ARTICLES RELATING TO NATO

Taliban claim Kabul airport 'insider' killings

2015-01-30 10:41

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for an apparent 'insider attack' at Kabul airport in which three American contractors and an Afghan were killed.

Fresh clashes in east Ukraine kill 9 soldiers

2015-01-27 15:38

Continued fighting in east Ukraine has killed at least nine soldiers and wounded 29, the military says, as rebels fought to secure more territory in the war zone.

Time running out for Libya peace talks - UN

2015-01-09 20:55

The UN has called for Libya's warring factions to resume peace talks "before it is too late" after its envoy to the violence-plagued state met with rival camps.

Libya appeals for weapons to battle militia

2015-01-06 10:29

Libya’s internationally recognised government has appealed for weapons to combat militias which have seized parts of the oil-rich nation, at an emergency meeting of the Arab League.

Afghan wedding bombing 'result of firefight'

2015-01-05 21:22

An Afghan investigator says the army was fighting the Taliban in a volatile region of southern Helmand province when artillery shells fired by the military hit a nearby wedding party, killing at least 28 people on New Year's Eve.

Afghan troops 'to blame for deadly wedding bombing'

2015-01-02 12:00

Afghan soldiers are responsible for firing mortars at a wedding party that killed 17 women and children, officials, in a mistaken strike that overshadowed the transfer of nationwide security from Nato forces.

Ukraine abandons non-aligned status

2014-12-23 14:24

Ukraine's parliament has voted to abandon the country's non-aligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in Nato.

US Congress passes fresh sanctions on Russia

2014-12-14 11:15

The US Congress has unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Obama.

Afghan leaders to outline reforms in London

2014-12-04 14:42

Afghanistan's new leaders will seek to build bridges with the West at a conference in London as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years.

US to discuss new Russia sanctions with Europe

2014-12-02 17:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine do not halt violence.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills 9

2014-12-01 14:17

A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan has killed at least nine people, officials say, underlining nationwide insecurity as Nato troops end their 13-year war this month.

Nato: Syria no-fly zone not being considered

2014-11-26 21:28

Nato is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its borders.

Russian troops in Ukraine may cause of all-out war: Nato

2014-11-13 10:37
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Nato has accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling into question the Minsk peace deal.

Roadside bomb kills 3 afghan police

2014-11-10 15:39

A roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying Afghan police academy staff, killing three officers and injuring three more in the east of the country, an official says.

Kidnapped Ukrainian doctors freed in Libya

2014-11-08 22:31

Two Ukrainian doctors kidnapped in Libya have been freed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says.

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.

 

UK scrambles fighters over Russian bombers

2015-01-29 14:57

British Typhoon fighter jets have been scrambled to intercept two Russian Bear long-range bombers which had flown close to UK airspace.

Fighter plane crashes into other aircraft in Spain, 10 dead

2015-01-26 20:30

Ten people were killed and another 13 people were injured after a Greek fighter plane crashed during Nato training in Spain, a spokesperson for the defence ministry has said.

100 days in power for Afghan president, but no govt

2015-01-06 11:37

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is marking his first 100 days in power, still struggling to form a government as a new political stalemate threatens to fuel the Taliban insurgency.

Suicide blast hits EU vehicle in Kabul

2015-01-05 22:28

A Taliban suicide bomb has hit an EU police vehicle in Kabul days after the Nato combat mission ended in Afghanistan, killing at least one passer-by.

France wants action on Libya

2015-01-03 11:17

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says world powers must tackle instability in Libya but he stopped short of openly backing the military intervention.

US, Nato mark end of mission to Afghanistan

2014-12-28 21:51

The US and Nato have formally ended their war in Afghanistan with a ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul, as the insurgency remains as ferocious as at any time since the 2001 invasion.

UN: Afghan civilian casualties hit record high

2014-12-20 20:02

Civilian casualties in Afghanistan have hit a record high this year, a UN report said, highlighting worsening violence as US-led troops leave the country.

Nato intercepts more Russian bombers

2014-12-09 18:19

Nato aircraft have intercepted a significant force of six Russian nuclear-capable bombers over the Baltic Sea.

Anti-ISIS fight will take years - Kerry

2014-12-03 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned it will take years for a US-led coalition to defeat ISIS, as Washington said arch-foe Iran had launched its first air strikes against the jihadists.

Nato spearhead force ready early 2015

2014-12-01 18:17

The first troops of a high-speed Nato reaction force designed to meet the sort of crisis highlighted by Russia's Ukraine intervention should be ready early next year.

Large blast, ongoing gunfire in central Kabul

2014-11-27 18:02

A large blast has rocked Kabul, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital's central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds.

Kiev says Russia has 7 500 troops in Ukraine

2014-11-22 10:42

Russia has 7 500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months, Ukraine's defence minister says.

2 held in bombings near Libya-UN meeting

2014-11-10 18:42

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with twin car bombings in an eastern Libyan city where a UN envoy was meeting with the prime minister, a senior Libyan security official says.

Ukraine ceasefire looks in doubt

2014-11-09 20:40

East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk has been pummelled by the heaviest shelling in a month, as the two-month-old ceasefire to end the war seemed shakier than ever.

Russian warplanes send great power message

2014-11-03 21:46

Russia's recent military flights into European airspace are meant to demonstrate to the West that the country is a 'great power'.

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.

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