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.


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.

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