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Qatar Rail to discuss cross-border rail transport

Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail) is set to host a conference that will discuss the latest developments in optimising international cross-border rail transport. The inaugural UIC RAME ‘International Conference on Railway I

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Yemen's Houthis hold exercises near Saudi border

Thousands of Shi'ite Muslim Houthi fighters, who control much of Yemen, held military exercises near the border with top oil exporter and Sunni power Saudi Arabia on Thursday, a Houthi commander said, adding to fears Yemen's chaos could

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Oman boosts border security with SITA technology

Oman has deployed border management systems from air transport and government IT specialist, SITA, to facilitate visitor movement and streamline the Sultanate’s visa and residence permit processes. The agreement establishes

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Saudi Arabia to build 965km security barrier on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia is constructing a 965-km high-tech "great wall" - a security barrier consisting of a sand berm and two chainlink fences topped by razor wire - along its border with Iraq to separate itself from the Islamic State (IS), said

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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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