Sunday, November 22, 2015
The series of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday killed 129 people, and some of those wounded remain in critical conditions. While terrorist attacks are now a regular phenomenon around the world, it still raises indignation every time another bomb goes off killing more people.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The presence in France of Belgian jihadist Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks who was killed by police on Wednesday, demonstrates major failings in Europe's borderless Schengen zone, experts say.
"Welcome to India and climb Mt. Everest!" Some day, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would like to see India's tourism industry issuing such advertisements. No one can object to a politician's desire to make a name as a "great" prime minister. But to fulfill his ambition, Modi, the enchanter of Nepalis a year ago, has now become their persecutor.
Again the forces of terror and hate have attacked Paris. Again, and for the second time in a year, we stand in solidarity and weep for the victims. And as the barbarity of the Grim Reaper of jihadi terror swept across Paris on a Friday night, the polite Western world is jolted into action and awareness, facing these terrorists who are trying to turn the City of Light into the casbah of darkness and fear.
Argentines decide Sunday whether to end years of leftist government in a run-off vote that could see the pro-business opposition seize command of Latin America's third-biggest economy.
Friday, November 20, 2015
The tide of global rage against the Islamic State group lends greater urgency to ending the jihadis' ability to operate at will from a base in war-torn Syria. That momentum could also force a reevaluation of what to do about President Bashar Assad and puts a renewed focus on the position of his key patrons, Russia and Iran.
The general lack of awareness of medical matters, even amongst the educated, can lead to problems that become increasingly entrenched over time.
Ten years after she took office, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands alone as the leader of a European Union that is grappling with multiple crises, despite the fact she has been weakened domestically, analysts say.
Persisting with selective memory, fuzzy logic and contrived debates is what sustains global terrorism. Let me explain: If suddenly asked to comment on the scourge, most of us would think back to the murder of publisher Dipan and the latest "French 9/11" terror attacks. That's how it works: We understand abstract concepts in terms of narratives, events, places and personalities. Specifics.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Nepal's ongoing crisis of petroleum oil and cooking gas started when our sole supplier, Indian Oil Corporation, refused to fill our oil tankers and gas bullets, and the Indian border security forces and customs officials blocked oil shipments at the border. The southern neighbor has thereby reneged on its oil trade commitments to pressure Nepal into amending its newly promulgated constitution.