NATO

  • US-led coalition jets strike Kobani, Islamic State shells hit Turkey 3 days ago

    Mursitpinar: US-led coalition jets pounded suspected Islamic State targets at least six times in the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Saturday after the fiercest shelling in days by the insurgents shook the town's centre and hit border areas within Turkey. Shelling continued after the strikes hit the centre of Kobani....
  • Ramped up air strikes stall Islamic State advance on Syrian town 5 days ago

    Mursitpinar: Two days of heavy air strikes by US warplanes have slowed an advance by Islamic State militants against Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani. Last week Turkish and US officials said Islamic State were on the verge of taking Kobani from its heavily outgunned Kurdish defenders, after...
  • Riots in Turkey kill 19 over failure to aid besieged Syrian Kurds October 8, 2014

    Mursitpinar: At least 19 people were reported killed in riots across Turkey, the deadliest street unrest in years, after the Kurdish minority rose up in fury at the government's refusal to protect a besieged Syrian town from Islamic State. Street battles raged between Kurdish protesters and police across Turkey's mainly Kurdish...
  • Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border October 2, 2014

    Mursitpinar: Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which...
  • Ukraine says ceasefire violations hold up creation of buffer zone September 21, 2014

    Kiev: The Ukrainian military accused separatists and Russian troops on Sunday of continuing to shoot at government forces despite a September 5 ceasefire and said Kiev would not go ahead with setting up a proposed buffer zone until the truce violations stopped. Ukraine's warring sides agreed on Friday to withdraw artillery...
  • Rivals sign deal, Ashraf Ghani to replace Karzai as Afghanistan President September 21, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's two rival presidential candidates signed a powersharing deal on Sunday, ending a prolonged standoff over disputed election results at a pivotal moment in the warweary nation's history. The final vote count is also scheduled for release, after being delayed for lastminute talks to break a deadlock that plunged...
  • NATO chief: Ukraine has ceasefire 'in name only' September 21, 2014

    Vilnius: NATO's top general said on Saturday the twoweekold truce between Ukraine and proRussian militants fighting in the country's east is a "ceasefire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible for outsiders...
  • NATO reviews ties with Russia as new truce reached in Ukraine September 20, 2014

    Vilnius: NATO's top military commanders are meeting in Lithuania on Saturday to discuss relations with Russia as the warring sides in Ukraine agreed to pull back troops under a new peace plan reached overnight in Belarus. General Knud Bartels, who chairs NATO's Military Committee, said defence chiefs from the 28 nation...
  • John Kerry in Iraq backs government, says Baghdad a partner against Islamic State September 10, 2014

    Baghdad: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday endorsed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider alAbadi's plans to mend Baghdad's relations with Sunnis and Kurds, and said Iraq was a partner in the fight against Islamic State militants. Kerry, on a tour of the Middle East to build military, political and financial...
  • India, Afghanistan to intensify security, defence cooperation September 10, 2014

    Kabul: India on Wednesday assured all possible help to the Afghan people to realise their vision of a strong, independent and prosperous Afghanistan as the two countries agreed to intensify cooperation in areas like security, defence and reconstruction work in the wartorn country. India's assurance was conveyed by External Affairs Minister...
  • NATO chief hails formation of new Iraqi government September 10, 2014

    Brussels: NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Tuesday welcomed the formation of the new Iraqi government, encouraging all Iraqi political leaders to stand behind the new government. "This new government is an important step towards building unity, security and stability in Iraq," Xinhua quoted Rasmussen as saying in a statement. He called...
  • Canadian Navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets September 9, 2014

    Toronto: A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine. Defense Minister Rob Nicholson said on Monday it was "unnecessarily provocative." He said while the incident on Sunday did not pose a threat,...
  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense September 6, 2014

    Warsaw, Poland: Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapidreaction "spearhead" force to protect the region from Russian bullying. They have long sought a commitment to allay their fears, especially following Russia's recent aggression in Ukraine. But not all share in the joy....
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 5, 2014

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  • News 360: School children talk to Narendra Modi on Teacher's day September 5, 2014

    On Friday, September 5, the occasion of Teachers' Day, student's across the country listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day speech, through live telecast and webcast. He kept his speech short but focused on the key aspects of education in the changing times. ...
  • NATO agrees on plan to strengthen collective defence September 5, 2014

    Cardiff: NATO leaders on Friday agreed on a readiness action plan to strengthen the bloc's collective defence and deal with any challenge, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. The NATO allies face a security environment which is more unpredictable than ever, including Russia's "aggression" against Ukraine, violent extremism in the...
  • Ukraine set to sign peace plan with rebels September 5, 2014

    Minsk: Ukraine was set on Friday to sign a Kremlinbacked truce with insurgents that could halt nearly five months of bloodshed but whose failure would unleash new Western sanctions against Russia. But even before the peace talks opened in the Belarussian capital Minsk, renewed combat was erupting on the edge of...
  • France suspends delivery of warship to Russia September 3, 2014

    Paris: France is suspending the delivery of a hulking warship to Russia amid security concerns about Moscow's actions in neighbouring Ukraine, President Francois Hollande's office said on Wednesday. The announcement comes a day before the start of a NATO summit and after months of pressure on France from allies to suspend...
  • Confusion as Ukraine, Russia announce progress towards peace September 3, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine said on Wednesday its president had agreed with Russia's Vladimir Putin on steps towards a "ceasefire regime" in Kiev's conflict with proRussian rebels, but the Kremlin denied any actual truce deal, sowing confusion on the eve of a NATO summit. "The parties reached mutual understanding on the steps that...
  • US welcomes proposed EU sanctions on Russia August 31, 2014

    Washington: 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. "We welcome the European Council's consensus today to show strong support for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity...
  • Crisis with Russia close to fullscale war August 31, 2014

    Brussels: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday that his country is "close to the point of no return" and "point of no return is fullscale war". "I think that we are very close to the point of no return," Poroshenko said at a press conference at a European Union summit...
  • Russian interference in Ukraine is intolerable: US August 30, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Saturday accused Russia of moving across the border and targeting the Ukrainian military positions. "Based on Russia's effort to escalate the situation militarily, we have seen the continued movement of equipment and material across the border from Russia into Ukraine," the White House Press Secretary Josh...
  • Ukraine seeks to join NATO; defiant Putin compares Kiev to Nazis August 29, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of proMoscow rebels. Russian President Vladimir Putin, defiant as ever, compared Kiev's drive to regain control of...
  • More than 1,000 Russian troops operating in Ukraine: NATO August 28, 2014

    Belgium: Well over 1,000 Russian troops are operating inside Ukraine, marking a significant escalation of Moscow's military involvement in the country, NATO said on Thursday. The alliance released satellite images it said showed Russian combat forces, armed with heavy weapons, engaged in military operations inside Ukrainian territory. "Over the past two weeks...
  • US's Kerry in Kabul to try to break deadlock over Afghan presidency August 8, 2014

    Kabul: US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Afghanistan on Thursday for his second visit in under a month to push a deal between the country's two presidential candidates on how to share power after an audit of a disputed election is complete. Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah shook hands...
  • Libya calls for UNsupervised ceasefire August 7, 2014

    Tobruk: The newly inaugurated Libyan parliament has threatened to act against warring militias who don't abide by its call for an immediate ceasefire, which it says would be supervised by the United Nations. The parliament's call late on Wednesday is among its first since it convened in the eastern city of...
  • Russia bans all US food; NATO fears it may attack Ukraine August 7, 2014

    Moscow: Russia will ban all imports of food from the United States and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine. The measures will hit consumers at home who rely on cheap...
  • Kabul: Man dressed in Afghan army uniform kills US major general August 5, 2014

    Kabul: A man dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire Tuesday on NATO troops at a military base, killing a U.S. twostar general and wounding some 15 people, among them a German brigadier general and a number of Americans troops, authorities said. The attack at Camp Qargha, a base west...
  • Terrorist attack on Kabul airport, gunfire, explosions heard July 17, 2014

    Kabul: A militant attack is underway at Kabul airport on Thursday as explosions and gunfire rang out. The interior ministry said a group of insurgents had opened fire with automatic weapons and rocketpropelled grenades after seizing a building under construction at the airport. The attack began around 4:30 am (0000 GMT)...
  • Kerry arrives for NATO talks on Ukraine, Iraq June 25, 2014

    Brussels: US Secretary of State John Kerry huddled with European allies ahead of key NATO talks today, after a whirlwind visit to Iraq aimed at shoring up Iraqi unity. Shortly after flying in on a US military plane from northern Iraq, Kerry met late yesterday with EU foreign policy chief Catherine...