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NATO chief says peace deal in Afghanistan closer than ever before

08 August, 2019 6:03 am 6:03 am

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that there was a real chance for peace in Afghanistan as US-Taliban peace talks continue in Qatar. “We now see a real chance for peace in Afghanistan, we are closer to a peace deal than ever before,” Stoltenberg told reporters at a news conference … Read More

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NATO calls on Russia to destroy new missile, warns of response

06 June, 2019 4:00 pm 4:00 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO urged Russia on Tuesday to destroy a new missile before an August deadline and save a treaty that keeps land-based nuclear warheads out of Europe or face a more determined alliance response in the region. NATO defence ministers will discuss on Wednesday their next steps if Moscow keeps the missile system … Read More

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COAS, NATO envoy discuss Pak-Afghan border reconciliation process

05 May, 2019 4:47 pm 4:47 pm

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Senior Civil Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ, on Thursday. During the meeting, both the leaders discussed matter related to peace and stability in the region. They also exchanged views on Pak-Afghan border … Read More

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Over 120 killed, nearly 600 wounded in Libya fighting: WHO

04 April, 2019 5:40 pm 5:40 pm

TRIPOLI (AFP) – Fighting near Tripoli has killed 121 people and wounded 561 since strongman Khalifa Haftar launched an offensive earlier this month to take the Libyan capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Sunday. WHO’s Libya account said on Twitter the organisation was sending medical supplies and more staff to Tripoli, and denounced “repeated … Read More

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Greece does ‘mission impossible’, ratifies North Macedonia acco...

01 January, 2019 11:31 pm 11:31 pm

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece on Friday ratified a landmark accord that changes the name of neighbouring Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with its neighbour and opening the way for the ex-Yugoslav republic to join the European Union and NATO. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who hammered out the deal with his Macedonian counterpart last year, secured … Read More

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Huawei sacks employee arrested in Poland on spying charges

01 January, 2019 11:35 am 11:35 am

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei HWT.UL said it had sacked an employee arrested in Poland on spying charges in a case that could intensify Western security concerns about the company. Poland’s internal affairs minister, Joachim Brudzinski, called for the European Union and NATO to work on a joint position over whether … Read More

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Use lesson of oppression to promote tolerance, Pope urges Lithuania

09 September, 2018 9:54 am 9:54 am

VILNIUS (Reuters) – Pope Francis said at the start of a four-day trip to the Baltics  that Lithuania should see its painful past under Soviet and Nazi domination as an impetus to promote tolerance in Europe. Francis, on the first trip by a pope to the region since 1993, is using his visit to carry … Read More

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Poland suggests ‘Fort Trump’ as US weighs military base

09 September, 2018 10:33 am 10:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent US military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression. Polish President Andrzej Duda asked Trump for a permanent US base during a White House meeting, … Read More

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Some 400 prisoners escape prison in Tripoli chaos

09 September, 2018 8:37 am 8:37 am

TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Some 400 prisoners escaped from a jail in Libya’s capital while fighting between rival armed groups raged nearby, a judiciary official said as the United Nations called for the warring parties to meet on Tuesday. The inmates forced open the doors of the Ain Zara prison and guards were unable to stop … Read More

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Suicide bomber kills three in attack on NATO patrol in Afghanistan

08 August, 2018 2:35 pm 2:35 pm

KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed three NATO service members on a foot patrol in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday, officials said, and Taliban militants claimed responsibility. A NATO Resolute Support mission service member, an American, and two Afghan soldiers were wounded, the mission said in a statement. “Their sacrifice will endure in both our … Read More

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NATO’s paradox – united against Russia but divided by Trump

07 July, 2018 10:20 am 10:20 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit from Wednesday looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War and with plans to expand further to curb Russian power. But though NATO has much to be triumphalist about as … Read More

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Trump will tell NATO nations US cannot be the world’s piggy bank

07 July, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – President Donald Trump will tell fellow NATO countries at next week’s summit that the United States cannot be “the world’s piggy bank,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said on Tuesday. “What the president is going to do is go into these meetings with the mindset to protect the American … Read More

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