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World 21 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

U.S. harasses in name of terror screening, suit says

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Dr. Elie Khoury is a Palestinian-born physician who has been a U.S. citizen for more than 30 years, but every time he and his wife return to the United States from abroad they are separated, searched, and questioned for hours -- and no one will explain why.

World 12 May 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pentagon considers sending troops to border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun drawing up plans to send troops and equipment to the U.S. border with Mexico, where hundreds of thousands of migrants enter the country illegally each year, a defense official said on Friday.

Letters 26 Feb 2006 | 12:00 AM

Hysteria over port issue


World 25 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Pinochet's daughter questioned in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The eldest daughter of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was being questioned at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Wednesday, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said.

World 12 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

Dogs graduate from bomb-sniffing school

FRONT ROYAL, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on Thursday paid tribute to one of America's most useful weapons in the war on terrorism -- the nose of a well-trained dog.

AseanPlus News 27 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Chinese businesswoman beaten up by US guard

A Chinese businesswoman has been severely beaten by a US border inspection guard, who is now facing criminal charges, state media reported yesterday.

Business 29 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

US socks wholesalers cry foul

Socks wholesalers throughout the United States are in a fix since the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection began detaining all imported socks on Feb 2, the first time the department has impounded an entire category of apparel.

Business 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Importers feel impact of Iraq war

After the fallout from Sept 11 and labour strife last year shut down West Coast ports, textile importer Firoze Fakhri thought he had seen the worst. Then came the invasion of Iraq.