The NATO forces formally ended its combat mission in Afghanistan on 31 December, 2014. However, some 11,000 US troops along with some 2000-3000 other NATO countries' troops are staying in Afghanistan after the end of Operation Enduring Freedom. The primary purpose of the residual troops is to train and assist Afghan forces in their anti-terrorism operations against al-Qaeda-Taliban combine in Afghanistan.
AQAP - al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen, took the responsibility of carrying out the infamous attacks in Paris. It has also said that such attacks will continue in future as well. What are the various terrorist groups up to?
The global oil prices in the major international commodity exchanges led by New York and London commodity exchanges have fallen below 50 USD a barrel past week and they are still around the same price-level. This is the lowest oil price in more than the last five years. Mind you, the value of the USD has also de-appreciated during the last five years though in recent times it is gaining somewhat with respect to major global currencies.
Many Hindus, particularly on the Right pole of politics, consider Sikhism to be a sect of Hinduism and consequently Sikhs to be just other Hindus. While Sikhism does have a strong relationship with Hinduism, the fact is that Sikhs are not Hindus; neither by belief nor the way they follow their dharma.