- NATO agrees on support package for Iraq Updated: Jul-31-15 12:37 pm
BRUSSELS - NATO allies agreed Friday on a package of measures to help strengthen Iraqi security and defense forces, including in the fields of military training, demining and countering improvised explosive devices.
- Q&A: A look at the new leader of Afghanistan's Taliban Updated: Jul-30-15 6:43 pm
Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who has been tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar as the Taliban's leader, is said to have close ties with authorities in Pakistan.
- Loose papers may have caused deadly F-16 crash in Spain Updated: Jul-30-15 11:24 am
PARIS - Loose papers left in the cockpit of an F-16 that crashed at a Spanish air base could have sent the fighter jet into its deadly spiral, French investigators have concluded.
- Poland's future president wants more NATO presence Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am
WARSAW, Poland - Polish President-elect Andrzej Duda, who takes office next week, says his priority is to have NATO troops and armaments permanently placed in Poland as a safety guarantee.
- Turkish attacks on Kurds muddle Obama's Islamic State fight Updated: Jul-29-15 4:31 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - President Barack Obama's stepped-up partnership with Turkey in fighting the Islamic State may come at the cost of alienating another key group he's counting on for help in the same conflict: the Kurds.
- Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds Updated: Jul-29-15 12:05 pm
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts.
- AP News Guide: Turkish-US deal may have far-reaching effects Updated: Jul-28-15 11:46 am
BEIRUT - In a major policy shift, Turkey has agreed to allow the United States to use a key base to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State group and agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the extremists from a stretch of Syrian territory along the Turkish border.
- The Latest: Saudi King voices support for Turkey's actions Updated: Jul-28-15 10:36 am
BRUSSELS - The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local):
- Putin OKs maritime code calling for strong Atlantic presence Updated: Jul-26-15 1:14 pm
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a new version of the country's maritime doctrine that calls for maintaining a strong Russian presence in the Atlantic Ocean amid concerns about NATO expansion.
- Norway honors 77 victims of extremist attacks in July 2011 Updated: Jul-22-15 11:05 am
HELSINKI - Four years after a right-wing extremist killed 77 people in Norway, Prime Minister Erna Solberg says July 22, 2011, will always remain a dark day in the Scandinavian country's history.
- General: US considers expanding Ukraine training to army Updated: Jul-13-15 5:08 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is considering a plan to expand its military training of Ukrainian forces to include army soldiers, the commander of the U.S. Army in Europe said on Monday, describing a potential move that risks heightening tensions with Russia.
- Slovak agency: Russian spies increase activities in EU, NATO Updated: Jul-03-15 10:31 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakia's spy agency says Russian agents have significantly increased their activities in Slovakia and all other NATO and European Union countries in connection with the crisis in Ukraine.
- Analysis: Root of tattered US-Russia ties date back decades Updated: Jul-03-15 3:09 am
WASHINGTON - The stumbles, blunders, and policy chaos that have sent increasingly frosty U.S.-Russia relations into what many now call a new Cold War might have been inevitable.