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.
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
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
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.
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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
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.
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
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
US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government co