Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles - report

2016-10-08 20:20

Lithuania says Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost bordering two Nato members.

Turkey detains Kabul-based generals in widening purge

2016-07-27 10:41

Defying international alarm, Turkey has widened its crackdown after a failed coup, detaining top generals serving in Afghanistan as well as prominent journalists.

World urges Turkey 'stability, restraint'

2016-07-16 03:10

World leaders have urged "respect for democratic institutions" in key Nato member and European neighbour Turkey as parts of the military launched a coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and violence erupted in Istanbul.

Carter seeks better use of forces in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 16:02

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the decision to give US commanders more authority to work with Afghan troops will maximise the effectiveness of American forces.

British MPs to vote on nuclear deterrent: Cameron

2016-07-10 08:17

Britain's parliament will soon vote on renewing the Trident nuclear weapons programme says Prime Minister David Cameron.

Why Brexit is bad for Nato and Europe's defence

2016-07-06 09:55

Britain's shock vote to leave the EU is bad news for Nato and for Europe's defence co-operation in general, experts said ahead of this week's Nato summit.

Brexit: Kerry meets EU, British leaders

2016-06-27 22:32

US Secretary of State John Kerry says it's essential that "nobody goes off half-cocked" because of the British vote to leave the European Union.

Nato to deploy 'robust' battalions in Poland

2016-06-14 06:30

Nato will deploy four international battalions to Poland and the three Baltic states as part of the wider pushback against Russia's intervention in Ukraine, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg says.

NATO chief warns of Brexit 'instability'

2016-06-07 05:27

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says both the alliance and the EU were stronger with Britain inside, and warned that a 'Brexit' could cause instability.

Nato urged to show stronger resolve on Russia

2016-05-30 20:43

Nato's Parliamentary Assembly has urged member nations to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness as a senior official vowed to strengthen forces along the alliance's eastern borders.


Gulen extradition bid looms over US-Turkey ties

2016-08-03 22:23

Turkey's insistence that the US extradites a Pennsylvania-based Turkish cleric, Gethullah Gulen, is causing tension among Nato allies.

Trump raises new questions on NATO commitments

2016-07-21 12:54

Donald Trump has raised new questions about his commitment to the defence of NATO allies on the eve of his acceptance of the Republican presidential nomination.

Pentagon Chief Carter arrives in Afghanistan

2016-07-12 20:38

The US Defence Secretary has arrived in Afghanistan for talks with President Ashraf Ghani.

Migrants face torture, rape in journey from Libya to Europe

2016-07-11 05:56

In Libya, migrants trying to find better lives or reach Europe face imprisonment, torture and rape at the hands of multiple armed groups, complicating Europe's efforts to stem the flow.

US slows drawdown from Afghanistan

2016-07-06 20:48

President Barack Obama has announced that 8 400 US troops will remain in Afghanistan into 2017 in light of the still "precarious" security situation in the war-ravaged country.

Putin says Nato provoking arms race 'frenzy'

2016-06-30 19:02

Russian President Vladimir Putin has insisted Moscow will not be dragged into an arms race by Nato as he accused the US-led alliance of tearing up the military balance in Europe.

Israel to help Nato with intelligence

2016-06-14 20:49

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel is ready to share intelligence with Nato to help fight extremist violence.

NATO launches first military drills in Poland

2016-06-07 21:24

Around 31 000 troops from 24 nations are participating in land, sea and air exercises amid growing concerns about Russia.

Over 100 migrant bodies washed up in Libya

2016-06-03 17:07

The bodies of more than 100 migrants have washed up on a Libyan beach as a new migrant boat tragedy unfolded in the Mediterranean.

Nato finalises military build-up to counter Russia

2016-05-19 20:07

Nato foreign ministers are finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.

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