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  • China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

    China has accused Indian border guards of crossing into its territory from the state of Sikkim on India's northeastern border with Tibet, the Chinese foreign and defence ministries have said, complicating an already difficult relationship...

    Geng Shuang, a spokesman with China's foreign ministry, said Indian guards “obstructed normal activities” by Chinese forces on the border and called on India to withdraw immediately, according to...

  • 'Spy pigeon' detained in India after crossing border from Pakistan

    PATHANKOT: A pigeon which crossed the Indo-Pak border into India's Pathankot area was captured and detained for being a 'suspected spy' on Thursday, according to a report published on The Times of India website...

    A stamped message and a wire-like object on the 'intruder', which landed on a mud-and-brick house in Manwal village situated four kilometers from the Indo-Pak border, raised suspicions of the security agencies in India... ...

  • Pakistan opens Chaman border crossing on 'humanitarian grounds' after 22 days

    Pakistan opened the Friendship Gate at Chaman border crossing on "humanitarian grounds" Saturday, 22 days after it was closed in the wake of an Afghan attack on Pakistani forces that left 12 people dead...

    The border crossing was opened "on humanitarian grounds in Ramazan on request from Afghan authorities", said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

  • Pakistan hands over border crossing facility at Angoor Ada to Afghan forces

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army on Saturday handed over a purpose-built border crossing facility at Angoor Ada to Afghan authorities, the military’s media wing said...

    “With aim to strengthen brotherly relations with Afghanistan besides strategic intent to improve border management, the border-crossing facility was handed over to Afghan authorities at Angoor Ada, a buffering town,” the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations...

  • Pakistan reopens Chaman border crossing

    QUETTA: Pakistan on Sunday reopened the friendship gate at the Afghan border in Chaman, resuming trade activities, Nato supplies and the transit trade between the two countries...

    Pakistan had closed the border at Chaman and Torkham on Friday in connection with parliamentary elections in Afghanistan that had suspended trade activities in the border town Chaman and Spin Boldak...

  • Khokhrapar border crossing unable to facilitate trade with India, Senate told

    ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab informed the Senate on Friday that the Khokhrapar border was never used for trade, adding that the Wagah border was being used for the purpose...

    Replying to a calling-attention notice of Senator Taj Haider, the minister said that the Khokhrapar border crossing lacked facilities needed for the business activities between the two countries like customs...

  • Hamas hands over Egypt border crossing to Palestinian Authority

    Hamas handed over control of the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt to the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday, an AFP journalist said, in a first key test of a Palestinian reconciliation accord agreed upon last month...

    Nazmi Muhanna, the Palestinian Authority's top official for border crossings, formally received control of the Rafah crossing with Egypt from his Hamas counterpart...

  • Pak-Afghan border crossing at Torkham reopened

    LANDI KOTAL: The border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan at Torkham, which was closed on Friday, was reopened on Saturday following a flag meeting attended by military and civilian officials of the two countries...

    Pakistan had closed the crossing after two grenade attacks from Afghanistan on Frontier Corps (FC) check posts near the border...

  • Border crossing with Afghanistan in Chaman reopens

    ISLAMABAD / QUETTA: Pakistan on Saturday reopened the Friendship Gate — the border crossing with Afghanistan in Chaman district of Balochistan — on humanitarian grounds...

    The gate was reopened a day ahead of the beginning of Ramazan at the request of Afghan authorities to provide relief to the people living on both sides of the border...

  • Crossing at Pak-Afghan border reopened

    WANA: The border crossing in the Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan Agency, which straddles the Pak-Afghan border, was reopened on Thursday after remaining closed for more than four months...

    The crossing was closed after Pakistani and Afghan troops exchanged fire following a dispute over construction of a gate close to the border...

  • Chaman border crossing remains shut as talks end in failure

    QUETTA: With another flag meeting between Pakistani and Afghan border officials in Chaman ending in failure to break the impasse over opening of the border crossing, the Friendship Gate remained closed to travellers from the two countries on Tuesday...

    The border crossing was closed earlier this month by the Pakistani authorities after some Afghans burnt a Pakistan flag at Vesh, on the Afghan side of the border...

  • Afghanistan closes Angoor Adda border crossing

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Afghan authorities have closed the Angoor Adda border crossing in South Waziristan hours after it was handed over to them, it emerged on Tuesday...

    The neighbouring country also claimed about 10km inside Pakistan as its territory and demanded its control, officials and sources said...

  • Chaman border crossing reopens today

    QUETTA: Pakistan has agreed to reopen its border with Afghanistan at Chaman from Thursday after Kabul strongly condemned the burning of the Pakistani flag at the Friendship Gate...

    At the fifth round of the flag meeting at the Chaman border on Wednesday, security officials from both sides discussed the matter in view of their previous night negotiations...

  • Chaman border crossing reopens after 14 days

    QUETTA: Pakistan reopened its border with Afghanistan at Chaman on Thursday, 14 days after it was closed after an Afghan mob burnt a Pakistani flag and attacked the Friendship Gate...

    Islamabad agreed to reopen the border on Wednesday after Kabul strongly condemned the burning of the Pakistani flag...

  • Afghan intelligence officer arrested in Chaman for crossing border illegally

    ISLAMABAD: An officer of the Afghan intelligence agency was arrested inside Pakistani territory near Chaman border crossing in Balochistan on Thursday, the interior ministry said...

    The ministry said the Afghan officer named Rozi Khan — reportedly a second lieutenant in the intelligence unit of the Afghan army — was arrested by Fedral Intelligence Agency (FIA) officials in Chaman over charges of crossing the border without possessing...

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