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First Iraq and the Rest Will Follow – By Miaad Hassan

by Miad Hassan - 10 May 2015

The ongoing violence across the Middle East region, as well as the threat posed by the religious ideology represented by ISIS, should come as no surprise. The precursors to this aggressive unrest were weak, corrupt Arab governments that lacked stability and integration. In Iraq, the early signs of violence...

The Hacker News

Astoria — Advanced Tor Client Designed to Avoid NSA Attacks

This post was originally published on this siteIn response to the threat of intelligence agencies like NSA and GCHQ, Security researchers from American and Israeli academics have developed a new advanced Tor client called Astoria specially designed to make eavesdropping harder.Tor (The Onion Router) is the most popular anonymity network that is intended to allow a user to browse the Internet...


Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released


This post was originally published on this site Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski gestures to supporters as first exit polls are announced, in Warsaw, Poland. (Source: AP photo)Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county’s presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit...


A 10-year-old Rohingya migrant recounts the horror of his boat journey to Indonesia

This post was originally published on this site Rohingya migrant Untas Begum, right, drinks a water while her brother Mohammad Aesop look on at a temporary shelter in Kuala Cangkoi, Aceh Province, Indonesia. (Source: AP)It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly...

American Issues

VIDEO: US floods: It was pretty drastic

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS weather: It’s the largest flood in history of region 24 May 2015 Last updated at 21:28 BSTA deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far. A fire-fighter lost his life when swept away by floodwater...


Caste war in Nagaur gets escalated over dubious land deals

This post was originally published on this site The conflict was born out of a dubious land deal made in the early 1960s.A dirt track to the left of the main village settlement in Dangawas leads one to a 25 bigha piece of farmland where a bloody caste conflict left five people, including four Dalits, dead earlier this month. There is nobody there to narrate the story of the violence that was unleashed...


Parking fines make record profit


This post was originally published on this siteScottish council parking fines bring in record profit25 May 2015From the section ScotlandThere are about 700,000 penalty charge notices issued each yearScottish councils have made a record profit from parking charges and fines, figures from the RAC Foundation show. Almost half...

Lessons in Leadership

Change vs. Progress: Making the Choices That Move You Forward


This post was originally published on this siteOne of the biggest challenges in today’s society is learning how to balance all of the different areas of our lives. A hundred years ago, life seemed simpler because people’s roles seemed more defined. Today, the world is much less predictable. The unspoken expectation is that in order to be a thriving, contributing, happy and successful...

Sport News

Monday’s gossip column


This post was originally published on this site24 May 2015 Last updated at 23:50For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Liverpool are ready to offer striker Rickie Lambert, 33, to Aston Villa in their bid to sign Belgian international Christian Benteke, 24.(Daily Mirror)  Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will be looking...

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