US-Mexico border on the cusp of its biggest migrant surge in 20 years
18 March 2021 | 10:48 am
Children traveling alone, some as young as six years old, have been a part of the rising numbers noted by the Department of Homeland Security. Republicans have accused President Biden of being too soft on immigration.
The US consulate in Tijuana told employees to "shelter in place" amid deadly violence which reportedly included gang members shooting at bystanders and starting fires.
Indian and Chinese soldiers are pulling out of one of three key border areas that have been a focus of bilateral tensions. Some border regions have seen deadly clashes in recent times.
Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers exchanged artillery fire near Nagorno-Karabakh, prompting fears of escalation similar to the 2020 war. Both sides blamed each other for the initial provocations.
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of trying to advance into its territory, after deadly fighting between the countries broke out overnight.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, who met for the first time since border clashes earlier this month killed over 170 soldiers. A ceasefire was agreed last week.
Last winter, migrants were trapped in a military exclusion zone at the border between Poland and Belarus. That zone has now been replaced by a huge fence. But even for Polish citizens, things are nowhere near back to normal.
The reopening was a key campaign promise from the recently elected President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro. The Simon Bolivar international bridge had been closed for seven years.
Colombia and Venezuela have reopened their shared border after years of diplomatic deadlock and partial closures. Relations between the two countries have thawed since Colombia's first left-leaning president took office.
Lebanon and Israel have reached a historic agreement demarcating a disputed maritime border between them, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid said on Tuesday.
Migrants hoping to reach the European Union via the "Balkan route" often get stuck along the Serbian border. DW's Fanny Facsar reports from Subotica, where tensions are flaring as locals say their border town is being turned into a migrant camp.
At Russia's border with Estonia, thousands of Ukrainians have been forced to wait for days in raw weather. Even once they reach Estonia, some say they do not know why they were denied entry to the European Union.
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