Customs staff to be armed at Australian airports

 Customs officers at Australian airports will be armed in the new year to crack down on criminal gangs and drug traffickers, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said.

Myanmar jailing of reporters sends `wrong message`: US

The United States has condemned tough jail terms handed down on five Myanmar journalists for publishing a story about an alleged chemical weapons factory.

Myanmar hands over Bangladesh paramilitary soldier`s body

Myanmar`s border force Saturday handed over the body of a paramilitary troop who was killed in Wednesday`s firing on Bangladesh paramilitary personnel.

Women officers to be inducted for first time in BSF

In a major step aimed to empower women in `khaki`, the government for the first time has given its nod for recruitment and commissioning of women officers in a border guarding force-- the BSF.

Bangladesh renames mutiny-hit BDR as BGB

Bangladesh has renamed its mutiny-battered paramilitary border force to Border Guards of Bangladesh (BGB) from Bangladesh Rifles and changed its logo as well.