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Explosion in Kayseri, Turkey, Dec. 17, 2016

National Security Council: US 'condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attack this morning in Kayseri, Turkey... As President Obama told President Erdogan in their phone call on December 15, we stand united with Turkey, our NATO Ally, in our determination to confront and defeat all forms of terrorism' - NBC News

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

NATO chief Stoltenberg says security situation in Afghanistan remains difficult but NATO will continue its support - TOLO

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Italian constitutional referendum, December 2016

NATO's Stoltenberg says Italian constitutional referendum result will not affect its place within the alliance

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says security situation in eastern Ukraine remains extremely serious, and ceasefire is violated daily

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Upcoming: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is expected to hold a press conference shortly. We'll be following his remarks.

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United Kingdom

Downing Street: Prime Minister Theresa May called President-elect Donald Trump; discussed transition plans, meeting of national security advisers before Christmas, NATO - @ZekeJMiller

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business

German gunmaker Heckler & Koch won't supply countries outside NATO because it has become too difficult to obtain government approval for such deals, it says - Reuters citing DPA

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Montenegro NATO accession process

NATO chief rejects interference in Montenegro membership bid; Jens Stoltenberg says no one has right to try to stop Balkans state from joining military alliance - AP

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

More: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and US President-elect Trump discussed increased defense spending, terrorism in call, statement says - AFP

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politics

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he had 'good talk' with US President-elect Donald Trump on NATO future - AFP

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Turkey coup attempt, July 2016

Some Turkish military staff working for NATO have requested asylum following July's attempted coup in Turkey, NATO secretary general said - Reuters

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says 'absolutely confident' Donald Trump will lead North Atlantic Treaty Organization, hopes to speak to president elect soon - Reuters

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2016 US elections

US President Obama says he's encouraged by Donald Trump's 'insistence that NATO is a commitment that does not change' - @dsupervilleap

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Greece

US President Obama praises Greece for being 1 of 5 NATO countries to meet commitment of spending 2% of GDP on defense - @OKnox

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Athens, Attica, Greece

In Athens, US President Obama tells Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that US counts on Greece as friend, ally and NATO partner - @markknoller

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North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATO's Stoltenberg says alliance is as important as ever, welcomes strengthening of co-operation within NATO and increased defense spending

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Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says it's important to stay cool-headed and avoid escalation with Russia

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2016 US elections

President Obama on speaking about President-elect Donald Trump during overseas trip: 'One of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to NATO'

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

France condemns suicide attack on NATO base in Afghanistan that killed 4 Americans - Reuters

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War in Afghanistan (2015-present)

Update: Local Afghan official says 3 dead, 13 injured in explosion at NATO air base in Bagram - CNN

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