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NATO chief urges ‘more heavy weapons’ for Ukraine

THE HAGUE: Western countries must send Ukraine more heavy weaponry as it battles Russia s advance in the east of the country, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “Yes, Ukraine should have more heavy weapons,” Stoltenberg told a press conference

Finland’s president confirms country will apply to join NATO

Finland’s President Sauli Niinisto confirmed on Sunday that his country would apply for membership of the NATO military alliance, in a historic policy shift prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Moscow, which shares a 1,300 km (800 mile) border with

Zelensky slams NATO over rejection of no-fly zone

KYIV: Ukraine’s president has attacked Nato leaders over their refusal to implement a no-fly zone around the country. In a fiery speech, Volodymyr Zelensky said the West’s reluctance to intervene had given Russia “a green light” to continue bombarding towns

Britain considering major NATO deployment amid Ukraine crisis

LONDON: Britain is considering making a major NATO deployment as part of a plan to strengthen Europe’s borders in response to Russia massing troops on the border with Ukraine, the government said. Britain has said that any Russian incursion into

US, NATO troops leave Bagram airbase in Afghanistan

KABUL: All US and Nato troops have left the biggest air base in Afghanistan, a US defence official said on Friday, signalling the complete withdrawal of foreign forces was imminent after two decades of war. Bagram Air Base served as

Erdogan offers cooperation after US troops pullout from Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he held a “fruitful and sincere” meeting with his US counterpart Joe Biden on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels. “We believe there is no problem that cannot be resolved in

NATO adopts tough line on China at Biden’s debut summit

BRUSSELS: NATO leaders warned that China presents “systemic challenges,” taking a forceful stance towards Beijing in a communique at Joe Biden’s first summit with the alliance. The US president has urged his fellow NATO leaders to stand up to China’s

NATO troops to leave Afghanistan along with US

BRUSSELS: Foreign troops under NATO command will withdraw from Afghanistan in coordination with a US pull-out by September 11, NATO allies pledged, while agreeing to start removing troops on May 1 after two decades of war. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg,

NATO will leave Afghanistan when ‘time is right’: Stoltenberg

BRUSSELS: The Taliban Afghanistan must do more to meet the terms of a 2020 peace agreement with the United States to allow for any possible foreign troop withdrawal by a May deadline, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said. The defence ministers

NATO appoints Pontecorvo as new representative in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the appointment of Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as the Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. “I am glad to announce that I have appointed Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as NATO’s next Senior Civilian Representative in

The relevance of NATO

The future of NATO and its relevance is once being questioned just as leaders gather in London to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the military alliance. The meeting will ensure that NATO remains fit for the future. The latest controversy

COAS Bajwa meets NATO DGIMS to discuss mutual interest

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has held a meeting with Director-General of the NATO International Military Staff (DGIMS), Lieutenant General Hans-Werner Wiermann to discuss matters of mutual interest. According to a press release issued by

US warns Serbia off buying Russian missile systems

Skopje: US army warns Serbia to be “careful and cautious” about acquiring Russian air defence systems. US special envoy Matthew Palmer said, “We do of course have concerns not just about the deployment of Russian military equipment on the territory