Once a happy-go-lucky student at one of Brussels' most prestigious high
schools, Saint-Pierre d'Uccle, Abdelhamid Abaaoud morphed into Belgium's
most notorious jihadi, a zealot so devoted to the cause of holy war
that he recruited his 13-year-old brother to join him in Syria.
The child of Moroccan immigrants who grew up in the Belgian capital's scruffy and multiethnic Molenbeek-Saint-Jean neighborhood, the fugitive, in his late 20s, was identified by French authorities on Monday as the presumed mastermind of the attacks last Friday in Paris that killed 129 people and injured hundreds.
Winning Myanmar's election turned out to be easier than expected for
Aung San Suu Kyi and her opposition party, but steering the country will
be a test of how the Nobel Peace laureate balances her moral vision
with political realities.
Almost complete returns released by the Election Commission by Sunday showed Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy with a whopping majority that gives it control of the lower and upper houses of Parliament, along with enough votes to dictate who will be president when the new lawmakers convene their first session next year.