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About 32,000 NATO soldiers deployed close to Russia, Belarus borders

About 32,000 NATO soldiers, over 1,000 armoured vehicles, and 235 aeroplanes and helicopters are deployed near Russia's and Belarus's borders, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Tuesday.

Finland to hold second round of Presidential election today

Helsinki/IBNS/UNI: The second round of the Finnish Presidential election will take place on Sunday, with the incumbent president, Sauli Niinisto, wrapping up his second and final six-year term.

NATO Secy Gen welcomes extension of ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza/IBNS/UNI: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Tuesday said that the alliance welcomed the extension of the Gaza ceasefire, which has allowed time for relief, the release of hostages, and the delivery of aid.

NATO preparing for high-intensity conflict in Europe, says Czech Prez

Moscow: Czech President Petr Pavel said that all NATO members, including the Czech Republic, consider Russia the greatest military threat and are preparing for a potential high-intensity conflict in Europe.

NATO to hold largest military drills since Cold War in 2024

Brussels/IBNS/UNI: NATO will hold its largest exercises since the Cold War dubbed Steadfast Defender in Germany, Poland and three Baltic states in 2024, Chair of the Military Committee Adm. Rob Bauer said on Saturday.

NATO expansion into Asia undermines peace and stability in region, warns China

Beijing: China has warned that NATO's ''continued incursion'' into the East Asia-Pacific and its ''interference'' in internal affairs will ''inevitably'' take away peace and stability in the region, after the possible opening of a NATO office in Japan came to light.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy expects clarity on NATO membership

Kyiv/IBNS: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged NATO on Thursday to provide a clear timeline for when his country will be able to join the alliance.

Stoltenberg says Zelensky accepted invitation to NATO summit

Kyiv: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accepted an invitation to attend the NATO summit in Lithuania's capital, Vilnius in July, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday.

Thrust for NATO membership to continue until alliance’s July summit: Swedish Minister

Stockholm: Sweden will not stop trying to join NATO until the summit of the alliance in Lithuania in mid-July, Swedish EU Affairs Minister Jessika Roswall said on Thursday.

Finland officially joins NATO

Helsinki: Finland formally joined the NATO military alliance on Tuesday in a historic policy shift brought on by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, media reports said.

NATO bans TikTok on devices of staff

Washington: The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has banned its staff from downloading social media platform  TikTok on its provided devices.  

Turkish vote clears Finland's path to NATO membership

The Turkish parliament Thursday gave its unanimous approval of Finland's entry into NATO, thereby enabling Helsinki to become a member of the military alliance. However, this decision leaves Sweden excluded from joining.

Turkish parliament ratifies Finland's NATO membership protocol: Deputy Speaker

Istanbul: The Grand National Assembly of Turkey ratified the protocol on Finland's membership in NATO, Deputy Speaker Haydar Akar said.

Finland, Sweden committed to take NATO membership together, PMs say

Stockholm: Finland has reiterated its commitment to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) together with Sweden, visiting Prime Minister Sanna Marin said when she met her Swedish counterpart here on Thursday.

UK provides Ukraine with sea king helicopter - Reznikov

London: Ukraine has received a Sea King helicopter from the United Kingdom as part of its military efforts for Kyiv, Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said.