EU foreign ministers held urgent talks on high military tensions over offshore drilling rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
Turkey's President Erdogan says Ankara is not seeking any "adventures" in the region, as France sends two fighter jets and naval frigate 'Lafayette' to increase military presence in the increasingly tense region.
Both Greece and Turkey have warships in the eastern Mediterranean after Ankara sent a research vessel to carry out seismic research for energy resources in an area that it says is on its continental shelf.
The US sees Moscow's gas pipeline projects as a geopolitical tool and aims to secure Poland's borders to counter growing Russian influence in central Europe.
The Trump administration has pushed to reduce US troops in Germany for years, criticising Berlin for failing to meet NATO defence spending targets.
More than 6,000 Pakistani insurgents, most belonging to the banned terror outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, are present in Afghanistan, UN says in report, adding some of them have joined Daesh there.
US Air Force to officially purchase F-35A fifth-generation stealth fighter jets originally built by Lockheed Martin for Turkey as part of $862 million contract modification.
Azerbaijan and Armenia have shared hostilities over various ethnic, religious and political reasons - but the Nagorno-Karabakh issue is the biggest hurdle that exists between the two.
Turkish envoy to France Ismail Hakki Musa says Paris has notified NATO about its Courbet warship withdrawing from the sea after standoff with Turkish vessel.
Lieutenant Colonel Mike Andrews, a US Defense Department spokesman, said a decision had been made in late 2019 "to honour existing contractual arrangements and accept delivery of parts that were already on contract."
The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
There are between 34,000 and 35,000 US soldiers permanently stationed in Germany, according to the Pentagon, although rotation of units mean the overall number can temporarily top 50,000.
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