Posts Tagged ‘customs’

Mementos for the Dead: Surprising Burial Customs in Iron Age Britain

A University of York researcher has developed a new framework for interpreting collections of everyday objects found during archaeological excavations, specifically at sites linked to Iron Age Britain. Despite the absence of skeletal remains, Dr. Lindsey Büster believes that such caches in Iron Age Britain were created and buried as a way to remember and […]

EU must stop ‘playing for time’ Turkey says, as it calls on bloc to expand customs union and allow Turks visa-free travel

The EU must speed up the process of strengthening ties with Turkey, the country’s foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday ahead of a summit of the bloc’s leaders where they will consider future relations with Ankara. EU member states should “stop playing for time,” Cavusoglu told reporters after a NATO foreign ministers’ meeting in […]

Huge blaze on Afghan border didn’t damage Iran’s customs post

TEHRAN – A fuel tanker blast at the Iran-Afghanistan border that caused massive fire did not affect a key crossing on the eastern border with Afghanistan, a local Iranian official has said. The local official from Iran’s Khorasan Razavi province said that the fire in Afghanistan’s Islam Qala border crossing had not spread to Iran’s […]

‘Don’t touch the vaccines’: Duterte warns communists & customs agents to keep their hands off Covid-19 jabs during transit

President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has warned communist rebels and his government’s own customs agents not to delay transport and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines to isolated areas of the country. At a meeting with the nation’s pandemic task force on Monday, Duterte called on customs personnel not to unduly slow down the movement of […]

Clearance of goods from customs to be accelerated

TEHRAN – Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Alireza Razm-Hosseini said on Monday that his ministry is going to take necessary measures to accelerate the clearance of goods at customs to help regulate domestic markets. “We will follow up on the necessary approvals and directives to reduce the deposit of goods at customs and to […]

Lebanese politician claims former customs official’s death of may be linked to Beirut blast probe

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Two Lebanese customs officials charged over Beirut port blast

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US Customs Plans To Tap Into Nationwide License Plate Reading Network For Border Security

By Tyler Durden US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a new assessment titled “Privacy Impact Assessment for the CBP License Plate Reader Technology,” outlining the agency’s plan to combine its database on license plate images with ones from local and state governments, law enforcement agencies, parking garages, toll booth cameras, and financial institutions. The US has a massive […]

Ashgabat, Tehran mull customs issues

Azer News– The State Customs Service of Turkmenistan has hosted a meeting with the delegation of Iran Drug Control Headquarters, the Turkmen ministry said in a message. During the meeting, the sides discussed issues of informing the two countries’ citizens about changes in the legislative acts related to the customs, and, thus, preventing violations of […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement accused of hiding details of prison locations to hide reliance on contractors

     Immigration and Customs Enforcement, working at the epicenter of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, has released incomplete data on its detention facilities that muddies the costs and the agency’s reliance on private contractors, according to critics at two nonprofits. The Detention Watch Network and the Center for Constitutional Rights, following years of […]

US Customs Turns To Private Contractor To Fill Gap In Border Agents

December 15, 2017 By Aaron Kesel U.S. President Donald Trump has ordered Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents. CBP, in turn, awarded a $297 million contract to a private contracting company to help recruit and hire new agents, RT reported. The contract is with a division of […]

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Faces Lawsuit Over Biometric Data Collection

By Derrick Broze The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) faces a lawsuit over the use of handheld devices used to gather biometric data during immigration raids.  Washington D.C. – On Tuesday two organizations filed suit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for failing to release records related to the agency’s use […]

Customs And Border Protection Seeks Biometric ID For All Major U.S. Airports Within 4 Years

By Nicholas West Over the past several months I’ve been covering the rapid acceleration toward mandatory biometric identification at U.S. airports. At the core of this increased push is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection mandate 15 years in the making to integrate government databases for ID verification. As we’ve seen with airlines […]

EPIC Asks Senate to Probe Customs and Border Protection Nominee on Facial Recognition, Drones

October 26, 2017 By Activist Post As we’ve been covering with increasing frequency as of late, DHS with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has made it known that their mandate to bring in facial recognition as part of a biometric identification system for travelers is to begin full roll-out. There are still many […]

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Pleads Guilty to Roles in Marijuana Distribution Conspiracy

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Indian shooting team held for 12 hours while customs clear guns

The shooters were returning on Tuesday from competitions in the Czech Republic and Cyprus. Following tiring long-haul flights, customs officials asked the team to wait until a designated official arrived to clear their guns and ammunition. “We had the necessary documents with us yet they failed to give us clearance. We had to wait for […]

Tehran, Yerevan ink customs coop. agreement

The protocol was sealed by Head of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Customs Administration (IRICA) Masoud Karbasian and Chairman of State Revenue Committee of Armenia Mr. Vardan Harutyunyan. Upon implementation of all provisions of the newly-signed protocol, all information, requests as well as customs and trade documents between Iran and Armenia need to be provided in […]

Congress members call for release of secret pages of 9/11 report

A number of US lawmakers have once again demanded that the House Intelligence Committee release the secret pages of a congressional report about the 9/11 attacks in America. Republican Congressman Walter Jones says the House Intelligence Committee should simply declassify the 28 pages in question because they are critical to the US foreign policy. “I […]

Iran to boost global trade in gas by-products: CEO

TEHRAN, March 26 (Shana) – Managing director of the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) said that following removal of sanctions and the increase of refineries’ output, the firm is determined to raise its presence in the global market of gas by-products. “All the sulfur and LNG produced at the refineries are sold out,” Hamid-Reza Araqi […]

Is This the Beginning of the Next Recession?

The US economy is largely service based. So when the “manufacturing renaissance” and “on-shoring” that everyone had been waiting for turned into no-shows, and when instead manufacturing started slowing in early 2015, it was no big deal, according to the meme. OK, it was terrible for the folks who lost their jobs. […]

Harrowing video shows ISIS child kiss father goodbye before suicide mission

     A harrowing Islamic State propaganda video has emerged online, depicting an 11-year-old boy near Syria’s Aleppo kissing his father goodbye before setting off on a suicide bombing. The boy in the video posted by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) supporters last month is identified as Abu Imara al Omri. It is claimed he targeted […]

Brazil’s ‘snake ninja’ puts live snakes in mouth to protest deforestation (VIDEO)

In the video, Duarte places a chicken snake, a rainbow boa, a clelia snake, and a deadly coral snake into his mouth, holding them there without his hands before allowing them to fall out. The footage was filmed in Goianesia do Para, Brazil as part of Duarte’s efforts to raise awareness of deforestation in the […]

France honors Iranian scholar Shahriar Adl

The French Embassy in Iran has held a ceremony to commemorate late Iranian archaeologist and researcher Shahriar Adl. Organized by the the French Research Institute in Iran (IFRI) and the cultural section of the French Embassy in Tehran, the event was organized to honor the memory of Professor Adl and his contribution to archaeological studies in Iran. […]

The ‘hidden’ cargo that eluded Customs

Asylum-seekers arrive at Christmas Island yesterday. Jakarta sources say at least one more people-smugglers’ boat is about to put to sea, carrying up to 70 passengers. Picture: Kent Retallick Source: The Australian PEOPLE-SMUGGLERS had crammed 50 asylum-seekers into a tiny, secret compartment beneath the deck of an Indonesian fishing boat, where they remained hidden from […]

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