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US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

Washington - Russia is "paranoid" about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday.

Pentagon chief in Europe to drum up anti-IS support

Washington - US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter left for Europe on Tuesday to lead a major summit for key members of the US-driven coalition struggling to defeat the Islamic State group.

NATO to debate Turkey call for migrant help

Brussels - NATO will take any request to help with the refugee crisis "very seriously", chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday after Germany and Turkey sought the alliance's assistance in combating human smugglers.

Berlin, Ankara seek NATO aid to stop traffickers: Merkel

Ankara - Turkey and Germany will ask NATO to help police the Turkish coast and stop traffickers from sending migrants on dangerous sea journeys, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.

N. Korea rocket launch 'direct violation' of five UN resolutions: NATO chief

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Sunday condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket as a blatant breach of five UN resolutions and demanded Pyongyang comply with international law.

NATO says Russian air strikes 'undermining' Syria peace efforts

Amsterdam - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Friday that Russia's air strikes in Syria targeting rebel forces are "undermining" efforts to find a peaceful solution to the five-year war.

NATO warns Russia to 'respect' alliance airspace after Turkey violation

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg on Saturday warned Russia it must "fully respect" alliance airspace as key member Turkey blasted Moscow for "irresponsible behaviour" over a new violation.

NATO debates first Russia talks since 2014

Brussels - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg confirmed Thursday the alliance is discussing whether to hold its first formal talks with Russia since 2014 when the Ukraine crisis plunged relations into a deep freeze.

Polish leader presses NATO on permanent presence

Brussels - Polish President Andrzej Duda pressed NATO on Monday to establish "as permanent as possible" a presence in eastern Europe to counter a growing threat from Russia after its intervention in Ukraine.

German lawmakers irked by NATO plane deployment

Berlin - A NATO force of reconnaissance planes that includes German personnel will be sent to help Turkey police its border, drawing ire from politicians in Germany who said on Sunday they were not consulted.

New Polish authorities raid NATO spy centre, fire staff

Varsovia - Poland's new conservative government on Friday continued a controversial drive to replace senior officials with its own appointees when it raided a NATO counter-espionage centre in Warsaw and fired its senior staff.

Thousands rally against Montenegro's NATO membership

Podgorica - Several thousand supporters of pro-Russian opposition parties protested Saturday against Montenegro's NATO membership, demanding a referendum over the issue.

Russia warns NATO after Montenegro invite

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday said it would be forced to react to NATO expansion after the US-led alliance invited Montenegro to become its 29th member.

Kerry urges NATO to 'step up' IS fight, praises Britain

Brussels - US Secretary of State John Kerry urged NATO allies Wednesday to intensify the fight against Islamic State, singling out Britain for praise as it looks set to join airstrikes against the jihadist group in Syria.

NATO invites Montenegro to join, angering Russia

Brussels - NATO on Wednesday invited Montenegro to become the 29th member of the US-led military alliance, defying Russia's warnings it would have to respond to what it branded a threat to its security.

NATO readies new support for Turkey: Stoltenberg

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the alliance was working on new support measures for Turkey, but insisted the commitment predated Ankara's shooting down of a Russian jet on the Syrian border.

NATO set to invite Montenegro to join alliance: Sources

Brussels - The Balkan state of Montenegro will on Wednesday be formally invited to join the NATO military alliance, diplomatic sources said, a move which could further strain already difficult ties with Moscow.

Turkey will not apologise for downing Russian fighter jet: PM

Brussels - Turkey will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border but Moscow should reconsider retaliatory sanctions, Turkish premier Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday as he held talks at NATO headquarters.

Kerry readies wide-ranging European tour

Washington - Secretary of State John Kerry sets out on a European tour, stopping in Paris for a week for a UN climate summit, before heading to a NATO meet and traveling across the continent.

NATO head urges 'calm, de-escalation' after Russian plane downed

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.

NATO calls 'extraordinary meeting' after Turkey downs Russian jet

Brussels - NATO allies will hold an "extraordinary" meeting Tuesday at Ankara's request to discuss Turkey's shooting down of a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border, an alliance official said.

Paris attacks not a fight between west and Islam, says NATO chief

Brussels - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Saturday the deadly attacks in Paris highlight a fight between extremists and supporters of democratic values rather than one between the Islamic and western worlds.

NATO chief says alliance must counter Russia military build-up

Lisbon - NATO head Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the alliance must counter a Russian military build-up in the Baltic, the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean which could give Moscow control of key areas in a crisis.

NATO exercises send clear message to potential foes: Stoltenberg

Zaragoza - NATO's biggest military exercise in more than a decade sends a clear message to friends and foes alike that it is ready to face the challenges of a fast-changing world, alliance head Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

Egypt's Sisi calls for NATO help in Libya 'vacuum'

London - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for NATO powers to help rebuild Libya, beset by violence since an uprising backed by the Western military alliance toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi, in an interview.

NATO exercise in 1983 sparked Soviet fears of nuke strike

Washington - NATO war games in 1983 inadvertently put the world on the brink of nuclear confrontation with the Soviet Union, and US officials underestimated the seriousness of the situation, according to a newly declassified document.

Death toll rises to 30 from U.S. strike on Afghan hospital

Kabul - The death toll from a US air strike on an Afghan hospital has jumped to 30, Doctors Without Borders said Sunday, as an initial NATO probe conceded that the catastrophic raid caused civilian casualties.

Montenegro PM optimistic over bid to join NATO this year

Podgorica - Montenegro's premier expressed optimism Thursday that the tiny Balkan country would join NATO by the year's end, after the chief of the military alliance visited Podgorica and commended its reforms.

Russia will soon suffer 'casualties' after Syria intervention: U.S. defence secretary

Brussels - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday Russia will soon begin to suffer casualties after dramatically expanding its military support for long-time ally, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

NATO head sees 'troubling escalation' of Russian activity in Syria

Brussels - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday there had been a "troubling escalation" in Russian military activity in Syria, after Moscow dramatically expanded its air campaign.
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Around 24 NATO supply trucks were destroyed by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
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