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 chief confirms Russian 'incursion' into Ukraine

2014-08-15 20:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has confirmed an incursion by Russian armoured vehicles into Ukraine, saying it showed Moscow's efforts to 'destabilise' Ukraine.

Nato: High probability of Russian intervention

2014-08-11 17:35

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he saw a "high probability" that Russia could intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine.

Libya congress calls for UN-backed ceasefire

2014-08-07 11:26

Libya's house of representatives has called for an immediate ceasefire under UN supervision to end three weeks of clashes among rival factions that have killed more than 200 people.

Blasts as experts finally reach MH17 crash site

2014-07-31 17:17

Explosions have rang out near the crash site of flight MH17 in Ukraine as investigators arrived for the first time in nearly a week after Kiev announced a surprise one-day halt to its offensive.

Russia massing troops on Ukraine border

2014-07-30 18:17

The number of Russian troops and weaponry along the border with Ukraine is increasing and is well over 12 000.

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport

2014-07-22 10:59

A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated himself outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police say.

Taliban fire rockets at Kabul airport

2014-07-03 11:58

Taliban insurgents have fired rockets into Kabul international airport, setting a hanger ablaze but no casualties have been reported, officials say, in an attack that underlined security fears in the Afghan capital.

Nato to discuss Iraq as US advisers arrive in Baghdad

2014-06-25 07:22

Key Nato discussions are set to be held on Iraq, while US military advisers have arrived in Baghdad as Iraqi forces continue to battle Sunni militants.

5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

2014-06-11 06:04

Five US troops have been killed by a US airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in 14 years of war.

Pakistan airport cleared of militants after 28 killed

2014-06-09 10:13

Twenty-eight people have been killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests.

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

2014-05-30 09:54

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief says.

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

2014-05-21 08:55

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon says, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Ukraine tycoon calls for action against rebels

2014-05-20 15:35

Ukraine's richest man called for workers to rally against the pro-Russian insurgency in the east, in an impassioned plea for an end to the bloodshed issued just days before the country's crunch election.

Uphill for Afghan soldiers as Nato allies exit

2014-05-13 10:27

Nato troops in Afghanistan are set to pull out of the country by December this year, yet life on the frontline for Afghan soldiers can be a long series of setbacks and challenges.

Nato: No sign of Russian troop pullback

2014-05-08 14:23

Nato says it has yet to see "any indications" that Russia has withdrawn its troops from the Ukraine border.

Nato considers permanent troops in eastern Europe

2014-05-07 09:00

Nato will have to consider permanently stationing troops in eastern Europe as a result of the increased tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine wages costly assault on rebels

2014-05-06 08:53

Diplomatic efforts to contain the crisis tearing Ukraine apart has intensified as government forces stepped up an offensive around a town held by pro-Russian rebels.

2 dead as gunmen attack Nato trucks in Pakistan

2014-05-05 11:02

Gunmen have attacked three container trucks carrying Nato supplies en route to Afghanistan in Pakistan’s troubled northwest, killing two people, officials say.

Dozens of Taliban killed after attack on Afghan troops

2014-04-29 11:01

Dozens of Taliban militants have been killed after they launched an attack on Afghan army forces in the eastern province of Paktiya, the Defence Ministry has announced Tuesday.

Kiev will face justice for 'bloody crime' - Russia

2014-04-25 13:06

Russia has warned Kiev that it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier.

'Evidence' of Russia troops in Ukraine - US

2014-04-22 10:07

The US State Department released images provided by Ukraine which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.


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.

Putin tones down Ukraine rhetoric

2014-08-15 08:48

Vladimir Putin travelled has struck a conciliatory note and called for peace in the Ukraine.

Kerry seeks resolution on Afghan election dispute

2014-08-08 10:37

US secretary of state John Kerry will hold talks in Kabul aimed at pressuring Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates to resolve the disputed elections and have the winner installed.

Afghan soldier guns down US general in Kabul

2014-08-06 08:31

A US general has been shot dead in Afghanistan, becoming the highest-ranking American officer to be killed since 9/11, in an insider attack that left more than a dozen wounded.

Ukraine will halt to offensive over MH17 probe

2014-07-31 15:57

Kiev on has announced a day-long halt to its deadly offensive in Ukraine after fighting had stalled efforts by international investigators to kickstart a probe into the downing of flight MH17.

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Kabul airport under militant attack

2014-07-17 08:07

A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport as explosions and gunfire ring out, according to an AFP photographer.

800 Taliban fight Afghan troops in 5-day battle

2014-06-25 20:09

More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials say.

Nato has no role in Iraq

2014-06-12 18:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sees no role for the alliance in Iraq where Islamic militants are closing in on Baghdad after capturing swathes of territory in the country.

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

2014-06-09 11:24

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci has claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election.

Afghan President Karzai eyes active 'retirement'

2014-06-09 10:13

When outgoing Afghan leader Hamid Karzai moves out of the presidential palace post-elections to take up residence next door, he will be relinquishing power but not influence.

Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

2014-06-02 10:23

A suicide bomber has killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another one in eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack on foreigners in the war-torn country.

Biden warns Russia ahead of Ukraine poll

2014-05-21 12:57

Tougher sanctions must be imposed on Russia if it undermines crucial elections in Ukraine, US Vice President Joe Biden says.

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

2014-05-21 07:43

Officials in the Balkans have warned of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.

Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home

2014-05-19 14:13

Russian President Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine to return to their home bases and praised the launch of a dialogue between the Ukrainian government and its opponents.

Russia doesn't recognise east Ukraine vote - report

2014-05-12 17:37

The head of the influential East-West OSCE security organisation has stressed that Russia had expressed "respect but not recognition" of the separatist vote in eastern Ukraine.

Taliban declares last 'spring offensive'

2014-05-08 11:56

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have announced the start of their "spring offensive", vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, warnings of civil war

2014-05-06 12:17

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine has risen to at least 34, officials say, amid fresh warnings of civil war.

Brussels air catastrophe narrowly avoided

2014-05-05 22:19

Angry Brussels residents say a Turkish cargo plane following a controversial new flight path over the city almost caused an aviation catastrophe.

Violence flares in Ukraine as crisis deepens

2014-04-30 08:25

Fresh violence has erupted in eastern Ukraine as thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed key buildings, escalating the crisis after Moscow hit back at "Iron Curtain"-style Western sanctions.

Ukraine accuses Russia of seeking 'third world war'

2014-04-25 14:40

Kiev has accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war" as military tensions soared in east Ukraine and US President Barack Obama led a diplomatic charge against Russia.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

2014-04-23 09:42

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

2014-04-17 10:46

Russia and Ukraine will sit down for talks in Geneva, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

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