Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tag Archives: NATO

Six dead in IS-claimed blast at Kabul military academy

KABUL: At least six people were killed and 16 more wounded in a suicide blast outside a military academy in the Afghan capital, an official said. The attack, which was claimed by the Islamic State group, targeted students leaving the Marshal Fahim National Defense University in western Kabul. Kabul police ...

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Huawei ready to sign ‘no-spy’ deal with UK

LONDON: Chinese telecom giant Huawei is willing to sign a “no-spy” agreement with countries including Britain, the firm’s chairman said, as the head of NATO said Britain must preserve secure mobile networks. Liang Hua visited Britain as the government weighs the risks of allowing the Chinese company to help develop ...

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World War II landmine claims Albania soldier’s life in Latvia

LATVIA: A second Albanian soldier has died of his injuries from a World War II landmine blast last week during a NATO exercise in Latvia, the Baltic state’s defence minister said Wednesday. Klodian Tanushi, who held the rank of major, died following surgery at a Riga hospital over the weekend, ...

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Trump asks Senate to approve North Macedonia joining NATO

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has approved North Macedonia joining the NATO alliance as its 30th member state and has sent the treaty protocol confirming entry to the US Senate for its ratification, the White House said in a statement. “I transmit herewith, for the advice and consent of the Senate to its ratification, ...

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US to designate Brazil as major non-NATO ally

WASHINGTON: The United States will designate Brazil as a major non-NATO ally, the White House said in a joint statement from President Donald Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro. “President Trump announced the United States’ intent to designate Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally,” the statement said. US National Security Adviser John Bolton ...

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Turkey rejects US patriot offer amid row over Russian S-400

MOSCOW: The United States has been pressing Turkey, its NATO ally, to reject a plan to purchase Russia’s cutting-edge S-400 missile systems, which Turkey estimates to be three times cheaper than a $3.5 billion order for US anti-aircraft weapons. Turkey has rejected the offer by the United States on the sale of US ...

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Spain dismisses US appeal for NATO personnel in Syria

MADRID: Two months ago, US President Donald Trump made a surprise decision to bring American troops back home from Syria, having declared victory over Daesh. Washington’s European allies, however, seem to disagree with the move. Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has dismissed a US appeal for NATO member-states to fill the void ...

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Fresh sparks between bitter neighbours

ISLAMABAD/KABUL: Pakistan and Afghanistan engaged in a new confrontation on Thursday as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a controversial statement on Pakistan’s internal matters. In response, Pakistan urged Afghanistan’s leadership to pay attention to the issues of their own country rather than making statements against others. Rejecting the controversial tweet ...

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NATO, Macedonia sign accession protocol

BRUSSELS: Skopje gained the opportunity to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation after the Lake Prespa Agreement with Athens, which aimed to resolve the name dispute between two countries. All 29 NATO countries and Macedonia signed the accession protocol in Brussels. “The signing of the protocol opens the ratification process, and I ...

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Slovenia becomes only NATO state with female army chief

LJUBLJANA: Slovenia became the only NATO country whose army is headed by a woman with the appointment of Major General Alenka Ermenc as chief of staff. President Borut Pahor, the country´s commander-in-chief, welcomed Ermenc´s appointment and said he expected her to start improving the army´s current poor state, blamed largely ...

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