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Abu Dhabi Ports in deal to set up security training

Abu Dhabi Ports has signed an agreement with the General Authority for the Security of Ports, Borders and Free Zones to set up a joint-training programme to improve border security and increase protection for ports. The agreement

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New system to speed up goods transport across UAE’s borders

A customs transit system which will dramatically speed up the transport of goods across the UAE’s borders with its neighbouring countries is on course to be introduced by the end of this year. The Fujairah Customs Authority

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Saudi sends tanks as ‘strike force’ to Yemen border

Saudi Arabia is sending a "strike force" to its border with Yemen, state-owned media reported on Monday, hours after the kingdom's forces and Houthi rebels in Yemen traded heavy artillery fire. The Saudi-owned Al Ara

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Houthis clash with Saudi forces on Yemen border, dozens killed

Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in clashes with Saudi forces on Yemen's northern border, Riyadh said on Thursday, while air strikes and artillery fire rocked the southern city of Aden in fighting residents said was the worst in over a

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Stronger border management urged for national security

An expert has urged stronger co-ordinated border management to reinforce national security in the UAE. Ahmed Mehboob Musabih, director of Dubai Customs, stressed the need for more interagency government collaboration to ensure the

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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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