NATO

'Nasty', 'two-faced', 'brain dead': NATO pulls off summit despite insults

NATO leaders set aside public insults ranging from "delinquent" to "brain dead" and "two-faced", declaring at a 70th anniversary summit they would stand together against a common threat from Russia and prepare for China's rise.

December 24, 2015
December 24, 2015

Afghan forces 'kill Taliban fighters'

A local Taliban commander and 50 fighters have been killed in overnight fighting in the Sangin district of Helmand province, Afghan officials say.

December 21, 2015
December 21, 2015

Taliban bomb kills six foreign soldiers

A suicide vehicle bomb attack on a patrol near a base at Bagram in eastern Afghanistan kills six foreign soldiers and injured three, Nato says.

December 7, 2015
December 7, 2015

Nato says won't send ground troops to fight IS: Report

Nato has ruled out sending ground troops to fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Nato General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg told a Swiss newspaper, stressing the need to bolster local forces in the conflict.

December 7, 2015
December 7, 2015

Nato says won't send ground troops to fight IS: Report

Nato has ruled out sending ground troops to fight against Islamic State militants in Syria, Nato General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg told a Swiss newspaper, stressing the need to bolster local forces in the conflict.

December 1, 2015
December 1, 2015

The Grand Theatre of War

World War I was once thought of as 'the War to End All Wars'. But the hypothesis that “violence can be extinguished with greater violence” has since been thoroughly disproved and should have no place in modern statecraft. Yet it is the bedrock of anti-terrorism.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Audio of ‘warning’ to Russia jet issued

The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it says were warnings to a Russian warplane before it was shot down on the Syrian border.

November 25, 2015
November 25, 2015

Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Belgium raises terror alert to highest level

Belgium raises alert status for its capital Brussels to the highest level on Saturday, shutting the metro and warning the public to avoid crowds because of a "serious and imminent" threat of an attack.

November 21, 2015
November 21, 2015

Belgium raises terror alert to highest level

Belgium raises its terror alert to the highest level in the capital Brussels on Saturday, with the OCAM national crisis centre warning of an "imminent threat" a week after the Paris attacks.