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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.

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.