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US Congress passes fresh sanctions on Russia

2014-12-14 11:15

The US Congress has unanimously approved fresh economic sanctions against Russia and lethal weapons for Kiev, defying President Obama.

Afghan leaders to outline reforms in London

2014-12-04 14:42

Afghanistan's new leaders will seek to build bridges with the West at a conference in London as they struggle to bring peace while foreign combat forces withdraw after 13 years.

US to discuss new Russia sanctions with Europe

2014-12-02 17:46

US Secretary of State John Kerry will talk to European allies this week about imposing further sanctions on Russia if pro-Moscow separatists in Ukraine do not halt violence.

Suicide attack at Afghan funeral kills 9

2014-12-01 14:17

A suicide attack at a funeral in northern Afghanistan has killed at least nine people, officials say, underlining nationwide insecurity as Nato troops end their 13-year war this month.

Nato: Syria no-fly zone not being considered

2014-11-26 21:28

Nato is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its borders.

Russian troops in Ukraine may cause of all-out war: Nato

2014-11-13 10:37
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Nato has accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling into question the Minsk peace deal.

Roadside bomb kills 3 afghan police

2014-11-10 15:39

A roadside bomb has hit a bus carrying Afghan police academy staff, killing three officers and injuring three more in the east of the country, an official says.

Kidnapped Ukrainian doctors freed in Libya

2014-11-08 22:31

Two Ukrainian doctors kidnapped in Libya have been freed, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin says.

Portugal intercepts Russian bombers

2014-10-31 19:43

Portugal scrambled F-16 jet fighters for the second time this week to intercept Russian bombers in the international air space along its coast.

5 000 more health workers needed in Ebola fight

2014-10-29 06:13

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa requires at least 5 000 additional health workers, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says.

Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine

2014-10-24 11:41

The Swedish military says it has called off its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country's biggest military mobilisation since the Cold War.

Russian hackers target Nato, Ukraine

2014-10-14 11:32

Russian hackers have exploited a bug in Microsoft Windows and other software to spy on computers used by Nato, the EU, Ukraine and companies in the energy and telecommunications sectors.

Ukraine lobbies Nato, IMF as deaths mount

2014-10-09 13:49

Ukraine has dispatched top envoys to Washington and Brussels to secure help in the face of a surge in clashes with pro-Russian insurgents that have killed eight more civilians and troops.

'Nato can put troops wherever it wants'

2014-10-06 11:54

New Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg says that the Western alliance could deploy its forces wherever it wants, apparently calling into question post-Cold War agreements.

Afghan villagers hang Taliban - officials

2014-09-27 21:16

Afghan villagers have hanged four Taliban fighters from a tree after hundreds of militants launched a major offensive, officials say, as security forces fought to recapture ground in Ghazni.

Cameron - 'Years' of air strikes against ISIS

2014-09-26 14:41

British PM David Cameron has urged parliament to vote to approve “years” of strikes against ISIS, saying the group is guilty of "staggering" brutality and poses a direct threat to UK.

How the US has justified overseas military action

2014-09-23 15:40

A look at the domestic legal justifications the US has used for military action around the world.

Obama, Ukraine president to meet at White House

2014-09-18 12:35

In a symbolic show of support for Ukraine's fledgling government, President Barack Obama will host Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office after the leader speaks to a joint session of Congress.

Iraq calls for end to extremist sanctuaries

2014-09-15 20:47

Diplomats from around the world have pledged to fight Islamic State militants "by any means necessary" as Iraq asked allies to thwart the extremists wherever they find sanctuary.

Nato - Scotland would have to apply

2014-09-15 15:56

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that if Scotland votes for independence this week it will have to reapply to join the military alliance.

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, Nato

2014-09-15 11:00

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they’ll shake the twin pillar of Western Europe’s postwar prosperity and security – the EU and Nato.

Putin: Russia to get new weapons

2014-09-10 17:02

Putin says Russia will not engage in an arms race but it will respond to all security challenges.

Ukraine guard: Cease-fire is holding

2014-09-06 13:45

The cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east appears to be holding, despite some violations early on, the head of the country's national guard says.

Iran forces plane carrying Americans to land

2014-09-06 10:08

A charter plane carrying 100 people, including Americans, out of Afghanistan was ordered to land in southern Iran because of errors in its flight plan.

Britain ready to commit 3 500 troops to new Nato force

2014-09-05 13:05

Britain says it could contribute 3 500 troops to a Nato rapid response force designed to meet new threats highlighted by the Ukraine crisis and Islamic militant gains in Syria and Iraq.

 

Nato intercepts more Russian bombers

2014-12-09 18:19

Nato aircraft have intercepted a significant force of six Russian nuclear-capable bombers over the Baltic Sea.

Anti-ISIS fight will take years - Kerry

2014-12-03 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned it will take years for a US-led coalition to defeat ISIS, as Washington said arch-foe Iran had launched its first air strikes against the jihadists.

Nato spearhead force ready early 2015

2014-12-01 18:17

The first troops of a high-speed Nato reaction force designed to meet the sort of crisis highlighted by Russia's Ukraine intervention should be ready early next year.

Large blast, ongoing gunfire in central Kabul

2014-11-27 18:02

A large blast has rocked Kabul, followed by gunfire in the Afghan capital's central district that houses many embassies and foreign compounds.

Kiev says Russia has 7 500 troops in Ukraine

2014-11-22 10:42

Russia has 7 500 troops in the east of the country, where pro-Moscow separatists have been fighting government troops for months, Ukraine's defence minister says.

2 held in bombings near Libya-UN meeting

2014-11-10 18:42

Two suspects have been arrested in connection with twin car bombings in an eastern Libyan city where a UN envoy was meeting with the prime minister, a senior Libyan security official says.

Ukraine ceasefire looks in doubt

2014-11-09 20:40

East Ukraine's rebel stronghold Donetsk has been pummelled by the heaviest shelling in a month, as the two-month-old ceasefire to end the war seemed shakier than ever.

Russian warplanes send great power message

2014-11-03 21:46

Russia's recent military flights into European airspace are meant to demonstrate to the West that the country is a 'great power'.

Nato reports Russian air activity in EU airspace

2014-10-29 22:47

Nato said it had tracked four groups of Russian warplanes "conducting significant military manoeuvres" in European airspace over the past two days.

Russia still has troops in Ukraine - NATO

2014-10-24 19:12

Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal.

3 years after Libya revolt, 'Dubai dream' still far off

2014-10-23 10:56

Three years after Muammar Gaddafi’s regime collapsed, Libyans fear a Somalia-like “failed state” status, with the North African nation awash with weapons, lawlessness and political chaos.

ISIS seizes large areas of Syrian town

2014-10-10 09:16

ISIS fighters have seized more than a third of the Syrian border town of Kobani, a monitoring group says, as US-led air strikes failed to halt their advance and Turkish forces looked on without intervening.

US 'critical of Turkey's inaction over ISIS'

2014-10-08 14:55

Washington is concerned by Turkey’s reluctance to engage Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobane, a report says.

UN gathers Libya rivals for reconciliation talks

2014-09-29 14:13

Opposing factions in the Libyan parliament have met for UN-brokered talks on ending a split that has left the country with rival governments, the UN says.

Up to 100 Afghans killed in Taliban offensive

2014-09-26 17:04

A major Taliban offensive in eastern Afghanistan over the past week has left up to 100 civilians and security personnel dead, 12 of them beheaded, officials say.

Ukraine prepares to close Russia border

2014-09-25 19:05

President Petro Poroshenko has instructed his government to consider temporarily closing Ukraine’s porous border with Russia to help halt its “intervention” in the Westward-leaning former Soviet state's affairs.

EU, Nato welcome Scotland referendum result

2014-09-19 12:56

Top EU and Nato officials have breathed a sigh of relief at the outcome of Scotland’s referendum on independence, in which a majority voted against separating from the rest of Britain.

Pakistani Taliban group claim police attack

2014-09-16 11:01

A new hard-line breakaway faction of the Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on police in Pakistan's restive northwest that killed one official.

Nato: Action against ISIS would prevent genocide

2014-09-15 17:35

Military intervention against Islamic State militants could be justified on the grounds of self-defence or preventing a campaign "pretty close to genocide", Nato says.

Pakistan militants kill 3 in police attacks

2014-09-15 13:41

Militants have killed three people in attacks targeting police in Pakistan's restive northwest, officials say.

UN envoy calls for Libya ceasefire

2014-09-11 21:44

The UN envoy to Libya, Bernardino Leon, has called for an immediate ceasefire in the chaos-hit country.

Artillery attack challenges ceasefire Ukraine

2014-09-07 07:38

Ukrainian government forces have c0me under artillery fire near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.

Obama calls on allies to defeat Islamic State

2014-09-06 10:10

US President Barack Obama outlined plans on Friday for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, but they received a cautious response from European allies.

Nato agrees to up defence spending

2014-09-05 21:56

Nato leaders have agreed to stop cutting military spending and aim to move towards a target of spending 2% of economic output on defence.

Quarter million flee militia fighting in Libya

2014-09-04 21:17

The UN is reporting that Libya militia fighting has forced 250 000 to flee their homes.

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