NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

Apr 3, 2014

NATO voices 'grave concern' over Russian troop buildup

NATO warned on Wednesday that Russia’s military presence on the flash point border with Ukraine was of “grave concern” and that Moscow’s forces could reach military objectives in just days. Ukraine’s new government meanwhile took the first step toward granting more powers to the ...

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

Apr 2, 2014

NATO allies pledge to beef up eastern defenses

NATO foreign ministers moved Tuesday to beef up the defenses of front-line alliance members feeling menaced by a more assertive Russia, with Secretary of State John Kerry proclaiming the U.S. commitment to their security is “unwavering.” The ministers from NATO’s 28 member nations also ...

Mar 29, 2014

Former Norway PM to take NATO reins

Former Norwegian Premier Jens Stoltenberg was named the next NATO chief Friday, taking over from Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen at a key moment in Europe. Stoltenberg told reporters after news of his appointment that it is crucial the 28-nation trans-Atlantic alliance keeps up military ...

Mar 6, 2014

Ishiba: Asia needs body like NATO

Japan should aim to create a multilateral security alliance in Asia similar to NATO to help counterbalance China's ongoing military buildup, Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba says.

NATO combat dog 'in Afghan Taliban custody'

Feb 7, 2014

NATO combat dog 'in Afghan Taliban custody'

The Taliban said Friday they have captured a military dog belonging to NATO forces in Afghanistan, releasing a video of the canine in a high-tech harness. Insurgent spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said Friday that the dog was captured during a battle about a month ago ...

Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

Feb 2, 2014

Pivotal Afghan presidential campaign ready to begin

The posters are printed. The rallies are organized. A televised debate is planned. Campaign season for Afghanistan’s presidential election kicks off Sunday, and the stakes are high for the 11 candidates vying to succeed President Hamid Karzai and oversee the final chapter in a ...