Turkey's president slams NATO for lack of support in Syria

2018-03-10 19:03

Turkey's president has criticised NATO for not supporting the country's ongoing military operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Erdogan says Turkey has launched new ground operation in Syria

2018-01-21 08:03

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has "de-facto" launched a new operation on the ground to oust Kurdish militia from a northern Syrian enclave.

US hits Taliban by striking drug labs

2017-11-21 07:05

US Forces have launched airstrikes on drug-making laboratories in Afghanistan as part a new joint strategy to cut off funding for the Taliban, authorities say.

NATO chief calls North Korea 'global threat'

2017-10-30 14:28

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called North Korea a "global threat", while adding during a visit to Japan that he backed tighter sanctions against Pyongyang.

Putin in Turkey for talks on weapons, Syria

2017-09-28 09:41

Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to meet his Turkish counterpart for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal.

NATO condemns UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

2017-09-21 05:02

NATO has condemned a UN treaty banning nuclear arms as unrealistic and warned that it risked undermining the international response to North Korea's atomic weapons programme.

Taliban suicide bomber attacks NATO convoy in south Afghanistan

2017-08-02 14:25

A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a vehicle filled with explosives into a convoy of foreign forces in Afghanistan's restive southern province of Kandahar causing casualties Wednesday, officials said.

Over 120 nations adopt treaty banning nuclear weapons

2017-07-07 22:42

More than 120 countries have approved the first-ever treaty banning nuclear weapons at a UN meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.

News of Saif al-Islam’s release: regional politics fuels rumour mill in Libya

2017-07-03 17:01

The news of Saif al-Islam's release should be taken with a pinch of salt. During the past six years of warfare in Libya the fabrication of news has become common practice, writes Ilia Xypolia.

No Nato combat role in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

2017-06-29 12:03

Nato allies will increase troop numbers in Afghanistan to help the government battle a resurgent Taliban, but there is no question of returning to a combat role, the alliance's chief Jens Stoltenberg says.


US envoy Tillerson in Egypt at start of Mideast tour

2018-02-12 16:30

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was expected to meet President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Egypt on Monday, diplomatic sources has said, as he started a tour of the Middle East.

Tillerson meets EU, NATO leaders under cloud

2017-12-05 09:24

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting his EU and NATO counterparts in Brussels to shore up ties, with allies insisting he still plays a "key role" despite doubts over his future.

NATO looks to seize momentum in Afghanistan conflict

2017-11-09 22:09

Defence ministers from across the NATO alliance have met in Brussels to review next steps in the Afghanistan conflict and brainstorm ways to deal with the 16-year-old security crisis.

Libya strongman asks Europe for helicopters to fight migration

2017-09-29 18:30

Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar has asked Europe for helicopters and drones to fight rampant migration on the southern border of the war-wracked country.

Mattis, Stoltenberg in Kabul

2017-09-27 08:16

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Kabul along with NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg weeks after President Donald Trump's pledge to send more troops to the war-torn country.

Afghan official says bomber who hit NATO wore woman's burqa

2017-08-04 14:14

Afghan official: Suicide bomber who hit a NATO patrol, killing a service member, 2 civilians, hid behind a woman's burqa

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

2017-07-19 14:00

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from becoming a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria

Trump gets 2nd chance to make 1st impression

2017-07-04 10:14

President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe and has his first encounter with Russia's Vladimir Putin.

NATO battalions ready to deter Russia

2017-06-29 22:35

Four international battalions stationed in eastern Europe are now ready to respond to any Russian "aggression".

Afghans suffer deadliest Ramadan since 2001

2017-06-24 22:34

Afghanistan has suffered its deadliest Ramadan since the US-led invasion in 2001 with over 200 killed and hundreds wounded, a report says.

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