Thursday, 21 June 2018

Tag Archives: NATO

Nato rejects Qatar membership ambition

BRUSSELS: Nato declined an overture by Qatar to join the Western military defence alliance, saying membership was reserved to the United States and Europe. It was responding to a comment by Qatar’s defence minister on Tuesday that his country’s long-term strategic “ambition” was to join Nato. “According to Article 10 ...

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Jim Mattis to press European allies on military spending

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will press European allies on Wednesday to stick to a promise to increase military budgets as the United States offers an increase in its own defense spending in Europe. For the first time, NATO countries have submitted plans to show how they will reach ...

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Angelina Jolie urges NATO to Focus with sexual violence in war

BRUSSELS: UN refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie called on NATO to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, as the Hollywood star broadened her international efforts to protect women’s rights. Jolie, who earlier this week visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, made her ...

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Militants storm Save the Children aid group office in Afghanistan

KABUL: ISIS gunmen stormed the offices of a British charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad on Wednesday morning, killing three people and wounding at least 20, officials said. The attack came as the country was still reeling from an even deadlier assault on an international hotel in Kabul ...

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$2b aid for Pakistan at risk: US official

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s decision to freeze aid to Pakistan could affect almost two billion dollars’ worth of assistance, a senior administration official said – substantially more than first thought. After an announcement designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other ...

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At least 11 killed in attacks on police in Afghanistan

HELMAND: At least 11 Afghan police officers were killed on Sunday when Taliban fighters assaulted their checkpoints in volatile Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , authorities said. The assaults on two police post are the latest in a series of deadly attacks on Afghan security forces claimed by the Taliban. ...

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Trump’s siege of Jerusalem

Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem has raised eyebrows in the political circles of the world. Jerusalem has been the primary source of tension between Israel and the Muslim World. Israel occupied the Palestinian majority East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. United Nations does not recognise Jerusalem as the sole capital of ...

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Turkey’s Erdogan rebuffs NATO apology over ‘enemy poster’

ISTANBUL: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday batted back an apology from the NATO military alliance after his name appeared on an “enemy poster” at a drill, saying such disrespectful behaviour could not be so easily forgiven. “You have seen the disrespectful behaviour at the NATO drill yesterday. There are ...

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Thousands more US troops arrive in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON: Approximately 3,000 additional American troops have now deployed to Afghanistan under President Donald Trump’s revised strategy for the war-torn country, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Pentagon had previously put the number of US forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by the ...

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