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CHANGSHA Broncos Bradley Chubb Jersey , China, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Korea enjoyed an easy victory over Singapore 87-45 at 2015 FIBA Asia Championship of men's basketball here on Friday.

With team captain Yang Donggeun, Park Chan Hee and Cho Sungmin sitting on the bench to recover from the tiredness of losing to China 73-76 last night, South Korea still managed to have a 26-13 start in the first quarter.

Kwek Wei Meng contributed four of eight points of Singapore in the second quarter but they were still 21-45 down before the halftime break. South Korea gradually established a 30-point advantage with Kim Jongkyu's consecutive four points in the paint zone.

Ng Hanbin hit two three-pointers to lift Singapore in the third quarter. In the last 10 minutes, Lee Junghyun shone behind the arc by scoring seven in a row with two three pointers and an added free throw to help South Korea finish with 87-45.

South Korea gave out 22 assists in the match while Singapore had eight, they were also leading in steal with 10 to three.

With four players scoring double-digits, Kim Jongkyu led South Korea with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Kwek Wei Meng had team-high 12 points for Singapore.

BEIJING, Dec. 17 (Xinhua) -- The world has been overshadowed by terrorist threats as never before this year as various terror groups and their loyalists made headlines everywhere, especially in Paris and across the Atlantic in France's strong anti-terror ally, the United States.

The number of victims in the Paris attacks is the biggest of terror activity in the modern history of France and the second-largest in Europe after the Madrid attacks. Its perpetrator, the Islamic State (IS), said in a statement that it was just the beginning.

Shortly after the Paris carnage took 130 lives, 14 people were killed in a shooting rampage in San Bernardino, California by a couple, who later proved to have long been radicalized.

The world's governments and parliaments scrambled to make decisions despite being overcome by shock and anger, and many feared further blood-shed of their peoples as experts pointed to "qualitative changes" in the terrorists' strategy.

The traditional top centers of the IS are Syria and Iraq, and its second center is in Libya, said Diaa Rashwan, head of Cairo-based Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies.

It had not been in the interests of the IS to focus on enemies far away since it is seeking territorial advancement with the purpose of founding a state, as its name suggests, said Rashwan.

However, the Paris attacks represent a qualitative change in the IS strategy, Rashwan pointed out.

Egyptian journalist, said that the sense of injustice is a root cause of terrorism anywhere.

"With respect to the creation of Daesh in particular it is the invasion of countries, whether the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan or the Iraq invasion when the Iraqi army was dismantled," she said, referring to the IS.

She pointed out that many have joined Daesh due to the internal situation in some countries, whether economic, social or religious, where youth can't find jobs and have no hope for the future.

"Addressing terrorism needs a concerted global effort," she stressed.

Sarah Eltantawi, professor of Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies at Evergreen State College in the United States, also mentioned widespread economic and political frustration as creating a hotbed for terrorism.

"A religious revivalism of the last forty years has filled the vacuum which other ideologies such as nationalism or socialism have been able to fill," she said.

The fact that Islam itself has been adopted by ultra-conservatives is one of the most intense challenges to promoting and rehabilitating what used to be a mainstream, gentle Islam, said Eltantawi.

Rashwan also mentioned the "humiliating way the Iraqi army was ruined" as one of the complex reasons for the IS presence.

According to the expert, the Western disregard of volunteers coming from their countries to be recruited by the IS is also part of the reasons for the IS rampancy.


The increasing use of Western elements who joined terrorist groups in the Middle East and took part in attacks there and then returned with major tasks in their home countries have been observed as a new trend in the orchestration of often lethal attacks.

"They are IS elements but in the West," Rashwan said. This can be clearly seen from the accuracy of the IS statement after the Paris attacks that declared that eight members carried them out and revealed the exact sites that were targeted and other details.

Meanwhile, zealous preparation and flawless execution have made the attacks hard to detect and prevent.

As shown in the Paris attacks, the number of elements who carried out the operations is not less than 30, which reflects a thorough preparation and execution.

The attacks also reveal great efforts on part of the terrorists to flaunt their power and challenge the authorities as they were targeting the place where the French president was.

Such changes in tactics, which have resulted in more effective implementations of planned attacks, are having a major influence on public mentalities.

In its latest poll, Gallup said that the percentage of Americans who believe it is "very" or "somewhat likely" that acts of terrorism would take place in the country in the next several weeks increased sharply, rising from 45 percent in June to 67 percent.

In a rare Oval Office address to the nation, U.S. President Barack Obama on Dec. 6 called the San Bernardino shootings a new phase of terrorism.


Talaat Musallam, a former Egyptian army general and security expert, believed that international cooperation is currently very weak, especially with the increase in terrorist networks, not only in the Arab countries and the Midd. Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys From China Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Throwback Baseball Jerseys Wholesale NHL Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Basketball Jerseys From China Cheap MLB Jerseys Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys
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