ARTICLES RELATING TO NATO

Portugal intercepts Russian bombers

2014-10-31 19:43

Portugal scrambled F-16 jet fighters for the second time this week to intercept Russian bombers in the international air space along its coast.

5 000 more health workers needed in Ebola fight

2014-10-29 06:13

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires at least 5 000 additional health workers, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says.

Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine

2014-10-24 11:41

The Swedish military says it has called off its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War.

Russian hackers target Nato, Ukraine

2014-10-14 11:32

Russian hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by Nato, the EU, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors.

Ukraine lobbies Nato, IMF as deaths mount

2014-10-09 13:49

Ukraine has dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that have killed eight more civilians and troops.

'Nato can put troops wherever it wants'

2014-10-06 11:54

New Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements.

Afghan villagers hang Taliban - officials

2014-09-27 21:16

Afghan villagers have hanged four Taliban fighters from a tree after hundreds of militants launched a major offensive, officials say, as security forces fought to recapture ground in Ghazni.

Cameron - 'Years' of air strikes against ISIS

2014-09-26 14:41

British PM David Cameron has urged parliament to vote to approve “years” of strikes against ISIS, saying the group is guilty of "staggering" brutality and poses a direct threat to UK.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Iraq calls for end to extremist sanctuaries

2014-09-15 20:47

Diplomats from around the world have pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary" as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.

Nato - Scotland would have to apply

2014-09-15 15:56

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that if Scotland votes for independence this week it will have to reapply to join the military alliance.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, Nato

2014-09-15 11:00

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillar of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the EU and Nato.

Putin: Russia to get new weapons

2014-09-10 17:02

Putin says Russia will not engage in an arms race but it will respond to all security challenges.

Ukraine guard: Cease-fire is holding

2014-09-06 13:45

The cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east appears to be holding, despite some violations early on, the head of the country's national guard says.

Iran forces plane carrying Americans to land

2014-09-06 10:08

A charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan.

Britain ready to commit 3 500 troops to new Nato force

2014-09-05 13:05

Britain says it could contribute 3 500 troops to a Nato rapid response force designed to meet new threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis and Islamic militant gains in Syria and Iraq.

Ukraine's leader talks about closer Nato ties

2014-09-04 17:53

Ukraine's leader has had talks with Obama and others about closer Nato ties as fighting rages in the southeast.

US, UK will 'not be cowed' by militants

2014-09-04 12:15

Faced with a mounting militant threat in the Middle East, President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron have declared that their nations will 'not be cowed' by extremists.

Ukraine, Russia peace deal grows closer

2014-09-03 16:59

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a deal to end fighting in eastern Ukraine could be reached this week, a clear attempt to show the West he was trying to deescalate the conflict.

Nato aggravating tensions – Russian official

2014-09-02 16:43

Nato is ratcheting up tensions by boosting its military presence on Europe’s eastern flank and Moscow will adapt its defence policy accordingly, a senior Russia official says.

War could spread beyond Ukraine, warns Poland PM

2014-09-01 21:29

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk has warned that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if Nato does not toughen its stance quickly.

Ukraine needs military support but not NATO troops: ambassador

2014-08-29 22:27

Ukraine requires military assistance from Nato but does not expect it to send troops to fight pro-Russian separatists, the Ukrainian ambassador to the alliance says.

Libya football stadium hosts videotaped execution

2014-08-22 16:04

An Islamist armed group carried out a videotaped execution of an Egyptian man in a football stadium in Libya, in what Amnesty says highlights the country’s descent into lawlessness.

1000s of police drafted to protect Nato summit

2014-08-19 17:39

British police say about 9 500 officers from across the country have been drafted in to protect the 4 September - 5 September Nato summit in Wales.

 

Nato reports Russian air activity in EU airspace

2014-10-29 22:47

Nato said it had tracked four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.

Russia still has troops in Ukraine - NATO

2014-10-24 19:12

Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

ISIS seizes large areas of Syrian town

2014-10-10 09:16

ISIS fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group says, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.

US 'critical of Turkey's inaction over ISIS'

2014-10-08 14:55

Washington is concerned by Turkey’s reluctance to engage Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobane, a report says.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Up to 100 Afghans killed in Taliban offensive

2014-09-26 17:04

A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials say.

Ukraine prepares to close Russia border

2014-09-25 19:05

President Petro Poroshenko has instructed his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state's affairs.

EU, Nato welcome Scotland referendum result

2014-09-19 12:56

Top EU and Nato officials have breathed a sigh of relief at the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on independence, in which a majority voted against separating from the rest of Britain.

Pakistani Taliban group claim police attack

2014-09-16 11:01

A new hard-line breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in Pakistan's restive northwest that killed one official.

Nato: Action against ISIS would prevent genocide

2014-09-15 17:35

Military intervention against Islamic State militants could be justified on the grounds of self-defence or preventing a campaign "pretty close to genocide", Nato says.

Pakistan militants kill 3 in police attacks

2014-09-15 13:41

Militants have killed three people in attacks targeting police in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials say.

UN envoy calls for Libya ceasefire

2014-09-11 21:44

The UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has called for an immediate ceasefire in the chaos-hit country.

Artillery attack challenges ceasefire Ukraine

2014-09-07 07:38

Ukrainian government forces have c0me under artillery fire near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

2014-09-06 10:10

US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.

Nato agrees to up defence spending

2014-09-05 21:56

Nato leaders have agreed to stop cutting military spending and aim to move towards a target of spending 2% of economic output on defence.

Quarter million flee militia fighting in Libya

2014-09-04 21:17

The UN is reporting that Libya militia fighting has forced 250 000 to flee their homes.

Russia warns Ukraine against joining Nato

2014-09-04 13:47
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Ukraine's renewed drive to join risks derailing progress made towards reaching a ceasefire deal to end the conflict in the east of the country, Russia’s foreign minister says.

Too awful to contemplate

2014-09-04 07:13

Is war between Russia and the West inevitable, asks Leopold Scholtz.

Obama sends 350 more troops to Baghdad

2014-09-03 08:05

US president Barack Obama has ordered about 350 more US troops to Baghdad to safeguard American diplomats in the Iraqi capital, increasing the US military presence to more than 1 000 forces.

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia

2014-09-02 06:39

Ukrainian forces have ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Turkey summons US envoy over spying claims

2014-09-01 13:51

Turkey says it has summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

Ukraine: Russia invades with 2 tank attacks

2014-08-28 16:26

Ukraine says two columns of Russian tanks with support military vehicles have fired on a border post and entered a key Ukraine town.

Rockets fly into affluent Tripoli district

2014-08-19 19:53

Libyan militias have fired rockets into an affluent district of Tripoli, moving a battle with a rival faction closer to the capital after fighters on one side came under air attack.

Kiev forces, Russian troops clash inside Ukraine

2014-08-15 22:31

Ukraine said its forces have attacked and partly destroyed a Russian armoured column that entered Ukrainian territory overnight.

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