Barack Obama outlined plans for a broad international coalition to defeat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.
Ukraine and pro-Kremlin insurgents appeared to be observing a truce that could stem five months of bloodshed.
A NATO summit billed as the most important since the Cold War got underway with calls to stand up to Russia over Ukraine.
A huge security operation involving 9,000 British police officers will secure a luxury Welsh golf resort hosting a NATO summit later this week.
Moscow declared NATO a "threat" to its security after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe.
President Barack Obama will go to Estonia this week with a simple message for Vladimir Putin -- don't mess with NATO's ex-Soviet members.
NATO warned Russia over what it described as a "blatant violation" of Ukraine's sovereignty.
Fierce battles on Ukraine's porous eastern border left 15 government troops dead.
NATO chief will visit Ukraine, amid growing fears of a major Russian incursion as the Alliance warns of a troop buildup at the border.
Suspected Taliban gunmen stopped two vehicles in central Afghanistan and shot dead 15 passengers at the side of the road, officials said Friday, in the latest attack to highlight the growing civilian toll from violence.
US Admiral Mark Ferguson took up his new post as commander of NATO forces in Europe, taking over from another American, Admiral Bruce Clingan.
Explosions and gunfire rang out after the Taliban Thursday attacked Kabul airport in the militants' latest brazen attempt to steal the initiative with the country in the grip of a presidential power struggle.
Germany expelled the CIA station chief in Berlin over alleged spying by the United States which has refused to break its silence over the escalating row between the Western allies.
A Taliban suicide bomber in Kabul killed eight military officers Wednesday in an attack on an air force bus, Afghan officials said, in the latest strike against the national security forces as US troops withdraw.
NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday the alliance will shortly offer Georgia closer ties, but made no mention of membership, amid growing concerns over Russia's intentions in Ukraine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Baghdad Monday on a surprise trip to push for Iraqi unity and stability, as Sunni militants advanced in west Iraq after security forces retreated.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai intervened for the first time in the country's growing election crisis, backing a call for the United Nations to help solve a standoff over alleged fraud.
The United States warned it would not accept any use of Russian troops in Ukraine as it confirmed that Moscow had redeployed "significant" military forces near the border.
NATO released photographs Saturday of what it said were suspected Russian tanks in eastern Ukraine, having warned earlier that confirmation of their presence would mark a "serious escalation" of the crisis.
Estonian Embassy in Astana will represent NATO in Kazakhstan starting from January 1, 2015.
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