As the world focuses on ISIS, we are reminded that we also have to contend with our old terrorist foe al-Qaeda. In the African nation of Mali, an al-Qaeda affiliated group attacked a luxury hotel, taking 170 people, many of them foreign tourists, hostage. Commandos stormed the hotel, but some 20 hostages were killed, including one American.
Meanwhile, in Belgium, the capital city of Brussels was put into a state of lockdown–with all public events cancelled and people being urged to stay in their homes–in face of what authorities called evidence of an “imminent,” Paris-style attack. Belgian police arrested 16 jihadists.