Afghan forces battling Taliban for control over Kunduz province The fighting in Kunduz reflects a broader trend of insurgent attacks across the country involving hundreds of fighters at a time.
UK analyst: Azerbaijan, as a losing party, interested in boosting tensions Thomas de Waal expressed concern over the recent border clashes resulting in more victims than throughout the year 2013.
IMF chief under investigation for negligence in French fraud case She has been questioned several times about her role in a 400mln euro compensation payout to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.
Finland, Sweden say will work more closely with NATO The Finnish govt. says he Host Nation Support agreement applies to situations which include "disasters, disruptions and threats to security."