Nato in 'strong solidarity' with Turkey against 'terrorism'

2015-07-28 14:37

Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says that the military alliance stood firmly by key member Turkey in the face of 'terrible acts of terror' and instability along its southern border.

Turkey wants Nato meeting to discuss security threats

2015-07-26 22:36

Turkey has called for a meeting of its Nato allies to discuss threats to its security and its air strikes targeting Islamic State militants in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS targets in Syria

2015-07-24 10:42

Turkish fighter jets have bombed positions of ISIS jihadists inside Syria for the first time, in a dramatic escalation of fighting after the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes.

Afghan officials say 10 soldiers killed in US air strike

2015-07-20 13:12

A US air strike has killed at least 10 Afghan soldiers at an army checkpoint in a Taliban-infested province south of Kabul, officials say, the latest 'friendly fire' incident involving foreign coalition forces.

UK military should focus on drones, spy tech - Cameron

2015-07-13 11:41

Britain defence forces should spend more of their budget on spy planes, drones and covert forces to fight extremist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Nasa briefly loses touch with Pluto mission

2015-07-06 20:47

Nasa briefly lost touch this weekend with an unmanned spacecraft on its way to a historic encounter with Pluto.

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.


Turkish leader appeals for Nato help

2015-07-28 12:22

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking Nato to be prepared to help his country as it battles ISIS in Syria and Kurdish rebels in Iraq.

US air strike kills top Qaeda commander in Afghanistan

2015-07-24 12:10

A US air strike in Afghanistan has killed a senior al-Qaeda commander in charge of suicide bombing and two other militants, the Pentagon says.

Suicide bomber kills 15 in Afghan market

2015-07-22 11:23

At least 15 people have been killed when a suicide attacker blew himself up in a busy market in northern Afghanistan, officials say, warning that the death toll could rise.

New Horizons spacecraft speeds past Pluto

2015-07-14 19:07

A US spacecraft has become the first to fly past the dwarf planet Pluto, capping the exploration of the solar system.

14 killed in clashes in Libya's Benghazi

2015-07-09 17:14

At least 14 people have been killed in battles in Libya's second city Benghazi between militiamen and forces loyal to the internationally recognised government, hospital officials has reported.

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.

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