Iran Soleimani killing: Pentagon chief Mark Milley denies plans of US military troops leaving Iraq, says letter sent by 'mistake'
The latest developments came as a sea of black-clad mourners paid homage on Monday in Tehran to Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force killed Friday in a US drone strike in Baghdad.
With internal squabbling, rhetoric and posturing on vivid display, what lies ahead for troubled NATO?
When President Donald Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West's celebrated alliance has lost focus
Donald Trump says he will meet Boris Johnson, but will 'stay out' of UK election campaign during two-day NATO visit
Opinion polls suggest Johnson's Conservative party is heading for a comfortable win next week but his team is nervous about any incendiary remarks from unpredictable Trump
NATO to celebrate 70th anniversary, but alliance's future uncertain amid disagreements over policies on Syria, Turkey-Russia ties
NATO's chief Jens Stoltenberg argues that despite quarrels that have made headlines, the alliance is in fine health
Macron-NATO spat explained: French president unapologetic about 'brain death' comment, calls it 'useful wake-up call'
French President Emmanuel Macron remained unapologetic on his remarks on NATO, in which he had said that the alliance was experiencing "brain death" because of a lack of co-ordination.
US singles out Iran over attack on Saudi oil facilities; ready to help ally Saudi Arabia counter drone attacks, says Donald Trump
The Iran-supported Huthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for the attack
NATO chiefs will be hoping to avoid the high drama of last year's summit in Brussels, when US President Donald Trump launched a blistering attack on allies, in particular Germany, for not spending enough on defence
NATO summit: Donald Trump claims victory after talks on defence spending commitments, Emmanuel Macron disagrees
Donald Trump hailed a personal victory at a NATO summit on 12 July, saying allies had sharply increased defence spending commitments after he provoked a crisis session with a tirade at European leaders
Italy appeals to NATO for help in tackling illegal immigration from Libya, says terrorists could sneak in and cause havoc
Italy has appealed to NATO for greater help in tackling illegal immigration from North Africa, especially Libya.
Donald Trump threatens Kim Jong-un, says denuclearise or suffer same fate as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
US president Donald Trump has threatened North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with "decimation," unless he agrees to denuclearise the Korean peninsula.
NATO expels seven Russian diplomats, joins two dozen nation in condemning Moscow over UK nerve agent attack
NATO joined two dozen governments around the world in expelling Russian diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in Britain, marking what London called a "turning point" in the West's relations with Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin faces a midnight deadline to explain to Britain how a nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union was used to strike down a former Russian double agent who passed secrets to British intelligence
NATO chief says UN treaty alone won't rid world of nuclear weapons, emphasises need of 'painful disarmament' period
NATO supports the idea of a world without nuclear weapons, but doesn't believe it can be achieved by imposing a ban through United Nations convention
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg calls North Korea a 'global threat', backs tougher sanctions during Japan visit
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg called North Korea a "global threat" Monday and said he backed tighter sanctions against it during a visit to Japan
Military intervention against North Korea would have "devastating consequences", NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned on Friday
NATO chief says alliance not in favour of 'new Cold War' with Russia on Moscow's military buildup near border
NATO chief said on Monday the alliance does not want a "new Cold War" with Russia, despite members' concerns about Russian military buildup close to NATOs' border.
An American airstrike on insurgents in Kabul Wednesday caused "several casualties" after a missile "malfunctioned"
US defence secretary Jim Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg renewed their commitment to Afghanistan on Wednesday, as the Taliban launched a rocket attack that wounded five civilians in Kabul.
'20-30 rockets' land near Kabul airport as James Mattis, Jens Stoltenberg arrive in capital: No flights cancelled
Multiple rockets landed near Kabul's international airport on Wednesday after US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew to the Afghan capital for talks, an official said.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg Friday called for a "global response" to North Korea's latest missile launch, calling it "a reckless breach of UN resolutions."