Taliban kill, behead 18 Afghan soldiers

2015-04-13 17:32

Taliban fighters have killed 18 Afghan soldiers, including some who were beheaded, after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast.

Libya rival government chief rejects sacking

2015-04-01 13:25

The head of Libya’s rival government has rejected his sacking by the Tripoli-based parliament, suggesting he retains the support of powerful militia allies.

Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

2015-03-18 21:32

A Nato patrol has intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities say, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea.

French court probes mysterious Channel shipwreck

2015-03-04 13:38

A French court has began a probe into the case of a mysterious shipwreck 11 years ago that the families of the five victims believe was caused by a Nato submarine.

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.


Kiev fearful of Russian troops after battlefield defeats

2015-04-02 19:31

Ukraine's beleaguered forces have faced problems all of their own making as they have failed to retake separatist territories during a year of conflict.

Canada votes for air strikes on ISIS in Syria

2015-03-31 08:07

Canadian lawmakers have voted to extend a campaign of airstrikes against ISIS and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

Nato: Ukraine cease-fire monitors must get full access

2015-03-11 16:01

Nato’s secretary general has insisted international observers be given the freedom of movement and the protection that need to nominate the cease-fire in Ukraine.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

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.

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