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White House sought military strike against Iran

The White House demanded that the military draft plans for strikes on Iran after attacks in Iraq last year, sparking concern at the Pentagon...

Brazil government not looking to interrupt Embraer-Boeing tie-up

The Brazilian government is not poised to interrupt plans for a tie-up between national planemaker Embraer and US giant Boeing, a senior official said...

US urges Bosnia to stay on NATO path

A senior US diplomat on Monday urged Bosnia to stay on the path to join NATO, a process one of its three newly-elected presidents...

Netherlands Government Approves NATO National Plan

The Netherlands government has today approved the national plan on the NATO Defence Investment Pledge. This plan includes the government commitment to designate additional...

Arabs in talks with US for security pact, Saudis say

Arab countries are in talks with the United States for a new security agreement to protect the Middle East from "external aggression", Saudi Foreign...

New NATO Scientific Projects to Help with the Fight Against Terrorism

Three technologies on detection and clearance of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), namely a semi-autonomous robot for detection of mines and IEDs, a lightweight and...

Europe Should Keep its Defense Within NATO, Says Stoltenberg

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has told DW that European defense efforts should remain within the alliance. Stoltenberg also criticized Russia over its SSC-8...

Joint Turkey-US patrols begin in Syria’s Manbij

Troops from Turkey and the United States launched joint patrols in the northern Syrian city of Manbij on Thursday, the Turkish defence minister said,...

Swiss backtrack on selling weapons to conflict states

The Swiss government on Wednesday reversed a decision to loosen restrictions on weapons exports to countries wracked by internal conflict following outcry over the...

Bulgaria’s arms exports top 1.2 billion euros in 2017

Bulgaria's booming arms trade continued to grow in 2017 with arms and ammunitions exports topping 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion), an official report showed...