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"NATO 'absolutely confident' Trump committed to alliance"

"NATO 'absolutely confident' Trump committed to alliance"

"I am absolutely confident President-elect Trump will maintain America's strong commitment to European security and to NATO," Stoltenberg told AFP.

NATO confident of Trump leadership in alliance

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday, he was certain that Donald Trump as U.S. president will lead the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and he is hoping to speak to the president-elect soon.

Angela Merkel to be the new `leader of the free world`

Angela Merkel to be the new `leader of the free world`

Berlin: The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s shoulders, analysts say, with some even crowning her the new "leader of the free world".

Barack Obama in Europe to reassure allies

Barack Obama in Europe to reassure allies

US President Barack Obama flew into Athens on his final foreign trip to Europe Wednesday, seeking to calm the nerves of allies concerned by Donald Trump`s surprise presidential election victory.

Donald Trump could build confidence with NATO pullback: Vladimir Putin aide

Donald Trump could build confidence with NATO pullback: Vladimir Putin aide

Vladimir Putin's spokesman says one way Donald Trump could help build confidence with Russia after he becomes president would be to persuade NATO to slow down its expansion or withdraw its forces from Russia's borders.

Explosion kills four in largest US base in Afghanistan

Explosion kills four in largest US base in Afghanistan

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgent group was behind the suicide attack inside Bagram, claiming it inflicted "heavy casualties on US invaders".

Russia to conduct observation fight over Turkey

Russian inspectors on Monday will start observation flights over the Turkish territory under the Open Skies Treaty to monitor its compliance, a senior Russian defense official said.

Major Russian naval deployment to intensify Aleppo assault: NATO diplomat

Russian warships off the coast of Norway are carrying fighter bombers that will likely reinforce a final assault on the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in two weeks, a senior NATO diplomat said on Wednesday citing Western intelligence.

NATO, Russia overshadow Montenegro vote

NATO invited the tiny Balkan country of 620,000 to join last year, partly out of concern at Russian influence in Montenegro, which has strong cultural and commercial links to its traditional Orthodox Christian ally.

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Relations with US have fundamentally changed: Russia Foreign Minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said relations between Russia and the US have undergone fundamental changes.

Britain vows to oppose any 'EU army'

Britain vows to oppose any 'EU army'

Britain vowed today to oppose any attempt to create an "EU army" following the Brexit vote, although the head of NATO denied that European defence cooperation would undermine the transatlantic alliance.

Aleppo attacks 'blatant violation of international law': NATO

NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the "morally totally unacceptable" bombardment of the Syrian city of Aleppo broke international law, while urging Russia to take genuine steps to restore a ceasefire.

Pakistan not putting enough pressure on Haqqani network: US General

General Nicholson said US troops in Afghanistan has been authorised by President Barack Obama to take any measures necessary to defend against the Haqqani threat.

Casualty rate soars for Afghan security forces: NATO

Authorities estimate about 5,000 local police and troops were killed in 2015 -- with an additional 15,000 wounded.

Turkish soldier killed in clash with Kurdish militants - security sources

One soldier was killed and three police officers were wounded in a clash with Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey on Monday, security sources said, as a spike in violence rocks the restive region.

UK Labour leader refuses to say he'd defend NATO ally from Russia

Jeremy Corbyn was asked several times at a leadership debate in Birmingham, central England, on Thursday if he would support the military alliance`s key principle of "collective defence" where any attack on one member country is considered an attack against all members.

Afghan air force needs more pilots, as well as more planes

The Afghan air force is limited not only by its size. Despite numbering only 130 aircraft, there are not enough pilots and crews to fly them all.

 Taliban capture key district in Afghanistan's Baghlan

Taliban capture key district in Afghanistan's Baghlan

Taliban insurgents, seeking to force the NATO-led coalition out of Afghanistan and bring in Islamic law, captured a key district in the northern province of Baghlan away after days of fighting, officials said on Monday.

US favours India's military support to Afghanistan; Pakistan 'concerned'

US favours India's military support to Afghanistan; Pakistan 'concerned'

India has already provided four Mi-25 helicopters to Afghanistan and US Commander said the country needs more military aircraft to deal with Taliban.

NATO says Turkey membership 'not in question' after coup

NATO said on Wednesday that Turkey's membership of the military alliance is "not in question" following the failed coup in July as the organisation stressed its "very clear position" of continued support for Ankara.