ARTICLES RELATING TO NATO

Malaysia quietly worked to secure bodies, black box

2014-07-22 14:51

As Western leaders pointed the finger of blame at pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane, the government in Kuala Lumpur said little.

Kabul airport under militant attack

2014-07-17 08:07

A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport as explosions and gunfire ring out, according to an AFP photographer.

800 Taliban fight Afghan troops in 5-day battle

2014-06-25 20:09

More than 800 Taliban insurgents have launched a major offensive in southern Afghanistan to try to gain territory recently vacated by US troops, officials say.

Nato has no role in Iraq

2014-06-12 18:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sees no role for the alliance in Iraq where Islamic militants are closing in on Baghdad after capturing swathes of territory in the country.

Kosovo snap vote tests EU efforts in Balkans

2014-06-09 11:24

Former rebel leader Hashim Thaci has claimed a third term as prime minister of Kosovo after official preliminary results gave him the lead in a snap parliamentary election.

Afghan President Karzai eyes active 'retirement'

2014-06-09 10:13

When outgoing Afghan leader Hamid Karzai moves out of the presidential palace post-elections to take up residence next door, he will be relinquishing power but not influence.

Suicide attack kills 3 Turkish engineers in Afghanistan

2014-06-02 10:23

A suicide bomber has killed three Turkish engineers and wounded another one in eastern Afghanistan, the latest attack on foreigners in the war-torn country.

Biden warns Russia ahead of Ukraine poll

2014-05-21 12:57

Tougher sanctions must be imposed on Russia if it undermines crucial elections in Ukraine, US Vice President Joe Biden says.

Disease warning in deluged, mourning Balkans

2014-05-21 07:43

Officials in the Balkans have warned of the risk of epidemics as the death toll from the worst floods in over a century hit 49 and water levels in Serbia inched ever higher.

Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home

2014-05-19 14:13

Russian President Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine to return to their home bases and praised the launch of a dialogue between the Ukrainian government and its opponents.

Russia doesn't recognise east Ukraine vote - report

2014-05-12 17:37

The head of the influential East-West OSCE security organisation has stressed that Russia had expressed "respect but not recognition" of the separatist vote in eastern Ukraine.

Taliban declares last 'spring offensive'

2014-05-08 11:56

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have announced the start of their "spring offensive", vowing a final summer of bloody attacks on foreign forces.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, warnings of civil war

2014-05-06 12:17

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine has risen to at least 34, officials say, amid fresh warnings of civil war.

Brussels air catastrophe narrowly avoided

2014-05-05 22:19

Angry Brussels residents say a Turkish cargo plane following a controversial new flight path over the city almost caused an aviation catastrophe.

Violence flares in Ukraine as crisis deepens

2014-04-30 08:25

Fresh violence has erupted in eastern Ukraine as thousands of pro-Russian protesters stormed key buildings, escalating the crisis after Moscow hit back at "Iron Curtain"-style Western sanctions.

Ukraine accuses Russia of seeking 'third world war'

2014-04-25 14:40

Kiev has accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war" as military tensions soared in east Ukraine and US President Barack Obama led a diplomatic charge against Russia.

Ukraine relaunches anti-rebel operation

2014-04-23 09:42

Ukraine has relaunched military operations against pro-Kremlin separatists, hours after US Vice President Joe Biden ended a two-day visit to Kiev in which he warned Russia over its actions.

Russia, Ukraine sit down for crisis talks

2014-04-17 10:46

Russia and Ukraine will sit down for talks in Geneva, seeking to ease the crisis in the former Soviet republic after the US warned Moscow it must make concessions or face fresh sanctions.

Nato head urges Russia to pull back troops

2014-04-15 14:47

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Russia to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine and withdraw troops massed on the border with its Soviet-era satellite.

Russia, West lock horns at UN over Ukraine

2014-04-14 07:51

The UN Security Council has held emergency talks after Ukraine declared a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.

Nato shows 'proof' of Russian build-up

2014-04-10 19:10

Nato has unveiled satellite photographs it says shows Russian deployments of about 40 000 troops near the Ukrainian frontier, along with long lines of tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and aircraft.

56 leave offices seized by Ukraine separatists

2014-04-09 09:43

Ukraine's Security Service says that 56 people held inside an agency's headquarters in the city of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian separatists have been allowed to leave the premises.

Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent

2014-04-08 08:14

Ukraine is threatened with disintegration as pro-Kremlin militants seize government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declare independence and vow to vote on joining Russia.

Nato opens Kosovo airspace after 15 years

2014-04-04 20:56

Nato has had allowed private planes to fly high over Kososo for the first time in 15 years, letting commercial airlines save time and money by taking more direct routes across the region.

Palestinians will pay for UN move - Israel minister

2014-04-02 15:00

An Israeli minister has warned of punitive action if the Palestinians pursued efforts to join UN agencies, as hopes of a breakthrough in the US-led peace process faded rapidly.

 

Three foreign advisers killed near Kabul airport

2014-07-22 10:59

A Taliban suicide bomber has detonated himself outside Kabul International Airport, killing three foreign advisers and an Afghan interpreter, police say.

Taliban fire rockets at Kabul airport

2014-07-03 11:58

Taliban insurgents have fired rockets into Kabul international airport, setting a hanger ablaze but no casualties have been reported, officials say, in an attack that underlined security fears in the Afghan capital.

Nato to discuss Iraq as US advisers arrive in Baghdad

2014-06-25 07:22

Key Nato discussions are set to be held on Iraq, while US military advisers have arrived in Baghdad as Iraqi forces continue to battle Sunni militants.

5 US troops killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan

2014-06-11 06:04

Five US troops have been killed by a US airstrike called in to help them after they were ambushed by the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, one of the deadliest friendly fire incidents in 14 years of war.

Pakistan airport cleared of militants after 28 killed

2014-06-09 10:13

Twenty-eight people have been killed as Pakistan's military fought an all-night battle with Taliban gunmen who besieged Karachi airport armed with rocket launchers and suicide vests.

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

2014-05-30 09:54

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief says.

US sends another warship to the Black Sea

2014-05-21 08:55

The US Navy is sending a guided missile cruiser to the Black Sea, the Pentagon says, the latest bid by Washington to to reassure allies worried over Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Ukraine tycoon calls for action against rebels

2014-05-20 15:35

Ukraine's richest man called for workers to rally against the pro-Russian insurgency in the east, in an impassioned plea for an end to the bloodshed issued just days before the country's crunch election.

Uphill for Afghan soldiers as Nato allies exit

2014-05-13 10:27

Nato troops in Afghanistan are set to pull out of the country by December this year, yet life on the frontline for Afghan soldiers can be a long series of setbacks and challenges.

Nato: No sign of Russian troop pullback

2014-05-08 14:23

Nato says it has yet to see "any indications" that Russia has withdrawn its troops from the Ukraine border.

Nato considers permanent troops in eastern Europe

2014-05-07 09:00

Nato will have to consider permanently stationing troops in eastern Europe as a result of the increased tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine wages costly assault on rebels

2014-05-06 08:53

Diplomatic efforts to contain the crisis tearing Ukraine apart has intensified as government forces stepped up an offensive around a town held by pro-Russian rebels.

2 dead as gunmen attack Nato trucks in Pakistan

2014-05-05 11:02

Gunmen have attacked three container trucks carrying Nato supplies en route to Afghanistan in Pakistan’s troubled northwest, killing two people, officials say.

Dozens of Taliban killed after attack on Afghan troops

2014-04-29 11:01

Dozens of Taliban militants have been killed after they launched an attack on Afghan army forces in the eastern province of Paktiya, the Defence Ministry has announced Tuesday.

Kiev will face justice for 'bloody crime' - Russia

2014-04-25 13:06

Russia has warned Kiev that it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier.

'Evidence' of Russia troops in Ukraine - US

2014-04-22 10:07

The US State Department released images provided by Ukraine which it says proves armed separatists in eastern Ukraine are actually Russian military or intelligence officers.

Nato steps up presence over Ukraine crisis

2014-04-16 22:40

Nato will deploy more aeroplanes, ships and military staff to eastern member states in response to the unrest in Ukraine, as a military standoff intensified.

With Crimea won, Putin tries not to lose Ukraine

2014-04-14 13:14

Vladimir Putin looks likely to go down as the leader who won back Crimea, but he is fighting to avoid also being remembered as having let Ukraine escape from Moscow's sphere of influence.

Regions should have more powers - Ukraine PM

2014-04-11 13:47

Ukraine's prime minister has told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers.

Nato may send troops to European allies

2014-04-09 21:41

Nato's top military commander in Europe has said that they could include sending American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe feeling at risk.

Russia warned against intervention in Ukraine

2014-04-08 14:59

Nato's chief has warned Russia it would be committing a "historic mistake" if it intervenes further in Ukraine.

UN chief congratulates Afghans on vote

2014-04-07 09:04

UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has congratulated Afghans for the "momentous achievement" of their recent elections, calling for fairness and transparency as the counting process gets underway.

Ukraine blames Russia agents for Kiev carnage

2014-04-04 08:53

EU foreign ministers are preparing to meet over the Crimea crisis in Athens after Ukraine's leaders blamed the country's ousted president for organising bloodshed during February protests.

Palestinians sign treaties to press Israel

2014-04-02 14:08

A surprise decision by President Mahmoud Abbas to sign more than a dozen international conventions giving Palestine greater leverage against Israel left the US struggling with peace talks.

 
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