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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...


Ireland votes to legalise gay marriage after a landslide referendum


This post was originally published on this site Tally counter Rhonda Donaghy is seen at the RDS count centre, Dublin, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Source: AP)Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said on Saturday. Final results were not expected...


Islamic State could procure nukes from Pakistan in a year

This post was originally published on this site The ISIS is looking to do something big that would make any past operation look like a squirrel shoot, and the more groups that pledge allegiance to it, the possibility of it pulling off something truly epic cannot be underestimated or ignored.Fears exist that the savage militant group ISIS may soon obtain a weapon of mass destruction from Pakistan,...

American Issues

VIDEO: Composing an urban masterpiece

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceComposer John Luther Adams: ‘Music is how I understand the world’ 19 May 2015 Last updated at 01:37 BSTNormally cell phone rings, car horns, and ambulance sirens are disruptions to a musical performance, but Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams invites his listeners to...


Tree-some: A day in the life of Antar Singh

This post was originally published on this site It is a little tedious at the top for four men guarding the sacred Bodhi tree on a hillock near Sanchi — but for music and meals. (Express Photo by Milind Ghatwai)A few kilometres from the world heritage site of Sanchi, a sacred tree is taking root on a hillock. The Peepal sapling was planted amid fanfare by then Sri Lankan president Mahinda...


China’s Amazon railway plan advances


This post was originally published on this siteChina and Peru mull Amazon railway23 May 2015From the section Latin America & CaribbeanThe agreement was reached after leaders from the two countries met in LimaA Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest,...

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

Chelsea v Sunderland

This post was originally published on this siteChelseaSunderlandvKO 15:00 Jose Mourinho has not lost back-to-back Premier League games since 200622 May 2015 Last updated at 11:23 By Jonathan Pearce BBC Match of the Day commentatorBarclays...

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