Eli Avivi, who founded the micronation of Achzivland on Israel’s northern border, dies aged 88

Eli Avivi, who founded the micronation of Achzivland on Israel’s northern border, dies aged 88

Posted May 17, 2018 11:15:08 Photo: President Eli Avivi founded Achzivland in 1970 and is one of two “citizens”. (Facebook: Achziv Land) Related Story: Empire of Atlantium: A glimpse into Australia’s smallest micronation Related Story: Sick of your country? Start your own micro-nation The future of one of the Middle …

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests sees 60 killed

Gazans bury dead after bloodiest day of Israel border protests sees 60 killed

Updated May 15, 2018 21:46:22 Photo: An eight-month-old Palestinian infant died after inhaling tear gas. (Reuters: Mohammed Salem) Palestinians have rallied in Gaza for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops, while on the Gaza-Israel border Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final …

Israel kicks off US embassy celebrations, boosts border force ahead of mass Palestinian protests

Israel kicks off US embassy celebrations, boosts border force ahead of mass Palestinian protests

Posted May 14, 2018 10:04:53 Israel has kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the West Bank in anticipation of mass Palestinian protests of the move. Key points: President Donald …

Helicopter pilot lucky to be alive after serious crash near NT-Qld border

Helicopter pilot lucky to be alive after serious crash near NT-Qld border

Updated May 08, 2018 15:46:39 A helicopter pilot has escaped with his life following a serious crash in remote central Australia. The 30-year-old man sustained serious injuries, including a broken hip, after the helicopter he was operating crashed near the Alpurrurulam community on the NT/Queensland border yesterday afternoon. He was …

North and South Korea dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

North and South Korea dismantle propaganda loudspeakers at tense border

Updated May 02, 2018 07:09:33 Photo: South Korean soldiers removed the loudspeakers from multiple sites along the border. (Pool Photo via AP: Kim Hong-ji) North and South Korea have dismantled huge loudspeakers used to blast Cold War-style propaganda across their tense border, as South Korea’s President asked the United Nations …

Donald Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong-un at Peace House on North-South Korea border – Donald Trump’s America

Donald Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong-un at Peace House on North-South Korea border – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 30, 2018 23:19:33 Photo: The Peace House is on the south side of the border town of Panmunjom. (AP: Lee Jin-man, File) US President Donald Trump has suggested his planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could take place at the Peace House on the border between …

Asylum seekers climb US border wall as migrant caravan gathers on Mexican side – Donald Trump’s America

Asylum seekers climb US border wall as migrant caravan gathers on Mexican side – Donald Trump’s America

Posted April 30, 2018 09:18:26 Hundreds of people from a Central American migrant caravan have rallied at the US-Mexico border, with some climbing the border wall ahead of making formal asylum claims that could land them in detention centres. Key points: The 400 or so migrants have to choose whether …

Migrant ‘caravan’ starts to arrive at US border, Trump orders officials to repel them

Migrant ‘caravan’ starts to arrive at US border, Trump orders officials to repel them

Posted April 25, 2018 19:20:44 Photo: The migrants have travelled over 3,000 kilometres from the Guatemalan border. (Reuters: Edgard Garrido) Dozens of Central American migrants traveling in a “caravan” through Mexico have arrived at the border city of Tijuana despite warnings it would be futile to try to cross to …

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

PNG grandmother held in detention by Australian Border Force after suffering acute appendicitis

Updated April 17, 2018 11:14:14 A grandmother from Papua New Guinea is being held in a Brisbane detention centre after being airlifted to Far North Queensland for medical treatment. Rapia Komonde was taken by her husband from their remote village in PNG to a medical centre on Saibai Island in …