Suicide attack in Kabul kills at least seven: Official

A suicide attacker killed at least seven people after detonating a car bomb near a district police headquarters in the centre of the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, officials said.

Moscow-friendly Greece could `paralyse` NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO`s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday.

Russian bombers spark NATO scramble, protest in Baltic

NATO jets were scrambled Tuesday to escort Russian fighters and nuclear-capable bombers flying near the Baltic states and Sweden with their transponders switched off, sparking protests over the danger they posed to civil aviation.

US, Afghan leaders to discuss troop withdrawal

 President Barack Obama is to meet Tuesday with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani, who has asked Washington for "flexibility" on the pace of US troop withdrawals from the war-torn country.

Lawmakers urge Britain to re-arm in response to Russia

 Britain must urgently rebuild defence capabilities abandoned after the Cold War to face growing global threats, including from Russia, a committee of lawmakers warned on Tuesday.

Eight killed in air strike as Libya government aims to recapture capital

Eight civilians were killed in an air strike near Tripoli on Monday, the U.S. ambassador said, as Libya`s internationally recognised government pressed on with an assault to recapture the capital it abandoned to a rival faction last year.

Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield
Russia threatens to aim nuclear missiles at Denmark ships if it joins NATO shield

Russia threatened to aim nuclear missiles at Danish warships if Denmark joins NATO`s missile defence system, in comments Copenhagen called unacceptable and NATO said would not contribute to peace.

NATO allies come to grips with Russia`s `hybrid warfare`

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.

US to send Patriot missiles for drill in Poland

A US Patriot missile battery will take part in a joint exercise this month with Poland designed to reassure NATO allies anxious over a resurgent Russia, the Pentagon said Friday.

UN resolution needed for any NATO role in Libya: Spain

UN Security Council member Spain called Thursday for a deal to end unrest in Libya within weeks and said a UN resolution would be needed to approve any NATO intervention there.

At least seven Afghan police killed in ambush: Officials

At least seven policemen were killed on Thursday in an ambush in northern Afghanistan, provincial officials said, highlighting the challenges facing local forces battling the Taliban without NATO combat help.

NATO chief says Russia still equipping Ukraine rebels

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday that Russia was continuing to arm and train rebel forces in eastern Ukraine and he called on Moscow to respect a ceasefire by withdrawing fully from the conflict.

British foreign minister warns of threat from Russia

Russian actions in Ukraine are undermining the security of nations in Eastern Europe, British foreign minister Philip Hammond is to warn in a speech on Tuesday.

Ukraine says rebels attack near Mariupol, NATO deploys Baltics troops

Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists Monday of using mortars and a tank to fire on government positions near the eastern port of Mariupol in clashes that lasted several hours, violating a nearly month-old ceasefire.


Russia massing sophisticated weapons in Crimea: NATO

Russia has vastly enhanced its military capabilities in Crimea since annexing the peninsula, turning it into a "power projection platform," a senior NATO general was reported Monday as saying.

Two dead in Turkish fighter jet crash: Army

 Two Turkish pilots were killed on Thursday when their fighter jet crashed during a training flight, the military said, the second such accident in less than two weeks in the key NATO member. 

Afghan army takes on Taliban in first solo offensive

The Afghan army is waging its largest-ever solo offensive against the Taliban, hoping to strike a decisive blow ahead of the spring fighting season and prove it can rout the insurgents without the aid of US and NATO combat troops.

Afghan army pushes Taliban from south district: Officials

An American general and a senior Afghan police officer say the Afghan military has pushed the Taliban from a key district in a southern province. It was the first solo Afghan operation since international combat troops left at the end of last year.

Georgia says Russia bent on ''creeping annexation'' of breakaway regions

Russia is moving ahead with the "creeping annexation" of two breakaway Georgian regions as part of an aggressive strategy to broaden its influence in the region, Georgia`s foreign minister said on Thursday.

Russia could target Moldova: NATO commander

Russia could set its sights on Moldova to prevent it from "leaning to the West," following the conflict with Ukraine, the top NATO commander warned Wednesday.