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# nato - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

Ireland backs UN treaty banning nuclear weapons despite boycott from Nato

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons today.

# nato - Saturday 10 June, 2017

Afghan commando kills two American soldiers in 'insider attack'

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the volatile district of Achin.

# nato - Thursday 25 May, 2017

'Trump Not Welcome': Irish anti-war activists in Brussels for protest at Nato summit

The summit is much-awaited following Trump’s previous dismissal of Nato.

# nato - Wednesday 22 March, 2017

He called it 'obsolete', but Trump says he will reaffirm US commitment to Nato

The White House confirmed Trump will attend a Nato meeting in May.

# nato - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Pence vows 'unwavering' support for Nato as he receives praise from Bono at European meeting

“The United States will continue to hold Russia accountable,” the Vice President said.

# nato - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# nato - Monday 21 November, 2016

Opinion: 'The Neutrality Bill would exclude Ireland from being an active supporter of perpetual war'

A clear and decisive majority of Irish people are in favour of enshrining neutrality in our Constitution, writes Roger Cole.

# nato - Friday 21 October, 2016

Russia is sailing a fleet of warships through the English Channel

Britain has deployed the Royal Navy to monitor the aircraft carrier group, which is reportedly en route to Syria.

# nato - Monday 15 August, 2016

Tom Clonan: Why it's time to have an open and honest debate about our neutrality

Security expert Tom Clonan says any decisions about our status must be taken by the Irish people in a transparent and ethical manner.

# nato - Tuesday 19 July, 2016

Turkey suspends 15,000 education staff after failed coup attempt

Over 7,500 people have been detained so far in a massive legal crackdown.

# nato - Wednesday 18 May, 2016

Former Nato general warns that the west is risking a nuclear war with Russia

Western relations with Russia have been strained since the country annexed Crimea in March 2014

# nato - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Putin: Downing of Russian jet by Turkey a "stab in the back"

Video footage of the incident showed a warplane crashing onto a hill and two crew members apparently parachuting safely.

# nato - Sunday 4 October, 2015

Obama promises investigation into US hospital airstrike that saw "patients burn to death in their beds"

12 Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) staff members were killed in the attack.

# nato - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Nato is worried about the situation in Macedonia

A shoot-out left 22 people dead today.

# nato - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Women and children among 28 dead as rocket hits wedding party

WARNING: Some people may find the images in this post distressing.

# nato - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Ukraine just took a big step towards the West... and Russia's not happy

The eastern European nation voted to drop its non-aligned status if a war breaks out.

# nato - Saturday 22 November, 2014

How should Ireland decide whether to send troops abroad?

Questions have been raised over the triple-lock system in the Dáil recently.

# nato - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home

A decision has yet to be made on any further deployment.

# nato - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nato detects ‘significant Russian military activity’ in Europe’s airspace

Nato detects ‘significant Russian military activity’ in Europe’s airspace

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

# nato - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about Maíria Cahill, Irish Water and the manhunt in Ottawa…

# nato - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Windows flaw allowed Russian hackers to spy on NATO

The flaw, dubbed ‘Sandworm’, allowed spies to gain access to computers using all versions of Windows for PCs and servers during the past five years.

# nato - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Suicide bomber kills three NATO soldiers near US embassy in Afghanistan

NATO hasn’t yet released the nationalities of the victims.

# nato - Monday 15 September, 2014

Column: 'After many years of peace, Europe could be drawn into a war on its own borders'

The West needs to stop hiding behind treaties that Russia has already invalidated, writes John O’Donnell.

# nato - Friday 5 September, 2014

Nato agrees to set up rapid reaction "spearhead' force to ward off Russia

“This decision sends a clear message — Nato protects all allies, at all times.”

Ukraine expresses “careful optimism” ahead of peace talks with Russia and rebels

Nato are expected to announce fresh sanctions on Russia later today.

# nato - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

US to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan after end of combat operations

Under the plan announced at the White House, America will gradually withdraw troops until only a small residual force remains.

# nato - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Russia: We've pulled back from Ukraine border. US: No you haven't

40,000 Kremlin troops are estimated to be on Ukraine’s eastern frontier.

# nato - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Five NATO soldiers killed in British helicopter crash in Afghanistan

The cause of the helicopter crash is not immediately known.

# nato - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Invasion fears rise as Russia accuses Kiev of 'crimes against its own people'

Vladimir Putin has warned of “consequences” to the military action.

# nato - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see

Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.

# nato - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Russia requests that Crimean officials release captured Ukraine navy chief

Kiev today reneged on a post-Soviet agreement to allow freedom of movement for Russians into Ukraine.

# nato - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Tatars urge NATO to intervene in Ukraine "before there is a massacre"

The European Court of Human Rights has called on Russia to avoid military action, while a protester was stabbed in the west of Ukraine.

# nato - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Ukraine's navy chief switches allegiance to the pro-Russian authorities

Denis Berezovsky said in a televised statement that he “swears allegiance to the residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea”.

"Russia must stop" - NATO chief

The NATO council is meeting today to discuss tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

# nato - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

At least seven killed during fresh wave of violence in Kiev

The incident has been condemned by the USA, EU and NATO.

# nato - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Column: Should Ireland join NATO?

Forging closer ties with NATO could enable Ireland to combat global terrorism writes Colm Ó Broin.

# nato - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Taliban name interim chief as Pakistan mulls US response

Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani will take over a temporary head of the Taliban group.

# nato - Friday 28 June, 2013

The French army's new warplane is monstrous Oh My This post contains images

The French army's new warplane is monstrous

Is this the future of European military airspace?

# nato - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

US-Taliban talks 'not scheduled'

The US State Department said that reports of a meeting being scheduled “aren’t accurate”.

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