Latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization News

Serbian border troops to maintain highest state of alert after ethnic clashes inside Kosovo

May. 27, 2023 08:24 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Saturday condemned NATO-led peacekeepers stationed in neighboring Kosovo for their alleged failure to stop “brutal actions” by Kosovo police against ethnic Serbs, and said that its armed forces stationed near the border will remain on the highest state of...

Serbian border troops on high alert after ethnic clashes inside Kosovo

May. 26, 2023 16:35 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Serbian troops on the border with Kosovo were put on high alert Friday following clashes inside Kosovo between police and ethnic Serbs that injured more than a dozen people. Ethnic Serbs in northern Kosovo, who are a majority in that part of the country, had...

Why Turkey’s president is strong election favorite despite economic turmoil

May. 23, 2023 13:15 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has remained in power for 20 years by repeatedly surmounting political crises: mass protests, corruption allegations, an attempted military coup and a huge influx of refugees fleeing Syria's civil war. Now the Turkish...

EU welcomes F-16 jet decision for training Ukraine pilots

May. 23, 2023 10:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday that the U.S. green light to allow Ukrainian pilots to get training to fly F-16s has created an inexorable momentum that will inevitably bring the fighter jets to the Ukrainian battlefield. “You know, it’s...

Estonia, Latvia plan joint purchase of German medium-range IRIS-T air defense systems

May. 21, 2023 11:06 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia and Latvia plan jointly to acquire German air defense systems for the protection of the two NATO nations' airspace in what would be the biggest defense cooperation deal between the Baltic neighbors that border Russia, the Estonian and Latvian defense ministries said...

NATO mulls future security guarantees for Ukraine but wary of igniting a wider war

May. 15, 2023 09:36 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders are discussing ways to ensure that Ukraine does not come under attack from Russia again once the war is over, but they are concerned about doing anything that might drag the organization into a wider conflict, the head of the military alliance said Monday. ...

Poland gets 1st U.S.-made HIMARS rocket launchers amid concerns over war in Ukraine

May. 15, 2023 08:36 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has received its first shipment of U.S.-made HIMARS rocket launchers as part of a defense upgrade amid security concerns due to the war in neighboring Ukraine. Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak and military officials attended an acquisition ceremony...

Campaigning in Turkey's pivotal elections ends, voting nears

May. 13, 2023 11:32 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish politicians held their final rallies on the last hours of campaigning before Saturday, the eve of pivotal presidential and parliamentary elections that could significantly shape the NATO member's future, before a so-called propaganda ban went into effect. ...

US approves $8.5 billion sale of Chinook helicopters to Germany

May. 11, 2023 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday approved an $8.5 billion sale of Chinook helicopters to NATO ally Germany. The approval comes as the war in Ukraine continues to tax the military stocks of Western countries but is not directly related to the conflict. ...

Turkey's closely watched elections may stretch Erdogan's rule or set country on new course

May. 11, 2023 01:19 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In the year in which the Turkish republic marks its centenary, the country is being closely watched to see if a united opposition can succeed in unseating an increasingly authoritarian leader in the NATO-member country. Turkey’s presidential and...