World News | Reuters | Friday April 24, 2015
Taliban insurgents shot rockets onto a US base outside Kabul and targeted Afghan government buildings in a provincial capital today, as they officially launched their spring offensive in a year that has already seen fierce fighting.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday April 22, 2015
The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide Tuesday, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy's 100th anniversary.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday April 22, 2015
Poland said on Tuesday it would buy Raytheon's Patriot missiles from the United States and provisionally selected French Airbus helicopters as it speeds up the modernisation of its military amid tensions with Russia.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 19, 2015
Claims that the Islamic State group carried out a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan raise questions about whether the culprits are the real deal or Taliban turncoats now waving the IS black flag.
World News | Reuters | Saturday April 18, 2015
A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said on Saturday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 16, 2015
Delegates from Libya's rival parliaments gathered in Morocco today for what UN mediators demanded be a "final" push for a unity government to stem mounting jihadism and a desperate exodus of asylum-seekers.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 16, 2015
Greece is negotiating with Russia for the purchase of missiles for its S-300 anti-missile systems and for their maintenance, Russia's RIA news agency quoted Greek Defence Minister Panos Kammenos as saying on Wednesday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 13, 2015
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia and Ukraine to set in motion the next phase of the shaky Minsk peace accords aimed at stopping the fighting in east Ukraine, ahead of talks about their implementation in Berlin on M...
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 12, 2015
NATO believes that Russia has supplied more troops and weapons to pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 11, 2015
Suicide car bombers targeted NATO convoys in two separate attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, killing three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown Taliban offensive in the spring fighting season.
World News | Agence France Press | Friday April 10, 2015
A Taliban suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in eastern Afghanistan today, killing at least three civilians as security forces brace for a full-blown insurgent offensive in the spring fighting season.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday April 10, 2015
A suicide car bomb targeted a NATO convoy in Afghanistan today, killing at least three civilians in the eastern city of Jalalabad, officials said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday April 9, 2015
An American and an Afghan soldier were killed on Wednesday when a firefight broke out between Afghan and NATO coalition forces at a compound where a senior US diplomat met a provincial governor in eastern Afghanistan, police and US sources said.
World News | Agece France-Presse | Friday April 3, 2015
Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday April 2, 2015
A suicide bomber today killed at least 16 people and wounded around 40 others, including a prominent Afghan lawmaker, in an attack on an anti-corruption protest outside the residence of the governor of restive Khost province, officials said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 31, 2015
Canadian lawmakers voted Monday to extend a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State group and for the first time strike at them in Syria as well as in Iraq.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 26, 2015
NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday praised US President Barack Obama's decision to keep the current level of 9,800 US troops in Afghanistan until the end of 2015.
World News | Reuters | Monday March 23, 2015
Danish warships will be a target for Russian nuclear weapons if the Scandinavian country joins NATO's missile defence programme, Russia's ambassador to Denmark told the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
World News | Reuters | Sunday March 22, 2015
The West should consider using all its tools to help Ukraine, including sending defensive weapons, NATO's top military commander said on Sunday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 19, 2015
A suicide bomber killed an Afghan provincial police chief in Kabul, a regional official said on Thursday, the latest killing to be claimed by Taliban insurgents in a wave of attacks coinciding with the sharp drawdown of foreign troops.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 18, 2015
NATO allies are scrambling to protect vulnerable Baltic partners from the threat of hybrid warfare; a Russian tactic that officials and experts say is based on deception rather than formal declaration of war.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 12, 2015
At least seven policemen were killed today in an ambush in northern Afghanistan, provincial officials said, highlighting the challenges facing local forces battling the Taliban without NATO combat help.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday March 11, 2015
NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said today he was "disappointed" by Russia's decision to quit the landmark Treaty on Conventional Forces in Europe as arms control efforts remained important to all sides.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday March 11, 2015
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today that Russia was still arming and training rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called for the warring parties to help foreign monitors to reinforce a ceasefire.