Afghan security forces on Saturday claimed victory against a Taliban offensive in the country`s volatile Helmand province after days of fighting seen as a test for the country`s security forces as NATO-led troops pull out.
Mississippi incumbent Thad Cochran was fighting for his political life in a Republican runoff for his US Senate seat Tuesday, seeking to repulse a surging conservative challenger bucking the party establishment.
Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists were locked in fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine on Thursday and a rebel commander acknowledged big losses among separatists heavily outgunned by government forces.
Marginalised and misunderstood, Chinese Vietnam veterans -- who fought in a little-celebrated war against their southern neighbours -- risk beatings and prison in a new battle with government officials.
Government troops in Myanmar
have attacked one of the country`s powerful northern militias
with artillery in a bid to force rebel fighters from a
strategic region where China is constructing major hydro-power
The Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance, making a determined charge to unseat the Left Front in West Bengal, faces the challenge from its own dissidents as the stage is all set for the second phase of assembly elections Saturday.