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,...

Top News

5 facts you need to know about Yemen and its conflicts

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This post was originally published on this site Published time: March 27, 2015 04:46 Followers of the Houthi movement demonstrate to show support to the movement in Yemen’s northwestern city of Saada March 26, 2015. (Reuters/Naiyf Rahma) One of the poorest and most violent countries in the Middle East, Yemen is also an area of strategic importance for regional players – and some...

Middle East News

Coalition jets continue to hit Houthi targets in Yemen

This post was originally published on this site Story highlights Saudi-led air strikes hit Houthi targets in Sanaa, Aden, Taiz and Saada Coalition of 10 countries including GCC nations involved in operation, Saudi says Amnesty International says 6 children among at least 25 people killed Iran warns that air strikes could lead to more violence across the region Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition have...

American Issues

Celine Dion set for Las Vegas return

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This post was originally published on this site 26 March 2015 From the section Entertainment & Arts Celine Dion said it was her husband’s wish that she return to performing Celine Dion is returning to the stage in Las Vegas, a year after she put her career on hold “indefinitely” for health and family reasons. The...

Asia

New Zealand seeking to one-up ‘big brother’ Australia

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This post was originally published on this siteMELBOURNE: New Zealand’s cricketers grew up playing backyard battles against imaginary Australia sides and will be eager to get one over their “big brothers” in the World Cup final, paceman Tim Southee said. The trans-Tasman rivalry is fierce across all sports but will reach fever pitch on Sunday when nearly 100,000 will pack out the...

Iranian Issues

Assessing the Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015 (Boxer bill)

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This post was originally published on this siteHenry Rome assesses the Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015, which allows for expedited consideration of sanctions if Iran violates a nuclear agreement. The Iran Congressional Oversight Act of 2015 (S. 669) is simple: If Iran cheats on a nuclear deal, the bill would allow Congress to quickly re-impose any sanctions that were relaxed. Unlike the...

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

Mayday

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This post was originally published on this site THE British political system is noted for producing strong, stable governments. But that is changing fast. May’s general election may generate a chaotic result—something financial markets are being slow to recognise. As in other European countries, voters are turning away from the mainstream parties. Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral...

Sport News

Friday’s gossip column

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This post was originally published on this site 26 March 2015 Last updated at 23:59 For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. TRANSFER GOSSIP Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has targeted a move for £36m-rated Valencia and Portugal attacking midfielder Andre Gomes, 21. (Daily Mirror)  Manchester United will offer Real Madrid £80m...