Turkey has shut its side of the last border crossing with Syria still controlled by President Bashar al-Assad's government, stepping up security following two deadly bombings this month.
Fifty-one people were killed when twin
Jordan closed its main border crossing with Syria on Monday after two days of fighting there between Syrian troops and rebel fighters, Jordan's information minister said.
Border traders said passengers were turned back at the
Iraq shut a border crossing with Syria on Sunday after rebels battling to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seized the other side of the frontier post from his army, Iraqi military sources said.
The Iraqi army fired warni
South Sudan is willing to withdraw its army from the disputed border with Sudan, President Salva Kiir said, signalling a possible compromise at a summit with his Sudanese counterpart.
Kiir and Sudan's Omar Hassan al-Bashir agr
Syrian government forces bombed rebel positions in the frontier town of Ras al-Ain on Monday, killing at least 12 people according to opposition activists, and prompting Turkey to scramble fighter jets along the border.
Turkey said it will formally ask North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) on Monday to set up missiles on its border with Syria due to growing concern about spillover from a 20-month-old civil war in its neighbour, a German newspaper reported.
The Turkish military returned fire after a mortar bomb shot from Syria landed in countryside in southern Turkey on Saturday, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported.
It was the latest in a series of Turkish retaliatory attack
Egypt warned Syria's government on Thursday not to violate the borders of its neighbours and said it saw numerous dangers to the region if the conflict spread.
Egyptian Foreign Mohamed Kamal Amr made his comments in a statemen
Turkey signalled it would take action against Syria if there was a repeat of Friday's mortar strike that hit the southeastern part of the country damaging homes and workplaces in the Akcakale border area, the private Dogan news agency said.
Fighting broke out between Jordanian and Syrian forces in a border region between the two countries overnight, but a Jordanian source said on Saturday no one on Jordan's side appeared to have been killed.
A Syrian opposition activis