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Sudan opens border with South Sudan

Sudan President Omar Hassan al-Bashir ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south's secession in 2011, state news agency SUNA reported on Wednesday. "President Omar

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Saudi-led forces fight Houthi border advance, killing 20

Helicopters and fighter jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition on Sunday repelled Yemeni Houthi fighters who were pressing a six-day-old offensive to seize Saudi territory, residents and Saudi state television said. Two residents

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Turkey shoots down Russian war plane near Syria border

Turkey shot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border on Tuesday, saying it had repeatedly violated its air space, one of the most serious publicly acknowledged clashes between a Nato member country and Russia for half a century.

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EU ministers to tighten border checks, gun controls

EU interior and justice ministers in Brussels on Friday pledged solidarity with France in the wake of the Paris attacks a week ago and agreed a series of new measures on surveillance, border checks and gun control.  

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Dutch govt proposes 'mini-Schengen' zone

The Dutch government has debated internally and with its allies a plan to introduce passport checks at the borders of several Western European countries in a bid to control an influx of migrants and refugees. The idea of carving out a &

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UAE minister visits border crossings to enhance food safety

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water visited the Mazyad and Khatam AL Shukla border posts to inspect the actions and procedures carried out at the Border Crossing upon entry of animal and agricultural consignments to the country.

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Egyptian military plane crashes near Libyan border

An Egyptian military aircraft crashed near the Libyan border while on a mission against Islamist militants on Thursday, killing four people and injuring another two, the military said.   A statement said the cras

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Abu Dhabi Ports in deal to set up security training

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones to set up a joint-training programme to improve border security and increase protection for ports. The agreement

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New system to speed up goods transport across UAE’s borders

A customs transit system which will dramatically speed up the transport of goods across the UAE’s borders with its neighbouring countries is on course to be introduced by the end of this year. The Fujairah Customs Authority

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Saudi sends tanks as ‘strike force’ to Yemen border

Saudi Arabia is sending a "strike force" to its border with Yemen, state-owned media reported on Monday, hours after the kingdom's forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen traded heavy artillery fire. The Saudi-owned Al Ara

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