Middle East Post

Politics and Conflict Forecast

New Palestinian Intelligence Agency provides tactical intelligence by garnering Big Data

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by International News - 8 March 2015

Ramallah-based agency RedCrow Intelligence provides Individuals and organizations with a new risk mitigation solution that links real-time alerts to maps, analyzing data information from social media and the open source; to determine geopolitical threat levels. ...

International News

Ebola ‘more deadly’ in young children

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This post was originally published on this site By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News 25 March 2015 From the section Health Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests. Scientists found 90% of babies under one suspected to have the virus died – compared to some 65% of adults across Guinea,...

Middle East News

Yemen’s Houthis advance despite Saudi-led bombing

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This post was originally published on this siteHouthi fighters and allies backed by tanks have advanced onto a key district in the main southern city of Aden, despite a week of air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces. At least 19 people were killed in intense clashes between the Shia rebels and local militia and residents loyal to internationally-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi...

American Issues

VIDEO: The six million people who changed America

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This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your device Jacob Lawrence: Great Migration art shows American turning point 2 April 2015 Last updated at 01:17 BST This year marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Great Migration – the massive upheaval of African-Americans from the rural south to the industrial north of the United States. In...

Asia

Workplace fatal injuries decline, major and minor injuries up 9.3% in 2014

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This post was originally published on this siteSINGAPORE: There were a total of 13,535 major and minor injuries at workplaces in 2014 – a 9.3 per cent rise from 2013, according to a report by the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Institute on Thursday (Apr 2). However, workplace fatality rate was at its lowest last year, it added. There were 60 fatal injuries, or 1.8 per 100,000 employed persons,...

Iranian Issues

What’s at Stake in the Iran Negotiations

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This post was originally published on this sitePayam Mohseni, Director of the Iran Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Dennis Ross, International Council Member, Belfer Center, and David Sanger, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, discuss for The New York Times the stakes in the current Iran nuclear negotiations, including the risks of lifting...

Islamic State - ISIS

Battle for Iraq and Syria in maps

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This post was originally published on this site The rapid advance across Syria and Iraq by militant fighters from Islamic State (IS) in 2014 threw the region into chaos and led to US air strikes against their key positions. By June, the jihadist group, which has fighters from across the world, announced the establishment of a “caliphate” – an Islamic state – stretching from...

Economics

Why Henry George had a point

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This post was originally published on this site LAND prices mainly reflect location: farmers may till the soil, or drain it, but most increases in land’s value comes from the activity of other people. Nobody builds skyscrapers or shopping malls in the wilderness. Landowners, in other words, enjoy unearned income from the benefits bestowed by good transport links, and proximity to customers,...

Sport News

Thursday’s gossip column

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This post was originally published on this site 2 April 2015 Last updated at 00:21 For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Tottenham are willing to pay some of Emmanuel Adebayor’s wages as part of a loan move to ensure the 31-year-old striker is not at White Hart Lane next season. (Daily Mail)  PSV Eindhoven’s...