Georgia will not allow pressure from Russia to stop it hosting a NATO training centre on its territory or deter its plans to deepen ties with the West, the former Soviet republic`s defence minister said.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged NATO allies not to pay ransoms for kidnapped nationals, as leaders of the Western military alliance met on Friday to discuss their response to the threat of jihadists in Iraq.
More than two decades after the collapse of the Soviet Union brought an end to the Cold War, Ukraine`s crisis is driving the US-led defence alliance back to its original purpose: To protect its members against a perceived Russian threat.
NATO defence ministers agreed series of steps to bolster protection in eastern Europe after the Ukraine crisis, but insisted they were acting within the limits of a key post-Cold War treaty with Moscow.
An FIR filed by Pakistani police over a rare US drone strike outside the tribal belt states all those killed were Afghans, contradicting the government`s assertion that the victims were innocent citizens.