NATO aggravating tensions by boosting military presence:Russia

NATO is ratcheting up tensions by boosting its military presence on Europe's eastern flank and Moscow will adapt its defence policy accordingly, a senior Russian official said today.

NATO `aggravating tensions` by boosting eastern Europe military presence: Russia

NATO is ratcheting up tensions by boosting its military presence on Europe`s eastern flank and Moscow will adapt its defence policy accordingly, a senior official said Tuesday.

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's "mission accomplished" plans

NATO will declare "mission accomplished" this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.

Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine
Russia and NATO square off over Ukraine

Russia vowed on Tuesday to adopt a beefed up new military doctrine over NATO`s plans to establish a rapid-response team that could ward off the Kremlin`s expansion into Ukraine and feared push further west.

Australia to step up formal partnership with NATO at summit

Australia is set to step up its partnership with NATO, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, as the country pursues a bigger roll in global crises from Iraq and Syria to Ukraine. 

Baltics poised for Obama visit amid high anxiety over Russia

From Tallinn to Warsaw, Russian moves in Ukraine are sparking grave concern across a region deeply scarred by war and decades of Soviet occupation on the eve of a landmark visit by US President Barack Obama.

Fidel Castro compares NATO to Nazis, lashes out at US

Cuban ex-president Fidel Castro lashed out at the United States and Europe yesterday, accusing them of war-mongering and comparing the NATO military alliance's representatives to the Nazi SS.

Turkey summons US envoy over Snowden spying claims

Turkey on Monday said it had summoned the US charge d'affaires in Ankara to demand an explanation over a report that Washington has spied intensively on Turkish leaders since 2006.

10 Libya troops killed in clashes with jihadists: Army

Jihadist gunmen clashed on Monday with Libyan troops in Benghazi, killing 10 soldiers, as the Islamists tried to advance on an airport in the eastern city, the army said.

War could spread beyond Ukraine, warns Poland`s Tusk

Poland`s Prime Minister Donald warned on Monday that the war in eastern Ukraine risks spreading if NATO does not toughen its stance quickly.

NATO upgrade to mean bigger eastern Europe presence: Rasmussen

NATO will upgrade its military readiness at a summit this week to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

Afghan defence minister may attend NATO summit: Official

Afghanistan may have to send only its defence minister to a crucial NATO summit that will decide on future support because of an impasse over the presidential election, officials said on Sunday.

US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia
US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia

The United States has welcomed the European Union's decision to impose fresh sanctions on Russia if it continues to escalate the conflict in Ukraine, giving it a week's time to dissipate the tensions.

Ukraine says fighter jet shot down by Russian missile

Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine, Afghanistan issues to dominate NATO Summit

The current situation in Ukraine and the security transition in Afghanistan at the end of the year will dominate the proceedings of the NATO Summit next week, according to White House officials.

Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon
Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon

Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday.

Ukraine wants to seek NATO membership: Yatsenyuk

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that the government is seeking to join NATO and is submitting a relevant bill to parliament to end the country's official 'non-bloc' policy.

NATO chief urges Russia to halt 'illegal military actions' in Ukraine

NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Friday on Russia to halt its "illegal" military actions in Ukraine, after the West accused Moscow of direct involvement in the conflict.

Ukraine wants to seek NATO membership: PM
Ukraine wants to seek NATO membership: PM

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his government is mulling to join NATO and is submitting a relevant bill to Parliament to end it's official 'non-bloc' policy, AFP reported.

NATO holds emergency meeting over Ukraine crisis
NATO holds emergency meeting over Ukraine crisis

Ambassadors of the 28 NATO members Friday met in an emergency meeting in Brussels to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, as the West stepped up its accusations of direct Russian involvement in the conflict.