Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia

2014-09-02 06:39

Ukrainian forces have ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Nato: High probability of Russian intervention

2014-08-11 17:35

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he saw a "high probability" that Russia could intervene militarily in eastern Ukraine.

Nato head urges Russia to pull back troops

2014-04-15 14:47

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has urged Russia to de-escalate tensions over Ukraine and withdraw troops massed on the border with its Soviet-era satellite.

Regions should have more powers - Ukraine PM

2014-04-11 13:47

Ukraine's prime minister has told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers.

Ukraine blames Russia agents for Kiev carnage

2014-04-04 08:53

EU foreign ministers are preparing to meet over the Crimea crisis in Athens after Ukraine's leaders blamed the country's ousted president for organising bloodshed during February protests.

West must stand firm against 'brute force' - Obama

2014-03-27 12:35

US President Barack Obama has urged the West to stand firm in opposing Moscow's takeover of Crimea, saying that "with time" Russians will realise "brute force" cannot win.

Syria's Assad warns 'regional war' could erupt

2013-09-03 08:01

Bashar Assad has warned that strikes against him could ignite a regional war, while a French intelligence report says forces loyal to the leader carried out a "massive" chemical attack.

Blast in Kabul amid security transition

2013-06-18 10:37

A large bomb has exploded in the Afghan capital as the international military coalition transfers responsibility for fighting the Taliban to the army and police they have been training.

Kerry: Nato must consider role in Syria

2013-04-23 21:33

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that Nato needed to consider its role in the Syrian crisis, including how practically prepared it was to respond to a potential chemical weapons threat.

Nato condemns Afghanistan court attack

2013-04-04 22:46

Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen has strongly condemned a Taliban attack on a courthouse in Afghanistan, which left more than 40 people dead.

Syria firing Scud-type missiles at rebels

2012-12-21 14:22

The Syrian regime has fired Scud-type missiles against rebel forces in what Nato Chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said was an act of desperation.

No rush for Afghanistan exit - Nato

2012-10-10 19:45

Nato has insisted there was no move towards a speedier withdrawal from Afghanistan despite recent setbacks, including deadly insider attacks, as the alliance prepared for its post-2014 role.

Obama says Afghans can take security lead

2012-05-21 22:39

For Nato leaders, heralding end to Afghan war is complicated by conflict's harsh realities

Nato opposes arming Syria rebels

2012-04-02 19:37

Nato's chief says the alliance is opposed to providing arms to the Syrian opposition seeking to counter a regime crackdown, warning that it would fuel a proliferation of weapons in the region.

Nato winding down Libya mission

2011-10-22 08:33

Nato plans to end its seven-month air and sea mission in Libya on October 31, Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen says.

Rasmussen: Nato still 'indispensable'

2011-10-05 22:09

Nato's chief says ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Libya demonstrate that the alliance continues to play an "indispensable" role.

Nato chief holds talks in Turkey

2011-04-04 17:21

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with Turkish officials as an envoy of Muammar Gaddafi arrived in Ankara for talks on a possible ceasefire in conflict-torn Libya.

Nato pledges 7 000 troops

2009-12-07 22:39

Nato allies have confirmed pledges for nearly 7 000 additional troops to serve in Afghanistan.


Nato chief confirms Russian 'incursion' into Ukraine

2014-08-15 20:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has confirmed an incursion by Russian armoured vehicles into Ukraine, saying it showed Moscow's efforts to 'destabilise' Ukraine.

Nato has no role in Iraq

2014-06-12 18:49

Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen sees no role for the alliance in Iraq where Islamic militants are closing in on Baghdad after capturing swathes of territory in the country.

Russia, West lock horns at UN over Ukraine

2014-04-14 07:51

The UN Security Council has held emergency talks after Ukraine declared a "full-scale" military operation against pro-Russia forces, amid deadly clashes in its restive east.

Pro-Russians declare Ukraine's Donetsk independent

2014-04-08 08:14

Ukraine is threatened with disintegration as pro-Kremlin militants seize government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declare independence and vow to vote on joining Russia.

Nato sees no Russian troop pullout from Ukraine

2014-04-01 15:08

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says he could not confirm the withdrawal of Russian troops from near the Ukrainian border as announced by the Kremlin.

US preps tough response for Russia over Ukraine

2014-03-03 07:36

Western powers have prepared a tough response to Russia's military advance into Ukraine and warned that Moscow could face economic penalties, and diplomatic isolation.

Nato head convinced Assad behind attack

2013-09-02 20:16

Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he is "personally convinced" that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons near Damascus last month.

Syria chemical weapons: Nato urges probe

2013-06-14 14:07

Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has welcomed a "clear" US statement accusing the Syrian regime of using chemical weapons and said Damascus must let the UN probe the allegations.

Nato lauds Japan co-operation pledge

2013-04-15 14:01

Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen has welcomed an agreement due to be signed with Tokyo pledging Japan's continued co-operation in the fight against "emerging security challenges".

Afghan govt hits back at Nato chief

2013-03-19 22:15

The Afghan government has hit back at remarks by the head of Nato, who says Kabul must recognise the sacrifices made by other states.

Syria near collapse - Nato

2012-12-13 20:25

The head of Nato says he think the government of President Bashar Assad is nearing collapse, and condemned the use by Assad's forces of Scud missiles to attack rebels.

Nato in no rush for Afghan exit

2012-05-20 22:55

Nato chief Rasmussen says the Afghanistan fighting alliance remains strong.

Nato won't intervene in Syria

2011-10-31 22:55

Nato has ruled out the possibility of military intervention in Syria but said Damascus should draw lessons from Libya.

Libya action 'shows Europe's commitment'

2011-10-15 08:04

The seven-month bombing campaign in Libya is a "positive story" that showcased the commitment of the alliance's European members, who conducted most of the combat missions for the first time in the organisation's history, says Nato's top official.

Libya bombing most accurate ever - Nato

2011-09-05 20:26

Nato's top official says the bombing campaign against Libya is unique due to the unprecedented precision of the alliance's airstrikes.

Nato says not too late for Libya intervention

2011-03-17 16:05

The head of Nato says he does not think it is too late to intervene in Libya but said much depended on the United Nations.

'Allies will help' Afghan surge

2009-12-02 21:01

The Nato chief says alliance members will send at least 5 000 troops to back the new US surge of 30 000 extra soldiers, but key nations have made no immediate offer to help.

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