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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

Flawed Android Factory Reset Failed to Clear Private Data from Smartphones

This post was originally published on this siteIf you’re planning to sell your old Android smartphone then you need to think again because there is a weakness in the Android Factory Reset option that could be exploited to recover your login credentials, text messages, emails and pictures even if you have wiped its memory clean.Computer researchers at the University of Cambridge...


Eiffel Tower remains shut as workers walk out over pickpockets

This post was originally published on this site Tourists wander under the Eiffel Tower as an information board announces that the Eiffel Tower is temporarily closed, in Paris on Friday. The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public because workers are protesting a recent rise in aggressive pickpockets.The Eiffel Tower was closed to the public for most of the day on Friday as workers protested a rise...


South Korea court suspends nut rage executive’s prison term


This post was originally published on this site Cho Hyun-ah, former vice president of Korean Air Lines Co. (Source: AP)A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of the former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s chairman, did not violate...

American Issues

US woman shoots at police robot


This post was originally published on this siteCalifornian woman shoots at police robot in stand-off22 May 2015From the section US & CanadaSWAT teams and other police officers wait during the standoffAn elderly California woman has surrendered to police after a 22-hour stand-off, in which the woman shot at a police robot...


Jayalalithaa returns as CM in last lap of a sputtering govt

This post was originally published on this site Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah greets AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa at a meeting in Chennai on Friday. (Source: PTI photo)AT 1.28 pm on Friday, when AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa stepped out of her Poes Garden home in Chennai to make her first public appearance after eight months, it was clear that Brand Amma had lost none of its sheen. For, thousands...


Yellen: US rates may rise this year


This post was originally published on this siteYellen: US rates could go up ‘at some point this year’22 May 2015From the section BusinessThe chair of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, said she expects the central bank to begin raising interest rates “at some point this year”. She said delaying the long-awaited move would pose risks to the economy. The US economy...

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

VIDEO: Mourinho will not walk from Chelsea


This post was originally published on this site Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho tells Football Focus he will stay at Chelsea until owner Roman Abramovich no longer wants him at the club.However, the Portuguese does not rule out a move to manage another Premier League team, saying he would want his next role to be in England.The Blues were confirmed as champions after their 1-0 victory...

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