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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017

Over 400 dead from earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area

Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region …

Iraqi PM raises flag at border crossing taken from IS

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi raised on Sunday the Iraqi flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the Islamic State group, state TV …

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq.

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Poles pray for peace at border; some see anti-Muslim agenda

Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country’s 2,000-mile border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

Expansion work closes busiest U.S.-Mexico border crossing

Detoured traffic into Mexico from the busiest border crossing with the United States was unusually light Saturday as motorists heeded calls to avoid freeways during a weekend shutdown for southbound …

Closure at busy U.S.-Mexico border crossing promises headaches

The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico.

Border security is tougher than ever, Department of Homeland Security report finds

Sneaking across the U.S. border from Mexico is tougher than ever before, and U.S. agents are catching or stopping the majority of those who attempt to do so, according to …

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017

Activists: IS convoy treks ahead despite U.S. strikes threat

Dozens of Islamic State group members and their families have crossed into areas controlled by the extremists despite U.S. threats to bomb the convoy days after they left the Lebanon-Syria …

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017

Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Man attempting to cross the border in Boundary County drowns in Moyie River Monday

A man attempting to cross the border to the United States from Canada on Monday drowned in the Moyie River in Boundary County while being pursued by U.S. Border Patrol.

Sheriff: Guns used to kill West Side couple possibly dumped near Mexican border

A sheriff in Washington says two guns used to kill a couple last year may have been dumped in western Arizona or eastern California near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities …

Trump can abandon wall and still win

If this switcheroo is his strategy, it could let him achieve progress on the basic issue without abandoning his campaign pledge.

Mexico foreign minister calls Trump’s border wall a ‘hostile act’

Mexico’s top diplomat called President Donald Trump’s proposal to build a border wall “an unfriendly, hostile act” that will further aggravate increasingly tense relations between the longtime allies.

UPDATED: Wed., April 5, 2017

Homeland Security chief backtracks on splitting families

Parents and children caught crossing the Mexican border into the United States illegally generally can remain together, the Homeland Security Department said Wednesday, in a partial reversal of previous comments.

UPDATED: Wed., March 8, 2017

Border patrol apprehensions plummet as Trump turns up heat

U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions have dropped 40 percent since Donald Trump was sworn into office and issued a series of executive orders that have fueled the perceptions that migrants are …

Canada minister addresses influx of asylum-seekers from US

Canada is enforcing border laws and is willing to put more resources in place to deal with the influx of asylum-seekers from the United States, federal Public Safety Minister Ralph …

Trump’s immigration mixed message draws skepticism

President Donald Trump surprised congressional leaders when he suddenly suggested he was open to broad immigration reform. But while there is appetite on Capitol Hill for legislation, there is also …

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017

Mexico’s president ‘considering’ scrapping U.S. trip over wall order, official says

Mexico’s president is “considering” canceling next week’s visit to Washington following President Donald Trump’s order to begin construction of a wall between the two countries, a senior official said Wednesday.

Venezuelans, seeking food and medicine, swarm across Colombian border

They came looking for flour, pasta and cooking oil. They came looking for blood pressure medicine, spark plugs and condoms. They came looking for loved ones and a way out.

Iraq’s border with Jordan to open soon, after year of closure

Iraq’s border crossing with Jordan is expected to open in about two weeks, after an almost yearlong closure, allowing for a resumption of vital trade and a return of Iraqi …

Border checkpoint scans eyes, faces of departing foreigners

The federal government is using eye scans and facial recognition technology for the first time to verify the identities of foreigners leaving the United States on foot at a busy …

Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to deal with border children

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday asked Congress for $3.7 billion to confront a tide of minors from Central America …

Canadian border guard shot at Blaine crossing

BLAINE, Wash. — The Peace Arch crossing on the U.S.-Canada border was closed today after a man driving a van with Washington state plates shot a Canadian guard in the …

Proposed Borders Shift Again Backers Of A Valley City Aren’t Sure How To React To New Boundaries Set By State Board

People who support forming a city in the Spokane Valley left a Wednesday meeting on their incorporation proposal not knowing how to feel. The state Boundary Review Board had altered …