Border Control

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 06:34
Tajikistan has boosted troop numbers on its frontier with Afghanistan, the border guard service said on Wednesday, due to security threats from armed smugglers, kidnappers and Islamist insurgents.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:35
A U.S.-funded partnership between Jordan and Raytheon is entering the final phase of a nearly $100 million program to guard the Hashemite Kingdom against infiltrators from the Islamic State group and other extremist organizations operating beyond its border with Syria and Iraq.
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 06:32
Tajikistan - the poorest ex-Soviet nation with a long and porous border with Afghanistan - announced on Monday the results of a constitutional referendum that makes the heavy-handed rule of President Emomali Rakhmon virtually unlimited, paves the way for his son's presidency, and outlaws "faith-based" parties.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 06:43
Tajikistan, the poorest country in the former Soviet Union, is now barely defended from armed smugglers, kidnappers and what its rulers say is a looming threat from Islamist insurgents looking for a new front in their global holy war.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 07:05
Panama will close key crossings on its border with Colombia to prevent undocumented migrants from Cuba and Africa entering the country, President Juan Carlos Varela said on Monday.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 06:01
One of the longest cross-border drugs-smuggling tunnels between Mexico and the US has been found by authorities in San Diego, American officials say. They say the 800m (874 yards) tunnel was used to transport an "unprecedented cache" of cocaine and marijuana.
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 06:49
Tanzania and Uganda have agreed to collectively resolve challenges facing people living along the border of the two east African nations including illegal immigrants and security.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 07:09
Skirmishes continued Friday around Nagorno-Karabakh with Azerbaijan and Armenia blaming each other for cease-fire violations, while Russia sought to stabilize the situation by playing a go-between.
Friday, April 1, 2016 - 09:04


Mr. Juan Gonzalez
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
U.S. Department of State
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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 06:38
The locality of Chalasart in the southern Jalal-Abad region is one of many sections of border that were not properly demarcated following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambayev said earlier this month that there are more than 50 such unresolved areas.