5 Things to Know on Nov. 16

A look at the news you need to know today. Learn even more from our full Monday briefing: http://nyti.ms/1LhUpZV
  1. Paris attack mastermind is sought
    French authorities are seeking Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 27-year-old Belgian who fought in Syria for ISIS, as the mastermind of the Paris terrorist attacks, according to a French official. Abaaoud had been wanted in Belgium for a terrorist plot that was foiled in January and was in contact with one of the Paris attackers, the official said. http://nyti.ms/1WWeiBQ
  2. "France is at war"
    François Hollande, president of France, told both houses of Parliament today that he would propose extending the nation’s state of emergency for 3 months. France intensified its raids on extremist targets in Syria overnight, aided by U.S. airstrikes. http://nyti.ms/1RZuk7b
  3. Obama defends refugee policy
    President Obama lashed out at Republican candidates for president who suggested that religious tests be given to refugees coming into the U.S. to keep terrorists out of the country. http://nyti.ms/1l011GX
  4. 2016 campaign shift
    In the U.S. presidential campaign, it’s now terrorism, not taxes. The candidates are maneuvering for political advantage as national security rises to voters’ attention after the Paris attacks. http://nyti.ms/1LiokRI
  5. Israeli soldiers raid refugee camp
    Armed clashes broke out during a military raid at the Qalandiya refugee camp in the West Bank today. http://nyti.ms/1l01nxk