Holding peace talks with the Taliban is scandalous – and yet the group appears set to govern in a power-sharing deal as Afghanistan prepares for a leadership void. The future looks grim
The crisis between the United States and Turkey, a NATO ally and traditional bulwark of American policy in the Middle East, is serious.
China’s President Xi Jinping is determined to defy the trend-line of Western history and preserve a Leninist state for the long term.
US President Donald Trump launches a blistering attack on Germany.
Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan emerges victorious from his biggest electoral challenge.
Trump fires off a volley of tweets on allies.
Russia has rejected comments by NATO’s top commander in Afghanistan, that it has been supporting the Taliban.
NATO must improve its defensive capabilities in the wake of aggressive actions by Russia,
Putin says he could hit almost any point in the world and not be intercepted.
NATO defence ministers agree on “train-and-advise” mission in Iraq after a US call for the alliance to help stabilise the country.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said on Wednesday she would work with the Nato military alliance to combat sexual violence.
US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis visits Kabul to support for the government of Ashraf Ghani.
North Korea’s “reckless behaviour” is a global threat and requires a global response.
Australian media cry out claiming navigation by Chinese “aggressive” and “worrying”, while in support of US “freedom of navigation”.
Germany warned its citizens yesterday to exercise caution if travelling to Turkey and threatened measures that could hinder German investment there in a sign of growing impatience.