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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

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released

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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...

Asia

Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no reports of damage or injury

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This post was originally published on this siteA strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from the quake, which struck at 2:28 pm (0528 GMT). The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning as a...

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...

India

After targeting BSNL office, militants attack army patrol in south Kashmir

This post was originally published on this site Kunjipora village in Kulgam district, Jammu and Kashmir. (Source: Google Maps)Hours after targeting BSNL franchise office in Sopore, militants attacked an army patrol in south Kashmir’s Kunjipora village in Kulgam district leaving an army man injured. The militants escaped after the attack. Army and police cordoned the area after the attack...

Economics

Greece woes weigh on European stocks

This post was originally published on this siteGreek debt negotiations weigh on European stocks25 May 2015From the section BusinessEuropean stocks fell in early trading after a Greek minister said that Athens would struggle to meet its upcoming debt payments. Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis made his comments during a weekend TV programme. Stocks on Greece’s ATG index are trading...

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

Sheffield United sack manager Clough

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This post was originally published on this site Nigel Clough has also managed at Derby and Burton Albion25 May 2015 Last updated at 11:54Nigel Clough has been sacked as the manager of Sheffield United.The Blades reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup but finished fifth in League One and failed to gain promotion through the play-offs.A statement on...

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