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  • Ukraine requests accelerated membership to NATO: Zelensky Sep 30, 2022 08:16 PM IST

    Ukraine requests accelerated membership to NATO: Zelensky

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said his nation is submitting an accelerated' application to join the NATO military alliance following Russian President Vladimir Putin's announcement of annexing Ukrainian territory.

  • Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid Sep 30, 2022 05:54 PM IST

    Sweden resumes arms exports to Turkey after NATO membership bid

    The policy reversal was linked to Sweden’s bid to join the NATO military alliance, of which the Nordic country sought membership earlier this year following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

  • Czechs protest handling of energy crisis, membership of EU and NATO Sep 28, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Czechs protest handling of energy crisis, membership of EU and NATO

    The demonstration on a national holiday in Prague's main square, organised by far-right and fringe groups and parties including the Communists, was estimated at "lower tens of thousands" by the police, compared to 70,000 on Sept. 3.

  • NATO calls Nord Stream leaks acts of sabotage Sep 28, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    NATO calls Nord Stream leaks acts of sabotage

    "Discussed the sabotage on the Nord Stream pipelines with Defence Minister Morten Bødskov," NATO Secretary-General said on Twitter.

  • US terminates designation of Afghanistan as major non-NATO ally Sep 24, 2022 09:38 AM IST

    US terminates designation of Afghanistan as major non-NATO ally

    The change in Afghanistan's status follows Biden's withdrawal of US troops from the country last year, ending nearly 20 years of war.

  • In One Corner of Kosovo, Cheers Still Ring Out for Putin Sep 20, 2022 07:44 PM IST

    In One Corner of Kosovo, Cheers Still Ring Out for Putin

    Most ethnic Serbs, whether living in Serbia or in enclaves in Kosovo and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, view Russia as their friend, not because they necessarily like where Putin has taken his country but because they loathe NATO.

  • EU suspends funding to Hungary, citing corruption concerns, amid opposition to stance on Ukraine Sep 19, 2022 06:34 PM IST

    EU suspends funding to Hungary, citing corruption concerns, amid opposition to stance on Ukraine

    Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s call for a new strategy on the Russia-Ukraine war is contrary to the EU’s view. The Orban government has been criticised by European bodies and watchdogs for undermining checks and balances in Hungary.

  • Western countries want to extend NATO-like system to the Asia-Pacific region: Vladimir Putin Aug 16, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    Western countries want to extend NATO-like system to the Asia-Pacific region: Vladimir Putin

    Delivering the welcome address at the Moscow international security conference, Putin said that the United States was trying to "drag out" the conflict in Ukraine, and that U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan earlier this month had been "a thoroughly planned provocation".

  • Joe Biden formalises US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO Aug 10, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    Joe Biden formalises US support for Finland, Sweden joining NATO

    “In seeking to join Nato, Finland and Sweden are making a sacred commitment that an attack against one is an attack against all," Biden said at the signing as he called the partnership the “indispensable alliance.”

  • Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win Aug 05, 2022 07:50 AM IST

    Three grain ships set to leave Ukraine; NATO chief says Russia must not win

    The first vessel carrying Ukrainian grain allowed to leave port since the start of the war set sail from Odesa on Monday bound for Lebanon, under a safe passage deal brokered by Turkey and the United Nations.

  • Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO Aug 04, 2022 07:45 AM IST

    Ukraine warns of new Russian offensive; Sweden, Finland move closer to joining NATO

    The U.S. Senate and the Italian parliament both approved onWednesday Finland and Sweden's accession to the 30-member North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). Under NATO membership, which must be ratified by all 30 member states, an attack on one member is an attack against all.

  • Senate vote on Finland and Sweden shows US commitment to NATO: Joe Biden Aug 04, 2022 06:22 AM IST

    Senate vote on Finland and Sweden shows US commitment to NATO: Joe Biden

    "This historic vote sends an important signal of the sustained, bipartisan U.S. commitment to NATO, and to ensuring our Alliance is prepared to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow," he said in a statement.

  • US Senate to vote today on Finland, Sweden NATO accession Aug 03, 2022 06:40 AM IST

    US Senate to vote today on Finland, Sweden NATO accession

    The debate, Schumer said, will begin at 1:30 p.m. EDT (1730 GMT).

  • On navy day, Vladimir Putin says United States is main threat to Russia Jul 31, 2022 03:55 PM IST

    On navy day, Vladimir Putin says United States is main threat to Russia

    Speaking on Russia’s Navy Day in the former imperial capital of St Petersburg founded by Tsar Peter the Great, Putin praised Peter for making Russia a great sea power and increasing the global standing of the Russian state.

  • Putin in Pics | Russia president scores strong support from Iran over Ukraine Jul 20, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    Putin in Pics | Russia president scores strong support from Iran over Ukraine

    In only his second trip abroad since Russia launched the military action in February, Putin conferred with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the conflict in Syria, and he used the trip to discuss a UN-backed proposal to resume exports of Ukrainian grain to ease the global food crisis.

  • Mission impossible? Officials wrangle to free Ukraine’s grains Jul 13, 2022 11:07 PM IST

    Mission impossible? Officials wrangle to free Ukraine’s grains

    Officials have tried for months to break the impasse without triggering an escalation in the war or, worse, a direct confrontation between Russia and NATO.

  • Germany ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden Jul 08, 2022 07:51 PM IST

    Germany ratifies NATO membership for Finland, Sweden

    The parliament in Berlin as well as the Bundesrat grouping the federal states endorsed the accession protocols for both Nordic countries.

  • The Eastern Window | As NATO's anti-China tirade grows, will India join in? Jul 04, 2022 08:47 AM IST

    The Eastern Window | As NATO's anti-China tirade grows, will India join in?

    In a first, NATO has formally declared China to be a challenge. Four non-NATO countries, including Japan, supported it. India is not part of the move, but it may be difficult to keep away from groups bent on cornering China. Above all, the question is whether the NATO move will succeed

  • Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit Jun 30, 2022 09:16 AM IST

    Russia steps up attacks in Ukraine after landmark NATO summit

    Ukrainian authorities said they were trying to evacuate residents from the frontline eastern city of Lysychansk, the focus of Russia's attacks where about 15,000 people remained under relentless shelling.

  • More muscular NATO emerges, even as Russia holds upper hand in Ukraine Jun 29, 2022 08:20 PM IST

    More muscular NATO emerges, even as Russia holds upper hand in Ukraine

    Seeking to demonstrate a renewed determination to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, NATO on Wednesday extended formal membership invitations to Finland and Sweden, bolstered its military posture along its eastern flank and adopted a new strategic plan that envisions Moscow as the alliance’s primary adversary.

  • NATO calls Russia its ''most significant and direct threat'' Jun 29, 2022 07:17 PM IST

    NATO calls Russia its ''most significant and direct threat''

    NATO also promised to step up political and practical support to Ukraine as it fights off Russia’s invasion.

  • Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies Jun 29, 2022 01:43 PM IST

    Sweden, Finland on course to join NATO as Russia, China focus allies

    After talks in Madrid, Turkish President Tayyip Edrogan on Tuesday agreed with his Finnish and Swedish counterparts a series of security measures to allow the two Nordic countries to progress in their bid to join the U.S.-led alliance.

  • NATO aims to cut emissions by 45% by 2030, be carbon neutral by 2050 Jun 29, 2022 06:52 AM IST

    NATO aims to cut emissions by 45% by 2030, be carbon neutral by 2050

    By committing to eliminate its net greenhouse emissions by 2050, NATO aligns the alliance with the pathway to deliver the Paris Agreement's goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (34.7°F).

  • Turkey lifting objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO Jun 29, 2022 06:20 AM IST

    Turkey lifting objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

    After urgent top-level talks with leaders of the three countries, alliance Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “we now have an agreement that paves the way for Finland and Sweden to join NATO.” He called it “a historic decision.”

  • G-7 agrees to seek price caps on Russian oil as allied diplomacy shifts to NATO Jun 28, 2022 09:55 PM IST

    G-7 agrees to seek price caps on Russian oil as allied diplomacy shifts to NATO

    The West’s effort to confront President Vladimir Putin of Russia over his war in Ukraine shifted Tuesday from a Group of 7 summit in Germany, which concluded with a fledgling and untested plan to seek price caps on Russian oil, to a NATO meeting in Madrid.

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