Nato finalises military build-up to counter Russia

2016-05-19 20:07

Nato foreign ministers are finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.

Russia upset with US missile shield in Romania

2016-05-12 23:06

A US anti-missile defence system in Romania aimed at protecting NATO members from threats by 'rogue' nations is operational Thursday, triggering Russian fury.

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

2016-05-04 22:04

NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to the Russians.

US accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2016-05-03 22:34

Defence Secretary Ash Carter has used a US military changing-of-the-guard ceremony to blast Russian aggression in Europe.

NATO to close Libya migrant route to Europe

2016-04-25 23:25

NATO is ten weeks away from launching a naval mission off Libya as part of a controversial US-backed plan to close the Western Mediterranean migrant route to Europe.

Greece urges Nato to extend naval mission in the Aegean

2016-04-23 09:00

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged Nato to expand its anti-trafficking naval force in the Aegean, despite Turkish objections, following a meeting with alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg.

Men recount horror of migrant shipwreck

2016-04-21 19:58

Two men who were among 41 people plucked to safety from a boat found adrift in the Mediterranean, have described surviving what they say was a shipwreck that might have killed up to 500 people.

NATO, Russia to hold highest-level talks since Crimea annexation

2016-04-20 11:37

NATO and Russia begin their highest level talks for nearly two years, in a bid to ease military tensions over the Baltic Sea and the simmering violence still gripping eastern Ukraine.

No immediate decision on US troops in Afghanistan

2016-03-16 11:39

Barack Obama's administration has not yet made a decision on whether to ramp up troop levels to counter a resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon says.

Nato expands migrant mission in Aegean Sea

2016-03-06 21:56

AP Interview: NATO announces it's expanding its mission to help choke off the smuggling of migrants into Europe by deploying warships in Greek and Turkish waters, using more vessels and deepening cooperation with the European Union's Frontex border a


World powers to arm Libya unity government

2016-05-16 21:07

World powers support the lifting of an arms embargo on Libya and are ready to supply weapons to the country's new unity government to help it fight the growing threat posed by ISIS.

Germany to increase troops

2016-05-10 22:43

Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

Turkey ready to send troops to Syria

2016-05-04 17:02

Turkey is ready to send ground troops into Syria if necessary after weeks of deadly rocket strikes on a Turkish region from jihadists across the border.

Nato alliance getting new supreme commander

2016-05-03 18:43

Nato is getting a new supreme commander, the former top-ranking US military officer in Korea.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

2016-04-25 17:01

US President Barack Obama has made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism, warning this was a "defining moment" for the continent.

Aid reaches besieged Syrian towns

2016-04-21 20:57

The UN special envoy has lauded "real but modest" progress in Syria's humanitarian situation despite a stumbling ceasefire as one of the largest international aid convoys made it into a government-besieged opposition stronghold.

Nato warns migrant smugglers 'changing routes fast'

2016-04-21 16:10

Nato says it has no plans to wind up a mission to stop migrant traffickers in the Aegean Sea and warned smugglers were changing routes very quickly.

French, German FMs in Libya to back unity govt

2016-04-16 17:47

The foreign ministers of France and Germany have made an unannounced visit to Tripoli in a show of support for the new unity government.

Macedonia eyes joining Nato after migrant crisis

2016-03-11 07:42

Macedonia Defence Minister Zoran Jolevski says he hopes his country's "responsible" attitude to the migrant crisis will help accelerate its entry into Nato, something Greece has blocked until now.

UK troops sent to Tunisia to bolster Libyan border

2016-03-01 05:21

Britain is sending a training team of around 20 soldiers to Tunisia to help stop people illegally entering from neighbouring Libya.

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