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NATO declares China a security challenge, Beijing says it is 'gravely concerned' over the observation

Brussels/Beijing: NATO has described China as one of its strategic priorities for the first time and even said Beijing’s ambitions and its “coercive policies” challenge the Western bloc’s “interests, security and values”.

NATO chief unexpectedly cancels visit to Berlin

Berlin/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has canceled his visit to Berlin, the German defense ministry said on Thursday, adding that the reasons were not mentioned.

Ukraine can use our weapons against Russia: UK Defence Minister

London/UNI: UK's Defence Minister has said that it would be acceptable for Ukrainian forces to use Western weapons to attack military targets on Russian soil, BBC reported on Tuesday.

Finland's FM says no point in delaying NATO membership

Helsinki: Finland should not delay applying for a NATO membership as it may become more difficult to join in the future, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said Saturday.

Turkey shuts airspace for Syria bound Russian planes: Report

Ankara: Turkey has shut its airspace for Syria-bound Russian civilian and military planes, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was quoted as saying Saturday by local media.

Dialogue between Moscow, NATO impossible: Russia

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Political dialogue between Russia and NATO is impossible in the current conditions, it makes no sense to even talk about the conditions for resuming contacts, Nikolay Kobrinets, the Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European cooperation department, told Sputnik.

Volodymyr Zelensky accuses Russia of using phosphorus bombs, urges NATO to provide unrestricted military aid

Brussels/IBNS: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday urged NATO to provide Kyiv with unrestricted military aid as the Russian attack continues for a month now.

Joe Biden rules out direct NATO-Russia clash, says such conflict would trigger 'World War 3'

Washington/IBNS: President Joe Biden Friday ruled out any direct intervention by the United States in Russia's war against Ukraine stating that such NATO-Kremlin clash would lead to "World War 3".

PM Imran Khan should not have slammed Western powers publicly: Pakistan Finance Minister

Islamabad/IBNS: Pakistan Finance Minister Shau­kat Tarin has admitted that Prime Minister Imran Khan could have avoided slamming Western powers publicly.

Canada indefinitely renews NATO'S deterrence mission Operation Reassurance one year prior to its expiry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday announced during his visit to Latvia the early renewal of Canada's military contribution to NATO's mission, known as Operation Reassurance one year before it was scheduled to end. 

Ukraine: Justin Trudeau pledges support to Baltic leaders, to meet NATO chief in Latvia

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged his support to the leaders of three Baltic countries bordering Russia in their fight against not only the Kremlin's war on Ukraine but its cyberattacks on their countries.  

NATO not party to Ukraine conflict: Chief Jens Stoltenberg

Vienna/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated on Friday that the alliance is not a party to the conflict in Ukraine.

Russia planning attack on Ukraine: NATO

Brussels/UNI/Sputnik: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has accused Russia of planning an attack on Ukraine under a fabricated pretext, at the same time denying the validity of the alliance's commitment in 1991 not to expand eastward.

Canada promises non-lethal aid to Ukraine, expands training mission

Ottawa/IBNS: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada will expand its military training mission in Ukraine by deploying 60 more troops to the country in the coming days, intelligence sharing, support to combat cyberattacks and shipping non-lethal equipment to help the latter face the threat of Russian invasion.

US patrol boats head to Black Sea as Ukraine raises fear of Russian attack

Kyiv: The US has sent a ship with two Island-class patrol boats for the Ukrainian port of Odessa on November 8 days after it expressed fears of a possible Russian attack, media reports said.