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Secretary of State Tillerson visits Ankara as Turkey says its Syria campaign over

Secretary of State Tillerson visits Ankara as Turkey says its Syria campaign over

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in Ankara today for talks on the Syria conflict, just a day after Turkey announced that its military offensive was over.

EU backs defence plan after Donald Trump win fuelled fears

EU backs defence plan after Donald Trump win fuelled fears

EU ministers approved a common defence plan despite sharp differences over how far it should go, as Donald Trump's election win stoked fears about Washington's commitment to European security.

Turkey allows more patrol flights on Syria border by NATO allies: Official

Turkey has adjusted its military rules of engagement to allow NATO allies to carry out more patrol flights along its border with northern Syria, a Turkish official said on Tuesday.

US top envoy John Kerry to visit Egypt's Sisi

US top envoy John Kerry to visit Egypt's Sisi

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Kerry would fly to Cairo after talks on the Syrian crisis in Vienna and before heading to Brussels to meet the NATO allies.

NATO cannot limit missile defences to please Russia, says U.S.

NATO allies cannot agree to Russian demands to limit their missile defences because of the threat posed by North Korea, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Tuesday.

NATO leaves door open for troops to remain in Afghanistan

Urged on by the United States, NATO is open to keeping more troops in Afghanistan than initially planned after 2016, but officials said today the alliance is waiting for the Obama administration to announce its decision on a larger military presence there.