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Erdogan demands support against PKK at NATO meeting

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged the European Union and other Western nations to step up support for Ankara's fight against Kurdish militants, as he addressed a meeting of NATO lawmakers.

Stoltenberg has 'good talk' with Trump on NATO future

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Friday he had had a positive talk with US President-elect Donald Trump on the future of the US-led alliance, amid concerns in Europe about Washington's commitment."Good talk with US President-elect realDonaldTrump.

NATO 'absolutely confident' Trump committed to alliance: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Friday voiced confidence that Donald Trump was committed to the transatlantic alliance, which has stood the test of time for both the United States and Europe.

Turkish NATO officers ask for asylum: alliance head

Ankara - A number of Turkish officers serving in NATO command posts have asked for asylum since a failed military coup in July, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Friday.

Strong Europe 'good' for the US, NATO 'vital': Obama

Atenas - A strong and unified Europe is "good" for the United States and NATO is "absolutely vital" for US security and prosperity, US President Barack Obama said Tuesday as he launched his final European trip.

NATO chief 'certain' Trump will meet US commitments

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday said he was sure Donald Trump would live up to all US commitments to the alliance, just days after urging the president-elect not to go it alone.

'Abhorrent' Bagram attack won't change US policy: Kerry

Wellington - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday condemned an "abhorrent and cowardly" suicide bombing which killed four Americans at a military base in Afghanistan.

'Abhorrent' Bagram attack won't change US policy: Kerry

Wellington - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday condemned an "abhorrent and cowardly" suicide bombing which killed four Americans at a military base in Afghanistan.

'Abhorrent' Bagram attack won't change US policy: Kerry

Wellington - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday condemned an "abhorrent and cowardly" suicide bombing which killed four Americans at a military base in Afghanistan.

Blast inside largest US base in Afghanistan kills four

Kabul - Four people were killed Saturday in an explosion inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan, NATO said, with local officials blaming a suicide attacker posing as a labourer for the major security breach.

US reinforcing troops in Europe as planned

Washington - The United States is continuing to reinforce its military forces in Europe as planned, irrespective of President-elect Donald Trump's future intentions, the Pentagon said Thursday.

EU a peace 'superpower', Mogherini says after Trump win

Brussels - The European Union is becoming a "superpower" indispensible for world peace, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said Thursday as Europe pondered the implications of Donald Trump's upset US election victory.

Isolationist Trump stokes NATO defence fears

Brussels - Donald Trump's "America first" approach has Europe worried he may cut US commitments to NATO just as it mounts its biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter a more assertive Russia.

Poland urges Trump to keep US troops on NATO's eastern flank

Varsovia - Poland's president urged US president-elect Donald Trump to keep Washington's promise to deploy troops on NATO's eastern flank amid tensions with Russia.

US leadership 'as important as ever': NATO chief

Brussels - US leadership is essential in facing up to new security challenges, NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday as he congratulated Donald Trump on a stunning US election victory.

NATO, EU are partners, not rivals in defence: top officials

Brussels - NATO and the European Union are partners in defence, not rivals, top officials said Thursday, downplaying any suggestion EU military ambitions might undermine the US-led alliance which has protected Europe for decades.

EU training Libyan coast guard to curb migrant flows

Brussels - The European Union has begun training the Libyan coast guard as part of efforts to curb the growing influx of irregular migrants from North Africa, EU foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Thursday.

NATO reports progress on eastern troop deployments

Brussels - NATO is making good progress in building up the battalions being deployed in eastern European allies badly rattled by a more assertive Russia, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

Russia scraps Spain fuel stop for Syria-bound warships

Madrid - Russia scrapped plans Wednesday to refuel Syria-bound warships in a Spanish port after Madrid came under pressure to refuse access to a flotilla that may be used to help attacks on Aleppo.

US, UK expect Raqa offensive in next few weeks

Brussels - The offensive to drive the Islamic State group from its Raqa stronghold in Syria will begin in the next few weeks, top US and British defence officials said Wednesday.

Spain under pressure to refuse refuel of Russian warships

Madrid - Spain was under pressure Wednesday from its allies to refuse permission for Russian warships headed for the Syrian coast to refuel at one of its ports.

NATO flies first AWACS surveillance mission backing anti-IS coalition

Brussels - Sophisticated NATO surveillance planes have flown their first mission in support of the US-led coalition battling the Islamic State group, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

US to deploy 330 troops in Norway

Oslo - The United States will deploy over 300 troops in Norway, the Norwegian government announced Monday, in a move set to upset neighbouring Russia.

Shoddy leaders contribute to rising Afghan military deaths: US general

Kabul - Basic leadership failures in many Afghan police and military units are helping drive casualty rates to ever-higher levels, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Sunday.

NATO shadows Russian naval force, fears more Aleppo attacks

Brussels - British warships on Thursday shadowed a Russian aircraft carrier battle group through the North Sea as NATO voiced fears the powerful force could soon join in attacks on Syria's besieged city of Aleppo.

Gunman kills two Americans near Kabul base, NATO says

Kabul - Two Americans including a civilian were killed when a gunman opened fire near a NATO base in Kabul Wednesday, the military coalition said, with Afghan officials calling it an "insider attack".

Gunman in Afghan army uniform kills NATO soldier: official

Kabul - A gunman wearing an Afghan military uniform killed one NATO soldier and injured five at a base in the capital Kabul on Wednesday, the defence ministry said.

NATO head backs stronger European defence

Rome - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg welcomed Friday European efforts for a more closely integrated defence policy, boosted since Britain's vote to leave the EU, but warned against trying to create "an alternative" to the North Atlantic Alliance.

Russia deploys nuclear-capable missiles on NATO doorstep

Vilnius - Russia is again deploying nuclear-capable Iskander missiles into its Kaliningrad outpost that borders two NATO members, Lithuania said Saturday, warning the move was aimed at pressuring the West into making concessions over Syria and Ukraine.

German court rejects payout for Afghanistan air strike victims

Karlsruhe - Germany's highest court on Thursday rejected compensation claims by relatives of victims of an air strike in Afghanistan seven years ago that was called in by a German NATO commander.
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