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India says 'no timeframe' for release of Chinese soldier

New Delhi - A Chinese soldier detained after straying into Indian territory near their high-altitude frontier will be handed back "after formalities are completed", New Delhi said Tuesday.

India detains Chinese soldier in disputed border region

Srinagar - India said Monday that it had detained a Chinese soldier who strayed across the disputed frontier where the two countries are engaged in a months-long standoff after a series of clashes.

Lebanon, Israel to start landmark maritime border talks

Naqoura - Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, were to begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the United Nations and the United States on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for oil and gas exploration.

India's Modi opens tunnel route to tense China border

New Delhi - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday opened a Himalayan tunnel that will drastically reduce the time needed to rush troops to the country's remote Chinese border as tensions grow between the Asian neighbours.

India digs deep to boost defences on crucial China frontier

- A tunnel nearing completion in the Indian Himalayas will slash by hours the time it takes troops to reach the Chinese border, part of an infrastructure blitz by New Delhi that is gathering pace since a bloody border clash.

Belarus opposition figure 'tore passport to pieces' to avoid expulsion

Minsk - Authorities in Belarus tried to forcibly expel leading opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova from the country but she tore up her passport in defiance and jumped out a car window to stay, her allies said Tuesday.

Belarus opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova detained at a border

Minsk - One of Belarus's leading opposition figures Maria Kolesnikova has been detained while trying to cross into Ukraine, border officials said Tuesday.

India, China trade blame over border tensions after ministers meet

New Delhi - India and China traded blame for rising tensions over their disputed Himalayan border on Saturday following their highest level meeting since a deadly clash in June.

Indian special forces member killed in China border showdown

New Delhi - A Tibetan-origin soldier with India's special forces was killed in the latest border showdown with Chinese troops on their contested Himalayan border, a Tibetan representative said Tuesday.

India, China in new border standoff

New Delhi - Tensions between India and China on Monday mounted again, after they accused each other of trying to seize territory across their disputed Himalayan border.

US announces borders with Mexico, Canada to stay shut to August 20

Washington - US Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf announced Thursday that borders with Mexico and Canada would remained shut to most travel to stem to spread of the coronavirus for another month to August 20.

US, Canada, Mexico to keep borders shut until July 21

Ottawa - The United States has agreed to keep its borders with Mexico and Canada closed until July 21, officials said Tuesday, extending travel restrictions for a third time because of the coronavirus pandemic.

US borders with Canada, Mexico closed another month

Washington - The US government on Tuesday extended for another month restrictions on non-essential travel across the borders with Canada and Mexico to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Canada objects to US plan to post troops at border

Ottawa - Canada opposes a plan by the United States to send troops to its northern frontier to catch border jumpers who may be carrying COVID-19, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday.

Belgian borders shut to non-essential travel

Apo - Belgium became the latest European country to close its borders to contain the coronavirus Friday, shutting them to all but freight and travellers deemed to be on essential business.

US to close Canada border to 'non-essential' traffic: Trump

Washington - President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced the closure of the US-Canada border to non-essential travelers as the coronavirus epidemic intensified in both countries -- but he said that trade would not be impacted.

Canada, US expected to close border to all but essential travelers: reports

Ottawa - Canada and the United States on Wednesday are expected to announce the closure of their common border to non-essential travelers, several Canadian media reported.

Review: Liz Anne Hill shines on country single and video for 'Border' Special

Rising country singer-songwriter Liz Anne Hill chatted with Digital Journal about her inspiration behind her single "Border."

Trump welcomes court decision on US-Mexico border wall

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday welcomed a court decision that allows $3.6 billion in military funds to be used to build his signature wall on the US-Mexico border."Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!

EU establishes standalone border force

Apo - The EU on Friday formally established its first standalone border force, boosting the Frontex service with a new permanent corps that will number 10,000 officers by 2027.

On the Irish border, Britain's new Brexit plan fails to lift mood

In Middletown, Northern Ireland, opinions on Brexit vary, but most people can agree on one thing: London's latest Brexit plans do nothing to quell fears of a return to a hard border.

Venezuela begins war games on Colombia border

La Fr - Venezuela's armed forces chiefs said Tuesday they had begun mobilizing 150,000 troops for military exercises on the Colombian border amid renewed tensions between Bogota and Caracas.

US Border Patrol boat fired on from Mexico

Washington - A US Border Patrol boat came under heavy gunfire from the Mexican side of the Rio Grande early Friday, but no injuries were reported, the Customs and Border Protection agency said.

Relief at US-Mexico border after tariff climbdown

San Diego - Businesses and workers at the US-Mexico border in California expressed relief Saturday over the scrapping of planned tariffs which had threatened to deal a devastating blow to a region built on cross-frontier trade.

US high court takes up case of Mexican shot by border patrol

Washington - The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to review for the second time a lawsuit over the case of a Mexican teen shot dead inside Mexico by a Border Patrol Agent firing from the US side of the frontier.

Mexico 'concerned' by delays at US border crossing points

Mexico - Mexico expressed fresh concern to the United States Friday about delays in the movement of goods and people across their border, after becoming Washington's biggest trade partner for the first time earlier this year.

Mexico ready to apologize to US over border incident: AMLO

Mexico - Mexico's president said Thursday he was willing to offer an apology to the United States, if necessary, to cool an escalating war of words over a border confrontation between US and Mexican troops.

On US-Mexico border, militia vow to patrol until 'wall is up'

Sunland Park - In the southeasternmost pocket of the US state of New Mexico, with El Paso, Texas, to the east and Mexico a stone's throw south, there is a small camp: a few tents and a weathered trailer.

Venezuela troops fire tear gas on demo at Colombia border

Ure - Venezuelan forces on Saturday fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up a crowd demanding to cross a closed border bridge to Colombia, AFP journalists reported."We want to work!

California governor to withdraw National Guard from border

Los Angeles - In a rebuke to President Donald Trump, the governor of California on Monday was set to sign an order to pull most of the National Guard troops deployed on the Mexico border.
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A view of the Lebanon/Israel border.
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The Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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CROSSING: An Egyption aid convoy waits to enter the Gaza Strip at the Rafah crossing in 2009.
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