NATO security chiefs warn of ISIS plan for nuclear attack on Europe

Islamic State terrorists are plotting to carry out biological and nuclear attacks on Europe, warned NATO security experts on Wednesday, according to reports by the Telegraph.   NATO security chiefs told participants of the Security and Counter Terror Conference in London that there is a ‘justified concern’ that Islamic State militants are actively working to […]

Russian envoy to NATO warns US over Baltic Sea incident involving destroyer

ussia’s ambassador to NATO accused the U.S. Wednesday of trying to intimidate Moscow by sailing a Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea, and vowed Russia would respond to future incidents with “all necessary measures.”   Alexander Grushko spoke following a meeting of the NATO-Russia council in Brussels, the first in nearly two years. The meeting, […]

Nato jets shadow plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu

Nato fighter jets were scrambled to escort a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu while the aircraft was flying along the Baltic coast. A distance of at least 2 km was maintained between the aircraft as they were cruising in neutral airspace.   According to press correspondents of Russian news outlets Ria Novosti, Tass […]

Russia ‘stoking refugee unrest in Germany to topple Angela Merkel’

Russia is trying to topple Angela Merkel by waging an information war designed to stir up anger in Germany over refugees, Nato’s most senior expert on strategic communications has claimed.   The attempt to provoke the removal of the German leader, who has been a strong supporter of sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime, is said […]

NATO: Russia, Syria use migration as weapon

A top United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) commander said Tuesday that Russia and Syria are using migration as a tool to destabilize their European neighbors, and warned of “resurgent and aggressive” Russian behavior in the region.   US Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, Commander of the US European Command and Supreme Allied […]

General Says Terrorists In ‘Daily’ Refugee Flow To Europe

Violent extremists, criminals and foreign fighters are part of the daily refugee flow into Europe, the top NATO commander in Europe told lawmakers, “masking the movement” of these dangerous elements and heightening the potential for an attack.   In testimony Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said the […]

NATO urges Russia, Turkey to deescalate tensions

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has urged Russia and Turkey to deescalate tensions in bilateral relations, the NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai told reporters in Baku Feb.16.   The secretary general has more than once said that he would like to see a discussion, which would […]

Medvedev speaks of ‘new Cold War’ as violence escalates in eastern Ukraine

Violence in eastern Ukraine is intensifying and Russian-backed rebels have moved heavy weaponry back to the front line, international monitors warned on Saturday (13 February) as Moscow responded by accusing the West of dragging the world back 50 years.   Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev described East-West relations as having “fallen into a new Cold […]

US says NATO may join anti-ISIS coalition

NATO is considering joining the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria and Iraq, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Thursday.   “Thanks to the leadership of NATO (head) Jens Stoltenberg we are exploring the possibility of NATO joining the coalition as a member itself,” Carter said after a meeting of the coalition in Brussels to discuss increasing their contributions to […]

NATO is beefing up the defenses of its frontline states against Russia

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved a new multinational force to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance’s secretary-general announced.   The announcement comes less than a month after the defense think tank RAND Corp. found that with current NATO forces, Moscow would be able to conquer the […]