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World 15 Nov 2018 | 6:06 AM

Mattis defends Mexico border deployment in first troop visit

BASE CAMP DONNA, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis defended the deployment of thousands of troops to the border with Mexico as he travelled there on Wednesday, saying the mission was "absolutely legal" and justified, and that it was improving military readiness.

World 18 Oct 2018 | 9:05 PM

Trump threatens to send military, shut border as migrants head for Mexico

WASHINGTON/GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade.

World 09 Jun 2018 | 5:03 AM

Exclusive - Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies. 

World 05 Apr 2018 | 1:50 AM

Migrants at U.S.-Mexico border say Trump's tough talk will not deter them

MISSION, Texas (Reuters) - On Tuesday, the same day that U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to deploy military to help patrol the U.S.-Mexico border, Edwin Valdez and four other Central American migrants were walking through dense brush at a south Texas wildlife reserve, hoping to escape notice.

World 04 Apr 2018 | 8:59 AM

National Guard part of Trump's Mexico border strategy - White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's strategy for the U.S.-Mexico border includes mobilizing the National Guard, the White House said on Tuesday, after Trump had earlier spoken publicly to reporters about "guarding our border with the military" to stop illegal immigrants.

World 12 Jun 2017 | 10:58 PM

Qatar-Saudi land border deserted after frontier shut

ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER (Reuters) - Qatar's normally bustling desert border with Saudi Arabia was deserted on Monday, with a few dozen frustrated travellers bemoaning a rift between Gulf powers that has frozen movement across Qatar's only land border.

World 10 Mar 2017 | 1:02 AM

Hungary to arm new "border hunters" after six-month crash course

BARCS, Hungary (Reuters) - Sandor Jankovics is proud to be joining Hungary's new "border hunter" force after a six-month crash course to help police and army units keep out migrants, part of a security clampdown that has raised human rights concerns.

Letters 13 Apr 2016 | 12:00 AM

Shaping a border security policy

From P. SUNDRAMOORTHY, Research Team on Crime and Policing, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

World 14 Jan 2014 | 11:20 PM

As al Qaeda revives, Iraq struggles to secure Syria border

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq is struggling to tighten control of its border with Syria, alarmed by a resurgent al Qaeda force that seeks to build an Islamic state across a frontier drawn in colonial times.

World 05 May 2014 | 8:25 PM

Turkey builds wall in token effort to secure border with Syria

REYHANLI Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey has started building a new wall along a fragment of its southeastern border with Syria as it struggles against smuggling, illegal migration and the threat from al Qaeda fighters among Syria's rebel ranks.