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US general urges more German spending to ease military transit

US Army Lieutenant General Ben Hodges told Reuters the large-scale Saber Guardian war game conducted this summer with 25,000 troops and forces from 24 countries showed progress in the logistics needed to respond to a major military threat.

Germany reviews arms shipments to Turkey amid row

In the months after the July 2016 coup attempt, Germany already blocked 11 separate arms export shipments to Turkey, including handguns, ammunition or weapons components.

NATO urges Turkey, Germany to settle air base row

NATO urges Turkey, Germany to settle air base row

NATO`s Secretary General has urged the Turkish and German foreign ministers to resolve their differences over visits to Turkish air bases, part of a wider row between the two allies.

Pakistan must be held accountable for working against US interests: Republican Congressman

The US has been reluctant to cut ties or meaningfully confront Pakistan over its treachery because the supply line that keeps the coalition fed and equipped in Afghanistan runs through Pakistan, Republican Congressman Ted Poe said in an op-ed in The Washington Times titled 'Pakistan's long history of duplicity'.

US deploys advanced anti-aircraft missiles in Baltics for first time

The Patriot battery was brought to the Siauliai military airbase on Monday, ahead of the Tobruk Legacy exercise, and will be withdrawn when the exercise ends on July 22, a Lithuanian defence ministry spokeswoman told Reuters.

 

United Nations: Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons

To loud applause, Elayne Whyte Gomez, president of the UN conference that has been negotiating the legally binding treaty, announced the results of the "historic" vote - 122 nations in favour, the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining.

 

Donald Trump calls out Russia, cites efforts to subvert Western civilization

Donald Trump calls out Russia, cites efforts to subvert Western civilization

Trump meets President Vladimir Putin for the first time face-to-face on Friday in Hamburg, the site of the G20 summit.

Donald Trump backs NATO as he warns future of the West at stake

Donald Trump backs NATO as he warns future of the West at stake

Around 10,000 people turned out to see him, many arriving on free buses laid on by Poland`s conservative ruling party, which was eager to ensure Trump got the adulation he craves.

 

New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), spearheaded by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, have taken several parts of the northern Syrian town since their assault began this month.

Next NATO summit in Brussels mid-2018

"I expect the 2018 summit will take place here in Brussels next summer," Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after a defence ministers meeting at NATO headquarters.

NATO requests more troops to reinforce Afghanistan mission

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday that the Alliance had requested a few thousand more troops to increase its presence in Afghanistan.

No NATO combat role in Afghanistan: Jens Stoltenberg

NATO ended its longest-ever military operation in 2014 when it handed over frontline duties to the Afghan military and took on an advice and training mission, but recent Taliban gains have dented hopes of a quick end to the war.

US says its warning appears to have averted Syrian chemical attack

Washington accused Syrian forces of using the Shayrat airfield for a chemical weapons attack in April. Syria denies this.
 

Turkey returns fire on Kurdish YPG in Syria, warplanes hit militants in Iraq

Ankara considers the YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is deemed a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.
 

US defence chief rebukes Vladimir Putin for `mischief`

US defence chief rebukes Vladimir Putin for `mischief`

Jim Mattis` visit to Germany is his fourth to Europe since becoming US defence secretary in January. 

Declare Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism: US lawmaker

Declare Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism: US lawmaker

Poe alleged that since 1990, Pakistan has been supporting terrorist groups in Kashmir like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in its proxy war with India.
 

Norway-Russia relations to deteriorate following US Marines' base extension: Russian embassy

Norway`s decision to extend the presence of U.S. Marines on its soil will worsen relations with neighbouring Russia and could escalate tensions on NATO`s northern flank, the Russian embassy in Oslo told Reuters on Saturday.

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

Taliban chief warns US that troop surge in Afghanistan will be a 'mistake'

President Donald Trump recently authorized his defense secretary, Jim Mattis, to add several thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, primarily tasked to train and advise Afghan forces.

US Congressmen say Pakistan accountable for American blood on its hands, table bill to revoke Islamabad's ally status

US Congressmen say Pakistan accountable for American blood on its hands, table bill to revoke Islamabad's ally status

A MNNA country is eligible for priority delivery of defense material, an expedited arms sale process, and a US loan guarantee program.

United States tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish militia: Turkish sources

United States tells Turkey it will take back weapons from Kurdish militia: Turkish sources

In a letter to Turkey's Defence Minister Fikri Isik, Mattis said the United States had informed Turkey about the weapons it had given the YPG and that it would provide monthly lists of the arms supplied, the sources said in a statement.