The Nato exercise will involve 36,000 military personnel, 140 aircraft and more than 60 ships from at least 30 countries
The men were described as "exceptional"
Moscow has been accused of targeting rebels that most directly threaten President Assad rather than Isis
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said the military incursion was 'no accident'
The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the crash, but this has not been confirmed by US officials
The Taliban have captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in a massive assault involving hundreds of fighters.
Authorities say the gunman rode on a motorbike and shot the group of men
US forces in Afghanistan have accidentally shot a four year old boy dead in bad weather, Afghan officials have said, in the latest incident to strain ties between the uneasy allies.
Commons defence select committee unconvinced that proposed £2.5bn budget is enough for new Scottish defence force
The organisation has denied the report and insists the dead were all ‘enemy forces’
Officials said three attacking insurgents were killed
MPs urge Prime Minister to seek compromise in bid to return powers to London as PM hints he would campaign for Britain to remain in EU in the referendum promised by end of 2017
The American soldier accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan civilians, most of them women and children, as they slept in villages adjacent to an army outpost in Kandahar province early last year is to plead guilty at a hearing next week in an attempt to stave off the death penalty, his lawyer said.
Defence Secretary admits Britain holding dozens of suspected insurgents without trial in Helmand
Retired army officer was forced out for awarding Royal Armouries workers thousands of pounds