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North and South Korean leaders meet all over again at border 0

North and South Korean leaders meet all over again at border

The leaders of North and South Korea have met again at a border village to discuss a now cancelled US-North Korean summit, the Associated Press reported. US President Donald Trump announced the cancellation of a landmark summit between North Korea and the US on Thursday, citing « tremendous anger and open hostility » by the North. He…

Indigenous Guatemalan lady shot slow by US Border Patrol 0

Indigenous Guatemalan lady shot slow by US Border Patrol

Immigrant rights groups across the United States have condemned the killing of a young unarmed Guatemalan woman who was shot by a border patrol agent in Texas. The woman, identified as 20-year-old Claudia Patricia Gomez Gonzales, was shot in the head by a Customs Border Police (CBP) agent on Wednesday in Rio Bravo, Texas, close…

Migrant caravan: Attorneys and judges despatched to US-Mexico border 0

Migrant caravan: Attorneys and judges despatched to US-Mexico border

Half of the Central Americans from the so-called « immigrant caravan » have been allowed to apply for asylum in the US, according to lawyers on the scene. Laura Gault, an asylum lawyer from US-based group Human Rights First, said on Twitter late on Wednesday that about 65 of the 200 people in the caravan, most of…

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Why are Palestinians protesting near the Israeli-Gaza border?

The Great March of Return, a six-week protest near Gaza’s border with Israel, is a defiant act of non-violent resistance deeply rooted in the Palestinian struggle, says Al Jazeera’s Senior Political Analyst Marwan Bishara. Tens of thousands of Palestinians have gathered near the Israeli border for a second week to demand they be allowed back to the lands they were forced from when Western powers created…

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What took space to Ukraine’s border wall against Russia?

Kharkiv, Ukraine – A mannequin in a Ukrainian border guard uniform and a green beret low on its forehead is tied to the side rail of a 17-metre-high watchtower, facing Russia. Strong wind rocks the structure. On the ground, border guards patrol the area along a two-metre-high green fence crowned with a barbed wire.  Back…

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Residing within the shadow of Trump’s border wall prototypes

San Diego, California – Eight 18 to 30-foot (about nine metres) tall structures tower above the US-Mexico border in southern California. The structures, installed in October 2017 in San Diego, are prototypes for US President Donald Trump’s border wall plan.  On the US side, the prototypes represent Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to build a wall at…

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Myanmar defends protection force invent-up on Bangladesh border

Myanmar on Friday defended deployment of its troops near the Bangladesh border, where thousands of Rohingya refugees have taken shelter, calling it an « anti-terrorism operation ». The move has drawn criticism from Bangladesh, which summoned Myanmar’s ambassador on Thursday, while the UN refugee agency raised their concerns at the military build-up. Some 200 troops were deployed to…

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Ladies and kids detained in ‘freezing cells’ on US border: HRW

Women and children detained by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) along the US-Mexico border are regularly held in freezing cells and suffer other harsh treatment, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. The report, entitled « In the Freezer: Abusive Conditions for Women and Children in US Immigration Holding Cells, » was released on…

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Korean Demilitarized Zone: Lifestyles at the border

Joint Security Area, South Korea – A deafening silence greets visitors as they step out of the Freedom House after a briefing on the history of the Koreas and the war. A few steps away from the Military Demarcation Line that divides the two Koreas, the tension cuts through the air. Not far, on the northern…

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Turkey deploys thousands of FSA rebels at Syria border

Turkey has mobilised thousands of Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels to a border province with Syria, as part of a planned offensive against Kurdish fighters, according to Turkish media. Anadolu news agency reported that the Ankara-backed FSA rebels were taken « under extensive security » in a convoy of at least 20 buses, from the province of…