September 25, 2021 12:24 (IST)
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France says crisis in relations with US over AUKUS to affect new NATO concept

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: France will discuss the new NATO strategic concept bearing in mind the crisis in its relations with the United States, which formed a new strategic partnership with London and Canberra behind its ally's back, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Saturday.

Immediately end violence in Afghanistan: NATO Foreign Ministers

Brussels:  NATO foreign ministers on Friday expressed deep concern about the grave events in Afghanistan and called for an immediate end to the violence.

NATO allies discuss Afghanistan situation, to support Afghan govt and security forces

Kabul: NATO allies met on Friday in the North Atlantic Council, its top policy making body, to consult on the situation in Afghanistan and promised to support the Afghan government and security forces 'as much as possible' in the face of the rapid Taliban onslaught.

Afghanistan, NATO discuss further cooperation after foreign troop withdrawal: Foreign Ministry

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Haneef Atmar has met with NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan Stefano Pontecorvo to discuss further cooperation after the international troops withdrawal, the Afghan Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

'Act responsibly’ in Cyberspace, NATO tells China

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: NATO on Monday called on China to "act responsibly" in cyberspace after several members of the alliance accused Chinese state-backed groups of carrying out hacking attacks on the Microsoft exchange server.

Taliban says all foreign troops must leave Afghanistan by deadline

Kabul: The Taliban group has said that the foreign troops left behind in Afghanistan after NATO's September withdrawal deadline will remain at risk as occupiers.

China targets NATO leaders over 'systemic challenges' comment

Beijing: China has attacked the NATO leaders over "systemic challenges" comment and accused the international organization of slandering its peaceful development.

NATO needs to engage with China on climate change, arms control

Brussels/Sputnik: NATO must engage with China on issues like climate change and arms control, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after meeting with US President Joe Biden at the White House.

Afghan military may collapse after foreign troop withdrawal, warns US general

A high-ranking general of US forces warned that the Afghan forces may not be able to hold on once all foreign troops depart from Afghanistan. The warning came during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Ukraine aspiring to join NATO for many years, up to alliance to decide

Washington/Sputnik: Ukraine has aspired to join NATO for many years but it is up to the alliance to decide whether it will accept the country, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken targets China over coercive measures

Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has slammed China for its  sweeping use of coercive measures and even urged NATO allies to work with the U.S. in order to mount pushback on Beijing.

NATO will not let IS 'rebuild' in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

Brussels/UNI: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that NATO will never-ever allow Islamic State terrorist group to rebuild itself in Afghanistan.

Six US B-52 bombers to fly over all 30 NATO countries Friday - US European Command

Moscow/Sputnik: Six US B-52 bombers will fly over all 30 NATO member states in one day in a show of solidarity and as an interoperability practice on Friday, the United States European Command said in a statement.

5 missing CAF members following helicopter crash presumed dead

Ottawa/IBNS: The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has confirmed that five missing CAF members following Wednesday’s tragic accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea, are now presumed dead, media reports said.

NATO Secretary General visits the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Kabul/IBNS: The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, is currently visiting the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.