Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari warned that Takfiri terrorists have recently increased their activities along the Islamic Republic’s borders with the support of certain countries.
The media rights group Reporters Without Borders has warned about the suffocation of press freedom in Bahrain and Manama’s ruthless repression of political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners, condemning the recent sentences handed down to a blogger and a journalist over terrorism-related charges.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his country will “soon” shut its border and airspace to the Iraqi Kurdistan Region in response to a controversial referendum on possible secession of the semi-autonomous region from the rest of the country.
Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has censured the European Commission, the executive arm of the European Union, for imposing tougher checks and controls at the borders of the Schengen zone, saying those measures have made the situation on the Slovenia’s border with Croatia unbearable.
Iran’s diplomatic missions in Turkey announced that the ground and air borders between the two countries have been reopened after a temporary closure following a failed coup in the neighboring country.