Estonian parlt gives defense forces mandate to participate in intl missions
The Riigikogu on Wednesday adopted nine decisions concerning the participation of up to 371 members of the Estonian defense forces in international missions in 2017.
Servicemen sent on anti-Daesh mission
Within operation Inherent Resolve to fight the terrorist organisation Daesh, six Estonian servicemen travel to Iraq this coming Monday.
29.07.2016, Tiina Kaukvere
Bagdadis tungisid protestijad parlamendihoonesse
Tuhanded protestijad tungisid täna Bagdadi rangete turvameetmetega niinimetatud Rohelisse tsooni ja rüüstasid parlamenti pärast esinduskogu suutmatust kiita heaks uusi ministreid.
Editorial: European unity needed to solve migration crisis
At the moment, the European Union is faced with largest migration of nations since end of WW2. People are coming from various parts of the world and for various reasons.
Next 12 refugees from Greece to arrive in Estonia next week
The next 12 refugees to be settled in Estonia under the European Union's migrant relocation program are to arrive in Estonia next week.
Unconventional warfare expert: Europe must prepare for the worst
When fighting ISIS, it is paramount to counteract their recruiting activities in Europe and this is best done by European Muslims themselves says Estonian Defence Forces Major Margus Kuul with Master's from US Naval Postgraduate School in defence analysis and irregular warfare.
13.04.2016, Evelyn KaldojaPM
Initial seven refugees arrive in Estonia under quota
Arriving from Greece yesterday, initial seven refugees of war were placed in Estonia under the European migration plan, to dwell in Tallinn and Tartu.
30.03.2016, Dagne MihkelsPM
Editorial: Europe is in war
In the war increasingly at hand, what we obviously need is unified European action into which Estonia will need to invest with ideas as well as deeds.
Estonian soldiers may return to Iraq - defense minister
Estonia's ability to contribute to the fight against the Sunni extremist group IS is limited, but one way to do this is to send to Iraq instructors of the defense forces to train local armed forces, Defense Minister Hannes Hanso told.
15.02.2016, News.postimees.ee / BNSPM
Estonia gives EUR 4.1 mln to help Syria refugees
Estonia will pay altogether 4.1 million euros through various channels over the next two years to help the people who have fled the civil war in Syria.
Editorial: Estonians the conflict solvers
UN peacekeepers were taken to Southern Lebanon in 1978 to help the central government gain control over the region. Initially the security council gave its mandate for half a year. Till today, the mission keeps going in the restless region.
Editorial: Europe headed towards collective defence
Right after the tragic Friday, it was obvious that France was not going to be left alone in fighting ISIS. Meanwhile, the way military assistance is being provided sets a presedence and may lead towards improved defence cooperation in European Union.
Estonia eyes engagement against ISIS
At defence ministry, ideas have been put into writing regarding Estonia's options between three likely foreign missions looming. A scenario would take our soldiers back to Iraq, to train combatants fighting Islamic State.
26.10.2015, Oliver KundPM
Finland seeks to make migrants go home for money
A large yet little discussed problem for the overwhelmed EU immigration policy are asylum seekers whose need for asylum goes unconfirmed.
12.08.2015, Martin Dislis
Pentagon tunnistas üles esimese drooniõnnetuse Iraagis
Pentagon oli eile sunnitud tõeks tunnistama sotsiaalmeedias kulutulena levinud uudise Iraagis alla kukkunud drooni kohta.
22.07.2015, Aivar PauPM
Estonia sends weapons, ammunition to Iraq's armed forces
Under a decision of the government, Estonia last week sent weapons and ammunition to the armed forces of Iraq to support the country's fight against the terrorist group Islamic State (IS).
Obama says USA «dedicated to defend Estonia»
In Tallinn press conference with Estonian counterpart Toomas Hendrik Ilves, US President Barack Obama said Estonia will never stand alone again. The United States of America dedicates itself to defend Estonia’s security, said the President.
03.09.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Estonia gives Kurds a million cartridges
To support Iraqi Kurds in their fight against the violently militant Islamic State, Estonia donates one million machine gun cartridges made for weapons of Soviet origin.
29.08.2014, Andres EinmannPM
Editorial: chaos in Iraq would threaten broader security
Sunni extremists encouraged in Syrian civil war, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant orISIL, have moved military activities over into Iraq. Quite successfully. Should Iraq be enveloped in chaos, neighbouring countries come under threat, thus impacting the bigger security picture.