed a swathe of its neighhour, a senior official said. Sunni Islamists from the Islamic State i

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