US targets Afghan weapons cache in raid

2015-06-29 23:09

US forces have conducted a raid to destroy a cache of weapons north of Kabul, a US army spokesperson has said, giving rare details of unilateral activity in Afghanistan.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.

Italy threatens to 'hurt' Europe if it doesn't get help with migrants

2015-06-14 12:01

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi threatened to go to a Plan B to deal with migrants which "would hurt Europe" if Italy is not given greater help with the crisis.

ISIS revamps recruitment with savvy, professional broadcasts

2015-06-01 15:37

ISIS is revamping its recruitment machine for the West, using polished video and US public-radio-style broadcasts.

Nato: Extremists may be among migrants

2015-05-21 19:56

Nato's supreme commander says he's worried that boats attempting to carry migrants across the Mediterranean to southern Europe may also be ferrying criminals and potential terrorists.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

2015-05-18 15:01

Tunisia says it is negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Baltics to ask Nato for thousands of troops

2015-05-14 21:05

The Baltic states will formally ask Nato to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania says.

Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin

2015-05-11 16:23

The US State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Birds of prey help Nato warplanes police Baltic air

2015-04-28 09:16

A Nato mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightening tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets.

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.


US to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for Nato

2015-06-22 17:52

Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the US will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for Nato's rapid reaction force to help Europe defend itself against Russia from the east and violent extremists from the south.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

Pope tells Putin: Sincere peace efforts needed for Ukraine

2015-06-11 08:45

Pope Francis has encouraged Russian President Vladimir Putin to engage in 'sincere' international efforts aimed at bringing peace to Ukraine as the two men met privately at the Vatican.

40 wounded in Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan

2015-05-25 12:09

A Taliban truck bomber detonated around a tonne of explosives Monday outside a government complex in southern Afghanistan, wounding about 40 people in the latest attack of the summer fighting season.

Migrant ships: Libya rejects EU military action

2015-05-19 05:00

Libya's internationally recognised government has rejected any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants.

NATO: unclear if Russia serious about peace deal

2015-05-18 13:37

A senior NATO official says it is still unclear whether Russia was prepared to take steps to support the Minsk agreement to ease the conflict in Ukraine.

Kerry fills in Nato allies on Putin meeting

2015-05-13 11:08

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry is filling in allies at a gathering of Nato foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

2015-05-03 12:36

Afghan officials say a Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands to flee their homes.

Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan

2015-04-22 12:28

The Afghan Taliban has announced the start of its annual spring offensive, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials as well as military targets.

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.

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