NATO to close Libya migrant route to Europe

2016-04-25 23:25

NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe.

Greece urges Nato to extend naval mission in the Aegean

2016-04-23 09:00

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Nato to expand its anti-trafficking naval force in the Aegean, despite Turkish objections, following a meeting with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg.

Men recount horror of migrant shipwreck

2016-04-21 19:58

Two men who were among 41 people plucked to safety from a boat found adrift in the Mediterranean, have described surviving what they say was a shipwreck that might have killed up to 500 people.

NATO, Russia to hold highest-level talks since Crimea annexation

2016-04-20 11:37

NATO and Russia begin their highest level talks for nearly two years, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

No immediate decision on US troops in Afghanistan

2016-03-16 11:39

Barack Obama's administration has not yet made a decision on whether to ramp up troop levels to counter a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.

Nato expands migrant mission in Aegean Sea

2016-03-06 21:56

AP Interview: NATO announces it's expanding its mission to help choke off the smuggling of migrants into Europe by deploying warships in Greek and Turkish waters, using more vessels and deepening cooperation with the European Union's Frontex border a

Measures possible against Libya deal nay-sayers

2016-02-27 10:36

Mediterranean foreign ministers say European countries could take measures against parties in Libya who block a UN-backed unity government.

Kerry takes aim at Russia over Ukraine and Syria

2016-02-13 18:50

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sharply criticised Russia for its actions in Ukraine and Syria and accused Moscow of "repeated aggression".

Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU

2016-02-11 22:02

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as Nato agreed to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.

Nato warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisis

2016-02-11 14:05

Nato's chief says three warships are being ordered immediately into the Aegean Sea to help end human smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece


Obama calls for strong, united Europe

2016-04-25 17:01

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Aid reaches besieged Syrian towns

2016-04-21 20:57

The UN special envoy has lauded "real but modest" progress in Syria's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling ceasefire as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.

Nato warns migrant smugglers 'changing routes fast'

2016-04-21 16:10

Nato says it has no plans to wind up a mission to stop migrant traffickers in the Aegean Sea and warned smugglers were changing routes very quickly.

French, German FMs in Libya to back unity govt

2016-04-16 17:47

The foreign ministers of France and Germany have made an unannounced visit to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government.

Macedonia eyes joining Nato after migrant crisis

2016-03-11 07:42

Macedonia Defence Minister Zoran Jolevski says he hopes his country's "responsible" attitude to the migrant crisis will help accelerate its entry into Nato, something Greece has blocked until now.

UK troops sent to Tunisia to bolster Libyan border

2016-03-01 05:21

Britain is sending a training team of around 20 soldiers to Tunisia to help stop people illegally entering from neighbouring Libya.

EU: 10 days to bring migration flows under control

2016-02-26 05:21

Time is running out for Europe to bring its influx of migrants and asylum seekers under control, a top EU official has warned amid a heated debate over national measures being taken to curb the number of arrivals.

World has slipped into new Cold War: PM

2016-02-13 12:47

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says tension between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a "new Cold War".

Nato to support anti-ISIS campaign, no direct involvement

2016-02-11 20:05

Nato has agreed to a US request to support the coalition fighting Islamic State with surveillance planes, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says, but these will not be deployed in the air campaign.

3 feared dead as Greek navy helicopter falls in Aegean

2016-02-11 11:25

Three Greek navy personnel are feared dead after their helicopter crashed into the Aegean Sea during an exercise, the state Athens News Agency reports.

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