U.N. chief to visit Gaza border after resolution on cease-fire vetoed

U.N. Secretary General António Guterres is set to visit Egypt’s border with Gaza on Saturday, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to send forces into the packed city of Rafah near the border, despite warnings from U.S. and world leaders. The U.N. chief landed in Egypt after the U.N. Security Council failed to pass … Read more

MS-13 leader, one of FBI’s most wanted fugitives, arrested at California-Mexico border

A senior leader of the MS-13 street gang who was one of the FBI’s most wanted gang fugitives was quietly arrested earlier this month at the California-Mexico border on narco-terrorism charges, authorities said. Freddy Ivan Jandres-Parada, 48, also known as Lucky De Park View, was taken into custody on March 7 by federal authorities at … Read more

Armenia’s prime minister says quick border demarcation needed to avoid new conflict with Azerbaijan

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia’s prime minister said Tuesday that the Caucasus nation needs to quickly define the border with neighboring Azerbaijan to avoid a new round of hostilities. Last year, Azerbaijan waged a lightning military campaign to reclaim the Karabakh region, ending three decades of ethnic Armenian separatists’ rule there. In December, the two sides … Read more

Russia says it will evacuate 9,000 children from a border region targeted from the Ukrainian side

A Russian border region plans to evacuate some 9,000 children from the area as it is continuously shelled from the Ukrainian side, an official said Tuesday. Kyiv’s forces have increasingly been striking at targets behind the extensive front line that has changed little after more than two years of war. The children are to be … Read more

Russia says Ukrainian shelling killed 2 in a border city while it thwarted an incursion

Ukrainian shelling of the Russian city of Belgorod killed two people, officials said Saturday, while Russia claimed to have thwarted a new attempt by saboteurs to cross the border. Saturday’s attacks occurred as Russians entered the second day of voting in a presidential election that is all but certain to extend Vladimir Putin’s rule by … Read more

Willie Nelson receives appreciation from ACM on new song ‘The Border’

Willie Nelson receives appreciation from ACM on new song ‘The Border’ Willie Nelson was just honoured by the Academy of Country Music for his latest song, The Border, which he released on March 14, 2024. The prolific artist’s track was featured on the Academy of Country Music or ACM’s Instagram account Story for “Fresh Music … Read more

Customs and Border Protection wants to use AI to scan for fentanyl at the border

In his State of the Union address last week, President Joe Biden urged Congress to pass a bipartisan immigration bill “with the toughest set of border security reforms we’ve ever seen.” The bill would have, among other things, funded “100 more high-tech drug detection machines to significantly increase the ability to screen and stop vehicles … Read more

Images show North Korea sealing its border with China

North Korea has used the Covid-19 pandemic to seal up its northern border with China, new images from a leading human rights group show. Human Rights Watch (HRW) describes a situation which has seen “intensifying repression”, with “drastically reduced” cross-border movement and trade. In the research, North Koreans spoke of the increasingly restrictive measures. UN … Read more

The EU’s border agency has a duty to inform Libya’s coast guard about migrant boats, official says

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s border and coast guard agency has a duty to inform Libyan authorities about migrant boats in trouble in the country’s waters and will keep doing so, the head of Frontex insisted Tuesday, after a charity accused Libya’s coast guard of threatening its crew during a rescue. German charity SOS Humanity … Read more

Arizona’s Democratic governor vetoes border bill approved by Republican-led Legislature

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona bill that would have made it a crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of entry has been vetoed by Democratic Gov. Katie Hobbs. The Republican-controlled Legislature approved the measure late last month along party lines. Arizona has emerged as a … Read more