Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

Turkey welcomes Sweden's extradition of wanted convict

Dec. 05, 2022 09:34 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday welcomed Sweden’s extradition of a convicted member of an outlawed militant group, calling it a “start” that showed Stockholm's sincerity in assuaging Turkey's security concerns. NATO-member Turkey has been holding up bids by Sweden and...

Turkish strikes on US Kurd allies resonate in Ukraine war

Dec. 03, 2022 12:48 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Biden administration officials are toughening their language toward NATO ally Turkey as they try to talk Turkish President Recep Erdogan out of launching a bloody and destabilizing ground offensive against American-allied Kurdish forces in neighboring Syria. ...

Sweden extradites to Turkey man convicted of terror links

Dec. 03, 2022 12:06 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish authorities on Saturday arrested and jailed in Istanbul a convicted member of an outlawed militant group who was extradited from Sweden where he had fled, Turkey’s state-run news agency said. The move comes as the NATO member continues to hold up Sweden...

Estonia to buy US rocket artillery system in $200M deal

Dec. 03, 2022 10:34 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member and Russia’s neighbor Estonia is boosting its defense capabilities by acquiring an advanced U.S. rocket artillery system in the Baltic country’s largest arms procurement project ever, defense officials said Saturday. The deal signed Friday for the...

US names 4 militants in Afghanistan, Pakistan 'terrorists'

Dec. 02, 2022 13:45 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States has added four top Islamic militants operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan to its list of “global terrorists,” amid a resurgence of violence and border tensions in the area. The militant leaders hail from the Pakistani Taliban and an al-Qaida branch in South...

US forces monitor Mideast skies at Qatar base amid World Cup

Dec. 02, 2022 11:15 AM EST

AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — As World Cup fans throng stadiums across Qatar, about 8,000 American troops stationed just nearby watch over the airspace of the tumultuous Middle East from a major base run by this energy-rich nation. Built on a flat stretch of desert about 20...

Finnish PM warns Russian win would empower aggressors

Dec. 02, 2022 01:01 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin warned an Australian audience Friday that a Russian victory over Ukraine would empower other aggressors and urged democracies against forming “critical dependencies” on authoritarian states such as China. Marin...

After suicide bomb, Pakistan demands Taliban prevent attacks

Dec. 01, 2022 22:37 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Thursday demanded neighboring Afghanistan's Taliban rulers prevent terrorist attacks coming from their soil, a day after a suicide bombing in Pakistan's southwest sent a wave of shock and anger across the country. The bombing killed four people and...

Russian shelling cuts off power again in liberated Kherson

Dec. 01, 2022 13:28 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling cut off power in much of the recently liberated Ukrainian city of Kherson on Thursday, just days after it was restored amid Moscow's ongoing drive to destroy key civilian infrastructure as freezing weather sets in. In Kyiv, Mayor Vitali...

Germany, Norway urge NATO to protect undersea infrastructure

Dec. 01, 2022 11:46 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — NATO's secretary-general on Thursday welcomed a recommendation by Germany and Norway for the military alliance to set up a center tasked with protecting undersea infrastructure such as gas pipelines and telecommunication cables. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said...