Displaced, repatriated and crossing borders: Afghan people make grueling journeys to survive

TORKHAM, Afghanistan — The barren desert plain among the mountains of eastern Afghanistan is filled with hundreds of thousands of people. Some live in tents. Others live out in the open, among the piles of the few belongings they managed to take as they were forced from neighboring Pakistan. The sprawling camp of people returning … Read more

Migrants Crossing the Darién Gap Hit Record High in 2023

An unprecedented half a million people migrated north across the Darién Gap, a dangerous stretch of jungle between Columbia and Panama, this year—more than double the number last year—in a sign of an escalating humanitarian crisis, the U.N. recently reported. Laurent Duvillier, UNICEF’s spokesperson for Latin America and the Caribbean based in Panama, tells TIME … Read more

Myanmar ethnic armed group seizes another crossing point along the Chinese border, reports say

BANGKOK — An ethnic armed group in northeastern Myanmar has seized a major crossing point for trade along the Chinese border, residents and media reports said. The border gate in Laukkaing township, the capital of the Kokang Self-Administered Zone in the northern part of Shan state, became the fifth crossing seized by the group since … Read more

Finland to close again entire border with Russia as reopening of 2 crossing points lures migrants

HELSINKI — Finland’s government has decided to seal again, effective Friday, the Nordic country’s entire eastern frontier due to a continuing influx of migrants at the two crossing points on the border with Russia that were reopened on a temporary basis early Thursday. Interior Minister Mari Rantanen told reporters that a decision by Prime Minister … Read more

US border officials are closing a remote Arizona crossing because of overwhelming migrant arrivals

PHOENIX (AP) — So many migrants are crossing from Mexico into the United States around remote Lukeville, Arizona, that U.S. officials say they will close the port of entry there so that the operations officials who watch over vehicle and pedestrian traffic going both ways can help Border Patrol agents arrest and process the new … Read more

Finland Temporarily Closes Last Border Crossing With Russia

Finland shut down its only remaining checkpoint on the border with Russia at midnight Wednesday after an influx of 900 asylum seekers crossed the border from Russia into Finland this month. It is not expected to reopen for at least another two weeks. The Prime Minister of Finland, Petteri Orpo, said that he believes some … Read more

High-fat flight is first jetliner to make fossil-fuel-free transatlantic crossing from London to NY

LONDON — The first commercial airliner to cross the Atlantic on a purely high-fat, low-emissions fuel flew Tuesday from London to New York in a step toward achieving what supporters called “jet zero.” The Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 flight was powered without using fossil fuels, relying on so-called sustainable aviation fuel made up largely of … Read more

U.S-Canada Border Crossing Closed After Vehicle Explosion

Updated: November 22, 2023 2:08 PM EST | Originally published: November 22, 2023 1:53 PM EST NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — A vehicle exploded at a checkpoint on the American side of a U.S.-Canada bridge in Niagara Falls Wednesday, prompting the closing of four border crossings in the area, authorities said. The blast happened on the … Read more

The long road to the Rafah crossing and out of Gaza

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave The exit gate from Gaza into Egypt slammed shut again Saturday, leaving hundreds, if not thousands, of foreigners still waiting to leave the embattled enclave as Hamas demanded that more injured Palestinians be allowed to depart first. A border official with the Hamas-controlled Gaza government said that … Read more

Rafah crossing opens as new strikes hit Gaza’s Jabalya refugee camp

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave JERUSALEM — A small group of injured Palestinians was permitted to leave Gaza early Wednesday and receive medical care in Egypt, as Palestinian officials and medical workers said that Israel carried out another deadly strike on the Jabalya refugee camp, the third in less than 24 hours. … Read more