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Hotels link system to bolster tourism in Bahrain

A new electronic system linking 174 hotels and apartments in Bahrain with border systems has been launched. Interior Ministry Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs Under-Secretary Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa announc

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Jordan shoots unidentified drone near Syria border

Jordan's air force shot down an unidentified drone near the north-eastern border with Syria on Friday, a government spokesman said, the first such event announced by authorities since Syria's crisis began

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'Free trade is crucial for growth': G20

G20 trade ministers have reaffirmed their commitment to free trade as a central driver of growth and to streamline the flow of goods through borders.   The ministers met in S

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Saudi boosts security on Iraq frontier

The group now calling itself the Islamic State rampaged across the border between Syria and Iraq a month ago and has since declared a caliphate across a swathe of the Middle East from Aleppo to the outskirts of Baghdad. But if its

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Mortar bombs land in Saudi near Iraq border

Three mortar bombs landed inside Saudi Arabia on Monday close to its northern border with Iraq, where Islamist militants have grabbed land in a lightning advance, officials said. The mortars caused no casualties but will stoke sec

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Six killed in attacks at Saudi-Yemeni border post

At least six people, including a suicide bomber and two security personnel, were killed at a Saudi-Yemeni border crossing on Friday, in attacks that highlighted the threat posed by militants to the security of both nations. Saudi

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Iran guards killed in clashes near Iraq border

Anonymous gunmen killed three Iranian security guards in an ambush near the Iraqi border, Iran's official media reported on Wednesday. The victims, two police officers and a sergeant, came under fire while patrolling a border

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Iran boosts security along Iraq's volatile border

Iran has stepped up surveillance along its long border with Iraq in precaution against a spread of violence from militants who have siezed a swathe of its neighhour, a senior official said. Sunni Islamists from the Islamic State i

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Kerry presses Maliki as Iraq loses Syria, Jordan borders

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq's prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad's forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier outside government co

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New system to cut border delays in UAE

A global customs transit system, which cuts the time trucks spend at borders from days to hours, is likely to be fully operational by the end of the year in the UAE, a statement said. This follows the signing of an agreement yeste

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