25 000 Egyptians return from Libya

2015-02-27 12:00

More than 25 000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the ISIS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry says.

US accuses Russia of land grabs

2015-02-26 11:15

A UN-backed ceasefire shows signs of finally taking hold in Ukraine, even as the United States accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of destabilising the country through land grabs.

Putin 'real, present danger' to Baltics - British minister

2015-02-19 18:21

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses a "real and present danger" to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato is getting ready to repel any possible aggression, British defence secretary says.

Taliban ambush, kill 6 police in Afghanistan

2015-02-17 13:48

Taliban insurgents have killed six policemen in southern Afghanistan after luring them to an abandoned building by setting off a bomb, officials say.

'Glimmer of hope' for Ukraine after new ceasefire deal

2015-02-13 09:33

Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine have agreed to a deal offering a “glimmer of hope” for an end to conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Nato to boost defences after Russian aggression

2015-02-06 08:26

Nato has agreed to dramatically boost its defences with six bases in eastern Europe and a spearhead force of 5 000 troops, to counter what the alliance called Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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.


2 killed in Kabul suicide attack targeting Nato official

2015-02-26 15:13

One Turkish soldier and one Afghan civilian has killed in a suicide attack that targeted the vehicle of a top Nato official in Kabul, officials say.

Leaders renew backing of tattered Ukraine ceasefire

2015-02-20 10:35

The leaders of Ukraine, Germany, France and Russia have renewed support for a tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine despite violations - including the storming of a key town by pro-Russian rebels.

West stresses political solution in Libya

2015-02-18 17:05

Egypt has pushed for action against jihadists in Libya ahead of a UN Security Council meeting but faces reluctance from Western powers who stress the need for a political solution.

Ukraine fighting still rages

2015-02-14 20:20

Ferocious fighting is still raging in Ukraine threatening a ceasefire deal as Kiev and the US accused Russia of fuelling a rebel onslaught to grab territory hours before the truce began.

Nato commander: Military option a possibility in Ukraine

2015-02-07 16:06

The West should not rule out the military option in Ukraine, Nato's top military commander has said.

Hagel: Nato splitting is a concern

2015-02-05 19:15

Hagel is concerned about a possible split in Nato over threats from Russia and northern Africa.

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.

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