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.

Migrant ships: Libya rejects EU military action

2015-05-19 05:00

Libya's internationally recognised government has rejected any military operation against ships carrying illegal migrants.

NATO: unclear if Russia serious about peace deal

2015-05-18 13:37

A senior NATO official says it is still unclear whether Russia was prepared to take steps to support the Minsk agreement to ease the conflict in Ukraine.

Kerry fills in Nato allies on Putin meeting

2015-05-13 11:08

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US Secretary of State John Kerry is filling in allies at a gathering of Nato foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya.

Taliban offensive forces thousands from homes

2015-05-03 12:36

Afghan officials say a Taliban offensive in northern Afghanistan has forced thousands to flee their homes.

Taliban announce plans to ramp up attacks in Afghanistan

2015-04-22 12:28

The Afghan Taliban has announced the start of its annual spring offensive, warning it would ramp up attacks on foreign embassies and government officials as well as military targets.

Kiev fearful of Russian troops after battlefield defeats

2015-04-02 19:31

Ukraine's beleaguered forces have faced problems all of their own making as they have failed to retake separatist territories during a year of conflict.

Canada votes for air strikes on ISIS in Syria

2015-03-31 08:07

Canadian lawmakers have voted to extend a campaign of airstrikes against ISIS and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.

Nato: Ukraine cease-fire monitors must get full access

2015-03-11 16:01

Nato’s secretary general has insisted international observers be given the freedom of movement and the protection that need to nominate the cease-fire in Ukraine.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.


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.

Tunisia says 172 nationals held by Libya militia

2015-05-18 15:01

Tunisia says it is negotiating for the release of 172 nationals being held by a Libyan militia as bargaining chips for one of its commanders detained in Tunis.

Baltics to ask Nato for thousands of troops

2015-05-14 21:05

The Baltic states will formally ask Nato to deploy several thousand troops as a deterrent to Russia, Lithuania says.

Kerry to hold talks with Russian president Putin

2015-05-11 16:23

The US State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Russia for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Birds of prey help Nato warplanes police Baltic air

2015-04-28 09:16

A Nato mission policing Baltic airspace amid heightening tensions with Russia has forged a rather exotic alliance to ensure the safety of pilots and their jets.

Taliban kill, behead 18 Afghan soldiers

2015-04-13 17:32

Taliban fighters have killed 18 Afghan soldiers, including some who were beheaded, after storming an army outpost in the remote mountainous northeast.

Libya rival government chief rejects sacking

2015-04-01 13:25

The head of Libya’s rival government has rejected his sacking by the Tripoli-based parliament, suggesting he retains the support of powerful militia allies.

Nato intercepts Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

2015-03-18 21:32

A Nato patrol has intercepted Russian fighter jets over the Baltic Sea, Lithuanian authorities say, as Moscow marks the anniversary of its takeover of Crimea.

French court probes mysterious Channel shipwreck

2015-03-04 13:38

A French court has began a probe into the case of a mysterious shipwreck 11 years ago that the families of the five victims believe was caused by a Nato submarine.

25 000 Egyptians return from Libya

2015-02-27 12:00

More than 25 000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the ISIS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry says.

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