Russia suspends military co-operation with Turkey

2015-11-25 10:08

Russia's defence ministry has announced suspension of military co-operation with Turkey and Sergey Lavrov, foreign minister, has cancelled a planned trip to Turkey following the downing of a Russian warplane near the Turkey-Syria border.

Terror attacks can be traced to US and Nato - Nzimande

2015-11-22 22:06

The recent terror attacks can be traced to interventions by the United States and Nato in Middle Eastern and North African countries, SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande says.

Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

2015-11-10 19:58

Putin says Russia will respond to US missile shield by deploying new strike weapons

Egypt's Sisi calls for Nato help in Libya 'vacuum'

2015-11-04 10:29

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for Nato powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Muammar Gaddafi, a report says.

Nato: US decision allows for sustained presence in Afghanistan

2015-10-15 22:00

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has welcomed the United States' decision to maintain its current troop level in Afghanistan.

UN official criticizes lack of women at peace tables

2015-10-14 13:46

Activists and a top UN official are blaming the 193 UN member states for the scarcity of women at negotiating tables.

Afghan official: Bomb targets foreign troop convoy

2015-10-11 22:20

An explosion has targeted a Nato military convoy in the Afghan capital, wounding three civilians, the city's police chief says.

Nato chief urges open Kunduz air strike probe

2015-10-08 21:42

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has called for a full and transparent investigation into a US air strike on a MSF hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

Doctors Without Borders says Afghan hospital strikes were deliberate

2015-10-08 16:21

The US airstrikes that destroyed a hospital belonging to Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was 'a deliberate attack', a top official has charged.

US says Afghans asked for Kunduz strike

2015-10-05 18:20

Afghan forces who said they were under Taliban fire asked for the US air strike that killed 22 people at a hospital in Kunduz, the US commander in Afghanistan says.


Nato head urges calm after Russian plane downed

2015-11-25 05:15

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg says the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border.

Nato set to increase involvement in Afghanistan

2015-11-22 19:21

Nato is set to increase its support for Afghanistan's security forces, after alliance members approved a classified report prepared for upcoming ministers' talks.

Nato chief sounds alarm over Russian build-up

2015-11-05 21:31

Nato's secretary-general has sounded the alarm over the build-up of Russian military forces from the Baltic Sea to the Mediterranean.

Nato launches biggest military exercise in years

2015-10-19 19:56

Nato says it's launching its biggest military exercise in 13 years, mobilising 36 000 soldiers, sailors and airforce personnel from more than 30 countries to test its ability.

US to hold off on troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

2015-10-15 18:34

The US will extend its military presence in Afghanistan beyond 2016, President Barack Obama has announced in a major policy shift from the planned withdrawal of most troops.

Helicopter crash kills 2 Britons in Afghanistan

2015-10-12 07:28

Two British Royal Air Force personnel have died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, the defence ministry says.

Many Taliban open to peace talks in Afghanistan

2015-10-09 05:51

A US general says 60% of Taliban open to peace talks with Afghan government.

Nato ready to deploy to Turkey

2015-10-08 17:31

Nato is ready to deploy to Turkey if needed amid new tensions with Russia over its recent intervention in Syria.

Obama apologises to MSF for deadly Kunduz air strike

2015-10-08 09:42

US President Barack Obama has apologised to Doctors Without Borders for a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded an international investigation.

UN slams 'inexcusable' Afghan hospital air strike

2015-10-04 09:31

The UN has condemned as "inexcusable" a suspected US air strike on a charity hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz that killed at least 19 people.

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