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The 1990s Balkan wars in key dates

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:48:03 GMT2017-11-22T04:48:03Z

Communist Yugoslavia, which emerged shortly after the end of World War II, was made up of six republics: Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Following the death of its autocratic leader Josip Broz Tito in 1980, the Yugoslav federation found itself in crisis, with bickering between ethnic groups and surging nationalist sentiments.

German domestic political woes may have international effect

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:37:11 GMT2017-11-21T16:37:11Z

The collapse of talks to form a new German government has weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel and left her country, an influential European economic powerhouse, facing months more political instability. What does the uncertainty mean for the rest of the world? EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker proclaimed Tuesday that "Europe will not pause" with its reform efforts, despite the German political turmoil.

German domestic political woes may have international effect

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:37:10 GMT2017-11-21T16:37:10Z

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a plenary session of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a plenary session of German parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.

UK ambassador to Turkey calls NATO drill scandal 'disgraceful'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:43:17 GMT2017-11-21T11:43:17Z

U.K. Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore on Nov. 21 described a recent incident during a NATO drill targeting Turkey's founder and current president as "disgraceful." The anti- Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant coalition forces "knew" about the evacuation of the terrorist group's fighters from Raqqa, U.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore has said.

Presidential spokesman: Turkey has no intention to sever relations with NATO

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:27:27 GMT2017-11-21T09:27:27Z

News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector CONTACT US E-MAIL: PHONES: + 994 12 437 18 46 Azad Abdulrahimzade: +994 50 669-48-84 Aybeniz Askerova: +994 50 677-42-28 Turkey does not intend to sever relations with NATO after the recent incident during the exercises in Norway, the Turkish media cited Ibrahim Kalin, spokesman for the Turkish president, as saying Nov. 21. The mentioned incident took place during the NATO exercises in Norway.

NATO - a paper tiger for member states' divisions, Putin acts: expert

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:21:41 GMT2017-11-21T07:21:41Z

TEHRAN _ Filip Kovacevic, professor of geopolitics says at this particular time NATO is a paper tiger because of member states' internal divisions and Putin's acts to end Russia's geopolitical humiliation. Since the crisis in east of Ukraine began, Russian officials accuse NATO of a series of provocations, threats and hostile actions stretching back over 25 years.

Raja Mandala: New ripples in the oceans

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:06:14 GMT2017-11-21T03:06:14Z

Until we get there, there is much that India needs to do in elevating its bilateral security cooperation with the members of the quad as well as other partners in the Indo-Pacific. Amidst all the excitement and anxiety about the Indo-Pacific quad - which brings together India, United States, Japan and Australia - it is easy to miss the significant prospects for Delhi's bilateral maritime security cooperation with Paris in the Indian Ocean.

Fijian ends NATO mission

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:26:45 GMT2017-11-20T22:26:45Z

A FIJIAN soldier in the British Army has completed a six-month operational tour as part of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation enhanced Force Presence for the Baltic States. Bombardier Pita "Buzz" Baro was sent to Estonia with colleagues from Germany-based 26th Regiment Royal Artillery to form a British battle group.

Russian destroyer 'shadowed' by Royal Navy as it passes by Scotland

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:54:31 GMT2017-11-20T17:54:31Z

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The Secret Reason No Nation Wants to Fight America's Tanks in a War

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:10:24 GMT2017-11-20T13:10:24Z

The use of depleted uranium as a penetrator has resulted in superior armament for U.S. tankers crossing the battlefield. Nobody knows how long the one-two combination of the M256 gun and DU ammunition will continue to overmatch enemy armor, but given DU's superior armor piercing capability, it's a fairly sure bet DU will arm the next generation of Army tanks as well.

Sajjan: Talks between Kurds, Iraqi government 'going well'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:41:18 GMT2017-11-20T08:41:18Z

WATCH ABOVE: Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tells Vassy Kapelos there is no timeline to end the suspension of activities for Canadian special forces based in northern Iraq because of the Iraqi-Kurdish conflict and there is no timeline on when troops will be deployed for peacekeeping. Talks between the Iraqi government and representatives of its Kurdish population in the north are "going well," says Canada's defence minister, but Canada has no plans to take sides in the internal conflict that has flared since the retreat of the so-called Islamic State.

Pro-Russia Czech President To Meet With Putin In Sochi

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 04:19:22 GMT2017-11-20T04:19:22Z

Czech President Milos Zeman is expected to arrive in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on November 20, with talks scheduled the following day with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin says. The pro-Russia Czech leader's four-day trip will also include a visit to Moscow, where he will meet on November 22 with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and address the Russian-Czech Business Forum, along with some 130 Czech company executives.

NATO drill incident: Norway hopes Turkey will accept apology

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:11:17 GMT2017-11-20T00:11:17Z

Oslo, Nov 20 - Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg hoped that Turkey will accept her country's apology after Turkish leaders appeared on an enemy chart at a NATO military exercise in the Nordic country, a media report said. However, should Turkey want to talk more about the event, Norway will be open for that, Solberg said according to public broadcaster NRK, Xinhua news agency reported.

China has 'special responsibility' when it comes to North Korea: NATO chief

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 20:07:56 GMT2017-11-19T20:07:56Z

WATCH ABOVE: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg tells Vassy Kapelos he's pleased NATO countries are spending more given increasing tensions and member nations need to work together and apply maximum pressure on North Korea. NATO's secretary general says China has a "special responsibility" when it comes to bridging the divide between North Korea and the rest of the international community.

Turkey Hosts Iranian, Russian Foreign Ministers as Turkish NATO Dispute Festers

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:59:40 GMT2017-11-19T15:59:40Z

Turkey's Foreign Minister Melvin Cavusolgu is hosting his Russian and Iranian counterparts at the Mediterranean Sea resort of Antalya to prepare the ground for Wednesday's summit in Russia to discuss Syria. Despite Ankara backing opposing sides to Tehran and Moscow in the Syrian civil war, they have been increasingly cooperating to resolve the conflict.

Turkey-made invisible fabric to sell to NATO countries

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:54:25 GMT2017-11-19T13:54:25Z

A Turkey-made invisible fabric that cannot be spotted by radars and thermal cameras will soon be sold to NATO countries. The fabric, developed at the Sun Textile and Research Development Center, succeeded tests by the Turkish Armed Forces, and is now awaiting approval from Turkey's Defense Ministry for export.

Canada faces Russia-linked cyberthreats at home and abroad, NATO chief says

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 09:38:30 GMT2017-11-19T09:38:30Z

The head of NATO is urging Canada to be vigilant about the threat of Russian cyberwarfare both on the battlefield and at home. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg said Canadian troops in Latvia are being smeared by Russia-backed online propaganda aimed at undermining the alliance, and it may not be long before Canada sees similar tactics being waged within its borders.

Trump’s ‘Tremendous Success’ Abroad Is Overstated

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:42:50 GMT2017-11-16T00:42:50Z

President Trump recapped 10 months of his foreign policy in a speech on Wednesday that contained several inaccurate claims.

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:37:21 GMT2017-11-15T20:37:21Z

Home from a 12-day trip to Asia with few concrete achievements, Mr. Trump made no significant announcements in what he had hyped as “a major statement.”

E.U. Moves Closer to a Joint Military Force

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:48:50 GMT2017-11-13T16:48:50Z

A long-dormant plan for increased defense spending and cooperation has found new life after Brexit, terrorist attacks and Russian aggression.

U.S.-Led Mission in Afghanistan Lacks Troops for New Strategy

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:24:38 GMT2017-11-09T15:24:38Z

Three months after President Trump announced his approach to the 16-year Afghan war, a staffing shortage appears likely to persist.

How to Fix U.S.-Turkey Relations

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:51:35 GMT2017-10-19T10:51:35Z

Turkey needs the United States to understand its security concerns. The United States needs Turkey to show a commitment to the rule of law.

Some Urgent Questions About Turkey

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 02:40:00 GMT2017-10-14T02:40:00Z

Given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostility, removing American nuclear weapons from Turkey must be an option.

Europe Is Called ‘Willfully Blind’ to Risks Afghan Deportees Face

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:48:11 GMT2017-10-05T10:48:11Z

Amnesty International said European countries had returned about 10,000 Afghan asylum seekers to escalating violence and an acute humanitarian crisis.

A Warning for World Leaders from Kofi Annan

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 20:06:57 GMT2017-09-20T20:06:57Z

At a gathering of international leaders in Athens, officials criticized the U.N., but emphasized the need for international organizations like it.

Russia’s War Games With Fake Enemies Cause Real Alarm

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:35:51 GMT2017-09-13T20:35:51Z

Joint Russian and Belarusian military exercises will target fictional countries that look an awful lot like the Baltic States.

Turkey Signs Russian Missile Deal, Pivoting From NATO

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:52:44 GMT2017-09-12T14:52:44Z

The purchase of Russian weapons by a longtime NATO member is likely to stir unease in Washington and Brussels.