Reporter's Notebook

A Russia-trained paramilitary force in Bosnia?

Reported paramilitary force was put together by the president of Republika Srpska, and could be another example of Moscow's meddling in the Balkans.

Does the 'Serbian Honour' force have a Russian link?

Turkey

Turkey's S-400 purchase 'not a message to NATO'

Decision to buy Russian missile system over others based on technical and financial reasons, official tells Al Jazeera.

Turkey's S-400 purchase not a message to NATO: official

Asia

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Taliban targets US defence secretary with rocket attack on Kabul airport after he arrived on an unannounced visit.

Mattis met with rockets in Kabul before Afghan talks

Europe

Russia launches Zapad war games on Europe's borders

Russia and Belarus are holding large-scale joint military exercises, called Zapad (meaning 'West' in Russian), on NATO's eastern border.

People & Power

Estonia: Going on a Bear Hunt

How would Estonia and its NATO allies respond should the small Baltic state be invaded by Russia?

Russia

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

Western officials raise concerns Moscow may use drills as a 'Trojan horse' to make incursions into Poland and Baltics.

Russia's large-scale Zapad war games unnerve the West

NATO

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

Putin's adviser confirms agreement marking the NATO member's first major weapons purchase from Russia.

Turkey set to buy Russian missile defence system

North Korea

'Reckless' North Korea requires a global response: NATO

Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary-general, has demanded a strong and unified response to provocations from Pyongyang.

NATO chief calls for united response to North Korea

Reporter's Notebook

Turkey's mission to boost its air and missile defence

The NATO member is turning to Russia to strengthen its defensive strategic military capabilities.

S-400: Turkey's mission to boost its air and missile defence

Inside Story

Can the EU go it alone?

Angela Merkel says neither the US nor the UK can be relied upon, so the European Union should plan its own destiny.

Inside Story

More NATO troops for Afghanistan?

US President Donald Trump wants NATO countries to provide more soldiers to fight terrorism.

NATO

Trump berates NATO allies: Pay your fair share

In line with his America First policy, US president tells alliance members to spend more for collective defence.

Trump: NATO allies need 'to pay their fair share'

NATO

Troop surge in Afghanistan 'like adding wood on fire'

NATO set to discuss sending more soldiers to Afghanistan, but many in Kabul fear such a move could prolong war.

NATO

NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition

Member states of military alliance are set to officially join a US-led coalition fighting ISIL, diplomatic sources say.

NATO to 'formally join' anti-ISIL coalition

Opinion

What should the US' next move be in Afghanistan?

A US decision to boost troop numbers in Afghanistan would be welcome, but there is need for a more robust engagement.

Omar Samad

by Omar Samad

Omar Samad