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First Iraq and the Rest Will Follow – By Miaad Hassan

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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...

Europe

Ireland votes to legalise gay marriage after a landslide referendum

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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...

Asia

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

US officer cleared over shootings

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This post was originally published on this siteCleveland policeman cleared over car shooting deaths23 May 2015From the section US & CanadaThirteen officers had fired shots but only Michael Brelo was chargedA judge in the US city of Cleveland has cleared a police officer over the deaths of two unarmed black people killed...

India

Congress urges President Pranab Mukherjee not to sign the Gujarat anti-terror law

This post was originally published on this site Gujarat Congress leaders Bharatsinh Solanki, Ahmad Patel and Shankar Singh Vaghela submitting a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on Saturday. (Source: PTI)Senior Congress leaders from the Gujarat, led by Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary, Ahmed Patel on Saturday submitted a memorandum to President...

Economics

China’s Amazon railway plan advances

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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

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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

Middlesbrough v Norwich City

This post was originally published on this siteMiddlesbrough v NorwichMiddlesbroughNorwichvKO 15:00 Albert Adomah scored Middlesbrough’s third goal in the 3-0 semi-final second-leg victory against Brentford23 May 2015 Last updated at 15:18Sky Bet Championship play-off finalVenue: Wembley Date: Monday, 25 May Kick-off:...

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