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The fourth of the oil contracts was won by another Chinese firm, United Energy Group, which will receive 4.55 percent of profits for exploiting the Sinbad bloc in Basra province, close to the Iranian border. The profit-sharing deals for the contracts differ from concessions granted in 2010, which ... Iran
They have also frequently been fired on by Iranian border guards. There are 75,000 to 80,000 kolbars in the border areas. Iranian authorities have struggled for years to regulate or shut down the trade. The unofficial or semi-official border crossings used by the kolbars have been closed for about three ... Iran

“Approximately 2.5 million Afghans are waiting on the Iranian border. We are at the point of finishing 95 percent of our border walls in Iğdır. The irregular migration rate in Iğdır decreased by 90 percent.” Soylu also said Turkey had ongoing projects as part of integrated border management scheme, including ... Iran
(Navy) Ali Ahmed Al Badeed, led the Qatari side, while Commander of the Iranian Border Guards, Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee, led his country's side. Al Badeed said this regular meeting comes as part of the agreement signed between Qatar and Iran to coordinate between the coast and borders ... Iran
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Mt. Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed terror campaign against Turkey. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as ... Iran
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Mt. Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed terror campaign. A total of 173 terrorists were neutralized in Turkey's counter-terrorism ... Iran

However, slightly to the east, on its own border with Iran, Azerbaijan is endeavoring to thwart Yerevan's plans. Last December, Armenia opened a free economic zone in its southernmost city of Meghri along the Iranian border. The zone aims to take advantage of the Iranian market and position Yerevan as a ... Iran
GUJRANWALA: Iranian border forces have killed two migrants from Gujranwala on the border with Pakistan, the families said on Tuesday. Lakht-e-Abbas and Sarfaraz, in their 20s, were trying to illegally cross into Iran when they were spotted and shot by the Iranian border guards. They died on the spot. Iran
Last December, Armenia opened a free economic zone (FEZ) in its southernmost city of Meghri, on the Iranian border. The zone aims to take advantage of the Iranian market and position Yerevan as a broker between Tehran and the Eurasian Economic Union, the Russia-led trade organization of which ... Iran
Commander of the Iranian border guards, Brigadier General Qassim Rezaie, is currently visiting Qatar and said in a statement that there is “good and growing border cooperation between Iran and Qatar.” He told IRNA news agency that there is cooperation between the Iranian border forces and the Qatari ... Iran
Commander of the Iranian border guards, Brigadier General Qassim Rezaie, is currently visiting Qatar and said in a statement that there is "good and growing border cooperation between Iran and Qatar." He told IRNA news agency that there is cooperation between the Iranian border forces and the ...
Last December, Armenia opened a free economic zone (FEZ) in its southernmost city of Meghri, on the Iranian border. The zone aims to take advantage of the Iranian market and position Yerevan as a broker between Tehran and the Eurasian Economic Union, the Russia-led trade organization of which ...
Afghan national Muhammad Ishak said that he endured a 50-kilometer walk from the Iranian border to reach Agri. He told Anadolu Agency that the traffickers had left 180 Afghans -- including himself -- behind and run away. "The traffickers said they could get me to Istanbul if I paid them $1,300. After I paid ...
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iranian border guards Sunday evening opened fire on four citizens of the Kurdistan Region in its southeast area, killing and wounding at least two of them. The Kurdish youths went to Shawal area, located on the Kurdistan Region border with Iran, to hunt according to their family which spoke with ...
Iranian border guards managed to safely retrieve him, unlike many other similar victims, and transport him to a nearby hospital by air ambulance. The prevalence of landmines in western Iran, largely home to ethnic minorities, including Kurds, Lurs and Arabs, poses a serious hazard to the lives of millions of ...
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main bases in the Mt. Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed terror campaign. The airstrikes take place amid the Turkish-led Operation Olive Branch ...
An international oil and gas exposition in Basra, planned for December, will give another chance for the two countries to mingle, just a few kilometers from the Iranian border. And then there's the religious rift: The Saudi-Iraqi estrangement in recent years helped worsen the sectarian divide between Sunnis, ...

The spokesman, attributing domestic growth in the sector to the policies of the government and its thrust on mega infrastructure projects, said that the local production could increase substantially if the smuggling of this commodity from Iranian border is checked. Moreover, he appealed to the government to ...
According to Dawn News, the shells were fired by Iranian border guards and exploded in an open space in the Parako area, a small village in Panjgur district. The report stated security officials said mortar shells were fired in the early hours of the morning, adding that no casualties were reported. However ...
Zarif, who arrived on Monday, met with senior officials and praised Pakistan for the "timely" sharing of intelligence, which he said allowed Iranian border guards to kill two would-be bombers. The restive area along the border has been the scene of several attacks by armed groups as well as drug smugglers.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A kolbar was killed by a landmine after coming under fire from Iranian border guards. In a separate incident in ... They frequently come under the fire of Iranian border guards or risk their lives in the treacherous mountain passes and cold winter temperatures. Some kolbars are ...
But from early 2015, as the Iraqi Kurds became more confident over their role in fighting the Islamic State, they appear to have allowed the KDPI to deploy hundreds of their peshmerga forces to border areas, where they became involved in clashes with both Iranian border guards and members of the IRGC.
QUETTA: Iranian border forces fired mortar shells at Pakistani border villages in the Nokondi area of Chagai district on Monday. Official sources said that mortar shells fired from the Iranian side landed and exploded in two bordering villages, Rajaay and Gawal-shap, in Nokondi. "Mortar shells were fired ...
By Ece Toksabay ON a mountainous road leading west from the Iranian border, 22-year-old Sunnatilla Rasulbek trudges through heavy rain, one of tens of thousands of Afghans hoping to find work and security in Turkey before a wall goes up to keep them out. Already 2,000 km (1,250 miles) from his home ...
It added that 53 of the 97 Kulbar who were wounded were shot by Iranian border guards while 44 “fell off heights and other incidents.” Hengaw recorded death and injury statistics for the first seven months of 2017. Shooting unarmed border couriers is a violation of Iran's laws as well as international laws. (Photo: Archive).
In April last year, 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants in Mirjaveh. From 2005 to 2010, Sistan-Baluchestan suffered a prolonged insurgency by the jihadist group Jundallah, although violence was largely curbed after the killing of its leader in mid-2010. Sunni militant groups which have carried ...
... of weapons and ammunition from militants in the area. Iranian security forces frequently clash with militants and drug traffickers in Sistan-Baluchistan. The province lies on a major smuggling route for Afghan opium and heroin. In April last year, 10 Iranian border guards were killed by militants in Mirjaveh.
Zarif said the Iranian border guard taken hostage has not been freed and that, “We hope that our Pakistani friends help us return him.” Since then, the Iranian minister said, there has been “excellent cooperation” between the two countries and Monday's incident “was an indication.” Iran shares more than ...
Last April, ten Iranian border guards were killed by Sunni militants in a cross-border attack, Tasnim news agency reported at the time. The militant Sunni group Jaish al-Adl (the Army of Justice) claimed responsibility, the report said. Nearly two weeks later, the Chairman of the Islamic Republic's Armed ...
The Taliban has captured a western Afghan district near the border with Iran after inflicting heavy casualties on government forces. Insurgents early Monday assaulted Anar Dara in the province of Farah and “partially” took control of the district headquarters, a provincial government spokesman said.
More recent media reports indicate that China has made progress towards a second base, to be located on Pakistan's Arabian Sea coast near the Iranian border. These facilities provide a number of clear-cut strategic and operational benefits, including reducing the costs of long-range Chinese naval ...
Air strikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign. The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU ...
The Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Feb. 18 that a total of 1,614 militants have been “neutralized” since the start of “Operation Olive Branch” in the northwestern Syrian district of Afrin. The authorities use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the militants in question either ...
JERUSALEM — In its most serious engagement in neighboring Syria since fighting there began in 2011, Israel shot down an infiltrating Iranian drone Saturday and struck Iranian targets deep in Syria before one of its own jets was downed. The sudden escalation offers what could be a harbinger of what lies ...
Four vessels with 16 crew members that had illegally entered the Iranian waters have been apprehended and handed over to officials. General Abdollah Nazarpour, a local border commander, says Iranian coastguards have intercepted four suspected fishing boats in the country's territorial waters off the ...
Airstrikes on PKK targets in northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Mt. Qandil region, near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU.
The NSS says that Armenian taxi drivers would take the people to a designated spot along the Armenian-Iranian border where a member of the gang would then cut the barbwire and sneak the individuals into Iran. The migrants would then be ferried into Turkey. The NSS says that in December of 2017 it ...
During a meeting with Barzani, Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, addressed attacks made by Kurdish forces against Iranian border guards. “That some anti-revolutionary groups use Kurdish territory, assassinate our soldiers and our citizens, return to land under the ...
NUSHKI: The Iranian authorities have arrested 32 Pakistanis near Taftan for illegally crossing the border on Tuesday. The Iranian border force arrested 32 Pakistanis while they were attempting to enter Iran without valid documents, the Iranian authorities said. The arrested individuals were illegal ...
Turkey has completed more than half of a 144 km (90 mile) wall on its border with Iran and will finish it next spring, the firm building the barrier said, as Ankara secures its frontiers from smuggling, illegal immigration and militant infiltration. State housing developer TOKI, better known for low-cost, high-rise ...
Turkish officials hope that the wall between Turkey and Iran will prohibit smuggling and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant infiltration through the Iranian border. The PKK is an organization in Turkey and Iraq that has been in armed conflict with the Turkish state since 2015 in an attempt to achieve an ...
A Turkish soldier patrols along a wall on the border line between Turkey and Syria. (Reuters/file). Related Articles. Turkey erects concrete wall along border · Iran and Turkey agree to increase military cooperation · Turkey plans to construct security wall on Iranian border. ANKARA: Turkey has completed ...
Reports claim that there are a number of PKK camps, hosting approximately 1,000 terrorists, along the Iranian border. In the case of any military operations against the PKK in eastern Turkey, the terrorists easily cross the border and take shelter in those camps. In order to prevent such crossings, the plan to ...
The Iranian government considers unlicensed Kolbars to be smugglers involved in an illegal economy, bringing weapons and drugs into the country and posing a threat to Iranian security. At least 167 Kolbars died in 2017. Hundreds more were arrested, fined, or wounded by Iranian border guards, ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces confronted a large Islamic State (ISIS) group inside the Al-Miqdadiyah District of Diyala, today, resulting in a series of intense clashes. Led by Hashd Al-Sha'abi;s (Popular Mobilization Units) 4th Special Forces Brigade, the Iraqi Armed Forces ...
One Iranian border guard was killed in an armed clash with drug smugglers in south eastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on December 25 morning, Iranian police website said. The clash was occurred near the Border Regiment of Saravan, where deputy commander of 129 commando Unit of Mok ...
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Video footage has emerged over pro-ISIS and terror watch social media sources showing Islamic State forces organizing themselves near the Iranian border in eastern Iraq. Some optimistic pro-Islamic State sources are hailing the emergence of this video as proof of a ...
Armenia inaugurated a Free Economic Zone (FEZ) on December 15, in the southern city of Meghri on the border with Iran. During the opening ceremony the first agreements were signed between the Meghri FEZ Closed Joint-Stock Company and the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, the ...
"There are definitely ties between the Iranian and Iraqi extremists on the two sides of the border," Seid told Reuters in the Iraqi border village of Tawila, only a few hundred meters from the Iranian border. He added: "The militants exploited this area because it's mountainous, difficult and wooded." Many of ...
Iraqi forces will soon begin a plan to secure border areas near Iran in order to develop an oil export route to its neighboring country, according to a new report by Kurdistan24. A pair of anonymous Iraqi officials told Reuters that the plan to strengthen Baghdad's presence in the Hamrin mountain range, ...


 

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