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    Tackling the 'lone wolves'

    News, Editorial, Published on 18/03/2019

    » The worst massacre of innocents in eight years occurred in peaceful Christchurch on Friday. In a 36-minute orgy in two separate mosques, 50 people were shot dead. A definitely demented but functioning man created an unwatchable Facebook video as he killed from close range. Heroes emerged from the mosque mats and in police ranks, but the worst of the killer's work was done.


    High alert for terrorism

    News, Editorial, Published on 03/05/2016

    » The savage murder last week of a Canadian hostage by self-styled Filipino Islamists was a reminder of the terrorist threat in this region. Authorities have said on several occasions they have not uncovered any case of an active Islamic State network or agent in Thailand. The need for constant alert is clear.


    Guns a threat here too

    News, Editorial, Published on 04/10/2017

    » Another shocking mass murder has taken place in the US. A lone gunman fired hundreds of rifle rounds at the crowd at an outdoor country music concert in Las Vegas. He killed at least 59 people and wounded more than 550 before committing suicide. In the hotel room he used to launch the attack, 64-year-old killer Stephen Craig Paddock had 16 rifles. Police seized another 18 at his home.


    Nobel award is a farce

    News, Editorial, Published on 10/10/2016

    » The Nobel Peace Prize has again gone to a political leader for whom "peace" is questionable. The Norwegian Nobel committee said Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos worked on a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or Farc. But he failed to convince his country that the agreement was valid, and voters turned it down last week in a referendum. Mr Santos becomes the latest Nobel Peace laureate without an actual achievement, and the prize takes another blow to its credibility.


    Plans to fight terror lacking

    News, Editorial, Published on 25/11/2015

    » The wave of terrorism in recent days has been horrific. The Paris attacks killed at least 129 and shattered many hundreds of lives of the wounded and the victims' families. Similarly, a bloody attack on a hotel in Bamako, Mali, killed 27 but harmed far more. In the Middle East and in the Philippines, extremist groups beheaded a Norwegian, a Chinese citizen and a Malaysian because their families could not raise the money to ransom them.

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