Nato and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank.
The West should not rule out the military option in Ukraine, Nato's top military commander said on Saturday, adding that he was referring to the possibility of helping Ukraine with weapons and equipment rather than sending in soldiers.
Bahrain has stressed the need for a global partnership to counter terrorism with resolve and efficacy.
"Terrorism knows no border as no country is spared from its dangers and threats. This requires security and defence strategies t
US President Barack Obama will visit Estonia and attend a Nato summit in Wales next week to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin that his incursion into Ukraine must be reversed and to keep his hands off the Baltic nations.
Russia will ban all imports of food from the US and all fruit and vegetables from Europe, the state news agency reported on Wednesday, a sweeping response to Western sanctions imposed over its support for rebels in Ukraine.
Nato said on Sunday it was not to blame for recent incidents in which dozens of aircraft briefly vanished from air traffic control radar screens in Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
The Slovak state Air Traffic Se
The GCC countries were yesterday (April 23) urged to draw up a Nato-like joint strategy to deal with mounting challenges and deter threats.
"The GCC states have failed to date to approve a joint strategic concept of deterrent
Nato suspended all practical co-operation with Russia on Tuesday in protest at its annexation of Crimea, and ordered military planners to draft measures to strengthen its defenses and reassure nervous Eastern European countries.
Nato's top military commander said on Sunday that Russia had a large force on Ukraine's eastern border and said he was worried it could pose a threat to Moldova's mainly Russian-speaking separatist Transdniestria region.
US Vice President Joe Biden told Nato allies in eastern Europe on Tuesday that the alliance was unwavering in its commitment to protect them from attack, offering reassurance after what he called Russia's "land grab" in Ukraine'