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  • Turkish border troops kill 11 Syrians refugees trying to cross border

    AMMAN: Turkish border guards shot dead at least 11 Syrians refugees, mostly from one family, as they tried to cross into Turkey from northwestern Syria, activists and a monitoring group said on Sunday...

    At least two women and four children were among those killed in the shootings overnight as the refugees sought to cross into Turkey from the border village of Khirbet al Jouz, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • India, Pakistan border chiefs agree to lower tensions in Kashmir

    NEW DELHI: Pakistani and Indian border security forces agreed on Friday to maintain restraint on their disputed Kashmir frontier, as they sought to defuse tensions that have been heightened in recent months by militant attacks that each side blames the other for...

    The heads of India's Border Security Force and the Pakistani Rangers met in New Delhi to find ways to de-escalate tensions along the border as part of a series of measures...

  • Pakistan decries India's admission of involvement in cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: The adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, expressed serious concern over the statement made by Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries...

    This statement, Aziz said, only confirms Islamabad’s apprehensions about India’s involvement in terrorism in Pakistan...

  • '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...

    The development comes two days after India's Intelligence Bureau (IB) issued an alert to the Punjab Police regarding suspected militant activity in the area...

  • Pakistan, India border guards abandon customary Eid greeting

    Pakistan and India border guards will not exchange customary greetings and sweets on the occasion of Eidul Fitr, said a report published on Hindustan Times...

    Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Deputy Inspector General MF Farooqui confirmed that "there will be no Eid greetings exchanged with Pakistani Rangers on Saturday", the day Pakistan celebrated the first day of Eidul Fitr...

  • India activates eight laser walls along border with Pakistan

    NEW DELHI: India has set up eight laser walls along the shared border with Pakistan and plans to activate four more over the next few days, Times of India reported, citing a senior Indian Border Security Force (BSF) official...

    India plans to cover more than 40 vulnerable unfenced stretches along the Pakistan border with laser walls, with the home ministry giving it a top priority to prevent any infiltration, Times of India said in an...

  • India lodges protest with Pakistan envoy against 'cross-border terrorism'

    NEW DELHI: A day after Balochistan Home Minister accused Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing of masterminding the suicide attack at Quetta Civil Hospital, India summoned Pakistan High Commissioner in New Delhi Abdul Basit to lodge a protest against "continuing cross-border terrorism from Pakistan"...

    India's Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Vikas Swarup said Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar summoned the Pakistan envoy and...

  • Pakistan-India series: No cricket until border unrest stops, says Akhtar

    Straight-shooting former speedster Shoaib Akhtar called upon the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to shelve the proposed series against India, which according to the 'Rawalpindi Express' did not make sense amid the prevailing border tensions...

    The 40-year-old Akhtar, who burst onto the international arena after great performances against India in 1999, said a showdown between the two teams was vital for the game but 'it was not right' to...

  • India-Pakistan border clashes: UN team visits Sialkot village to observe damages

    KARACHI: A three-member observer team of the United Nations (UN) visited the Working Boundary at Kundanpur village in Sialkot on Saturday to review damages caused by firing at the border, said a report published on Radio Pakistan...

    At least 11 civilians — eight Pakistanis and three Indians — were killed and several others wounded on Friday during an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani border troops along the Line of Control...

  • UN chief monitoring situation at India-Pakistan border

    UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is monitoring the situation at the India-Pakistan border following the recent upsurge in violence along the disputed border and has urged restraint on the part of both governments...

    Eleven civilians were reportedly killed (8 Pakistanis and 3 Indians) in the latest cross-border firing...

  • Pakistan submits proofs of India's involvement in cross border terrorism to UN chief

    Pakistan has asked the United Nations to restrain India from interfering in Pakistan and refrain from activities aimed at destabilising Pakistan, said a statement issued on Friday...

    Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi, delivered a dossier on India’s interference and terrorism in Pakistan, to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, along with a letter from Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to Prime...

  • India urges Pakistan to 'refrain' from supporting cross-border terrorism

    ISLAMABAD: India on Wednesday demanded from Pakistan to live up to its public commitment to refrain from supporting and sponsoring terrorism...

    The strongly worded demand comes after the attack on an Indian army base in the Uri sector of India-held Kashmir (IHK), and was conveyed by Vikas Swarap, spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)...

  • Pakistan, India border troops exchange fire across LoC

    Pakistan and Indian border troops exchanged firing across the Line of Control (LoC) early Sunday in the Bhimber sector, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR)...

    This the latest in a series of ceasefire violations as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India following the Uri attack, an Indian cross-border 'surgical strike' ? a claim rejected by Pakistan, and Indian allegations that Pakistan is a 'terrorist state'...

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