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NATO Summit 2019

NATO Leaders Downplay Divisions Threatening Military Alliance

Although the summit was meant to mark the military alliance's 70th birthday, tensions among the allies overshadowed the party. The celebration of unity was...

Israel and Czech Republic sign $125 mn missile defence deal

Jerusalem: Israel's defence ministry signed a deal with its Czech counterpart on Thursday to sell it radar systems used in the Jewish state's Iron...

Erdogan threatens to block NATO’s Baltic defence plan

Ankara: Turkey will block a NATO plan to defend Baltic countries unless the alliance recognises a Kurdish militant group as terrorists, President Recep Tayyip...

NATO Ships Test Next Generation of Electronic Warfare Defences

Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019)....

Poland to launch cyberspace defence force

NATO member Poland will launch a cyberspace defence force by 2024 made up of around 2,000 soldiers qualified in cybersecurity, the defence minister said...

France says ‘time has come’ to ease tensions with Russia

France said Monday that the time had come to start easing tensions with Russia as senior ministers held four-way talks in Moscow not seen...

NATO chief says bloc preparing for more Russian missiles

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Friday the military alliance needs to be ready for a world with more Russian missiles, after a UN warning...

Germany ups investment in NATO battalion in Lithuania

Germany will invest 110 million euros (US$127 million) in military infrastructure in Lithuania until 2021, its defence minister said Monday, on a visit to...

In Tit-For-Tat Move, Putin Announces Russian Suspension of INF Treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia has suspended its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, one day after the United States...

NATO chief says Trump’s funding gripes having ‘real results’

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday that US President Donald Trump's regular complaints about the alliance had not undermined it -- adding that...