Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate -- also called ISIS, ISIL and Daesh -- has claimed responsibility for the multiple terror strikes across Paris on Nov. 13, in which 130 civilians were killed and over 300 seriously injured.
Leaders ASEAN meeting in Kuala Lumpur over the weekend, restated their intention to build a genuine sense of community in the region, but there is general acknowledgement that their major challenge is to resolve the dispute over territorial rights in the South China Sea.
On Nov. 13, Paris witnessed the worst terror attack in France's history -- some 132 people were killed and more than 350 injured. In his televised intervention, President Hollande said, "Terrorist attacks of an unprecedented level are underway across the Paris region. It's a horror."
When French President Francois Hollande issued a declaration of war against the self-styled militant Islamic State group in the aftermath of the recent bloody attacks in Paris, he perhaps forgot that France has been at war with these terrorists for over a year. Ever since France joined the U.S.-led coalition last year, the French air force has been regularly bombing targets in Syria.
There is a debate about environmental concerns surrounding Lahore's Orange Line project, especially since there is a view that the line will pass perilously close to monuments such as Chauburji and the Shalamar Gardens, obscuring or even damaging them.
Let us face a harsh reality: the militant Islamic State group in all its hideousness has made the world forget Syria's human tragedy, for such is the callousness of the global community that the number of Syrian dead has become a statistic -- it does not matter whether it is a quarter million or 300,000.
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.
"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.
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