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COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Britain and Denmark have called for a meeting of NATO countries to discuss how to tackle insider attacks against allied troops by Afghan forces.
British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond said Thursday that such attacks, which have killed 51 international service members this year, will be addressed at a NATO defense ministers More >
A teenage suicide bomber has struck outside NATO headquarters in Kabul, killing six people, including child hawkers, as Afghanistan marked a public holiday.
Officials said the attack took place as government dignitaries assembled in the capital to commemorate 11 years since the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud, an iconic anti-Taliban commander two More >
The incident, in the Delaram district of Afghanistan’s western Nimroz province on Saturday, is the latest in a series of shootings in which members of the country’s security forces have targeted local and foreign colleagues.
“Unfortunately 11 of our More >
GERMANY—Prosecutors say they have charged a 60-year-old German who worked at NATO’s air command headquarters at Ramstein Air Base with stealing secret data.
Markus Koehler, a spokesman for federal prosecutors, said in a statement the suspect—identified only as Manfred K. in accordance with German privacy rules—was arrested Monday on charges of More >
AFGHAN insurgents have executed seven men near Kabul for working with Westerners, Afghan officials said, while four NATO troops and an interpreter were killed in bomb attacks.
The deaths come after NATO reported an escalation in insurgent attacks in recent months, amid growing unrest in areas neighbouring the capital.
The bodies of four men More >
MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russia is supporting the NATO mission in Afghanistan by providing a transit hub and isn’t happy about the alliance’s planned withdrawal.
Moscow has provided the U.S. and other NATO member states with air corridors and railway routes for carrying supplies to and from landlocked Afghanistan. Under More >
GUNMEN have opened fire on a convoy carrying NATO supplies to Afghanistan, killing a driver.
The attack on Tuesday was the first since Islamabad ended its seven-month blockade of the route, a government official said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Pakistani Taliban warned it would target the trucks after the Pakistan More >
I was under the impression that part of United Nations mandates are as follows:
To deploy and maintain a presence in the key areas of potential volatility in order to promote the re-establishment of confidence, to discourage violence, in particular by deterring the use of force to threaten the political process, and to allow United Nations More >