Turkey launches first coalition airstrikes against ISIS

2015-08-29 21:16

Turkey says it has launched its first air strikes as part of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State extremist group.

Nato denies it's making war more likely in Europe

2015-08-12 17:40

Nato has defended the number of military exercises it has staged as a response to "growing Russian aggression" and refuted suggestions that they are helping make war in Europe more likely.

US bombs ISIS Syria target from Turkey for first time

2015-08-06 13:30

The US has launched its first airstrike from Turkey on an ISIS target in Syria, as Ankara vowed it was ready to step up its own fight against jihadists.

Nato agrees on support package for Iraq

2015-08-01 07:07

Nato allies have agreed on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defence forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering improvised explosive devices.

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.


Afghan kills 2 US troops at base

2015-08-26 21:56

A gunman wearing Afghan security force uniform has killed 2 US troops at a southern base.

Nato: 8 foreign contracters killed in Kabul attack

2015-08-08 11:52

The Nato-led mission in Afghanistan says eight civilian contractors have been killed along with one of its service members in an insurgent attack on a camp in Kabul.

Afghan military helicopter crashes, 18 soldiers killed

2015-08-06 12:16

An Afghan military helicopter has crashed, killing 18 soldiers, an official said, in a blow for Afghanistan's fledgling air force, whose resources have been stretched since the end of the international combat mission last year.

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.

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