Last week, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg had said that they must stay vigilant in tracking the developments in the troubled country
The MiG-25 was, quite simply, the fastest interceptor ever built. In the 70s, one was tracked by radar flying at Mach 3.2 over the Sinai peninsula.
NATO secretary-general slams Russia, says accreditation of officials withdrawn due to 'malign activities'
NATO also reduced the number of positions that Russia can accredit people for from 20 to 10
Leaders' summit showed Quad is playing long game, and it won’t suffer a collapse even if China challenge subsides in future
The Quad may struggle to meet the mountain of ever-changing expectations placed on its shoulders but readings of its inefficacy gloss over the incredible distance the coalition has covered since its resurrection in 2017
Jens Stoltenberg said he was confident that France, the UK and the US “will find a way forward and not make this disagreement create lasting problems for the alliance”
Members of the China and Russia-led Shanghai Cooperation Organisation on Friday endorsed Iran's future membership of the bloc that already includes South Asian rivals India and Pakistan
Antony Blinken defends Afghanistan drawdown, says no evidence staying longer would have made any difference
Had US not followed through with the previous dispensation’s commitment, attacks on US forces and allies would have resumed and Taliban's assault on Afghanistan would have commenced, he argued
Republican lawmakers, seeing a vulnerability for Biden, have portrayed the pullout as chaotic and accused the president of abandoning Americans to the fate of the Taliban
Given the results, the 20-year war in Afghanistan was not worth the cost, said Karl Eikenberry, a former commander in Afghanistan
The financial drain from a sprawling counterterrorism campaign has been vast, fueling the military’s budgets even years after major combat in Afghanistan and Iraq ended
China nukes NATO call to join nuclear arms control talks, cites bare minimum for 'national security'
NATO is urging China to join international efforts to limit the spread of nuclear weapons amid concerns that the country is rapidly developing missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads
The swift military evacuation now yields to a murkier diplomatic operation to press the Taliban to allow Americans and their allies to depart peacefully by other means
As for those left behind in Afghanistan, a country of 38 million minus the thousands who have fled or died in recent weeks, all they can do is look forward
The Taliban have confirmed that they have access to the database and have mobilised a special unit, called Al Isha, to hunt down Afghans who helped US and allied forces
"The sooner we can finish, the better," Biden said of the plan to evacuate Americans, Afghan nationals and US troops from Taliban-controlled Kabul
Taliban 2.0 is smarter, deceptive and has a better media strategy but it remains as brutal, cynical and regressive as before
The morbidity of the situation, the misery and utter helplessness of ordinary Afghans and the panic among those who had helped US and NATO troops in their mission should have served as a reality check
Afghan fiasco raises hard questions for Europe, talks about 'strategic autonomy' from US gain momentum
While Joe Biden has said almost all the right things on issues of trade and climate change, the Afghanistan fiasco has left many Europeans convinced that they cannot rely on the US on security concerns
NATO ministers on Friday called on the Taliban to allow people being evacuated to leave Afghanistan, and vowed that the allies would remain in 'close coordination' while operations continue
Rupert Colville, a spokesman for the United Nations' high commissioner for human rights, noted both the Taliban's vows and the fear of those now under their rule
'I stand squarely behind' US pullout from Afghanistan, says Joe Biden; calls Afghan chaos 'gutwrenching'
President Joe Biden reiterated however that the US national interest in Afghanistan was always principally about preventing terrorist attacks on the US homeland