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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

Malicious Minecraft apps affect 600,000 Android Users


This post was originally published on this siteSo you love Minecraft? You might want to be very careful before downloading the cheats for the popular Minecraft game from Google Play Store.Nearly 3 Million users have downloaded malicious Minecraft Android applications for their smartphone and tablets from the Google Play store, security researchers warned.The security researchers from...


Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

This post was originally published on this site Police block the road to the villages of Grosspriel and Kollapriel near Melk some 80 km (50 miles) west of Vienna.(Sourc: Reuters)Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain. State Prosecutor, Friedrich Koehl said on Tuesday that there had been at least 11 cases of...


Taiwan President proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

This post was originally published on this site FILE: Chinese ships patrol South China Sea.Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan on Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbours by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region. Ma’s initiative, announced on Tuesday at an Asia-Pacific research forum...

American Issues

VIDEO: Ice skating on Havana’s waterfront


This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceIce skating on Havana’s waterfront 27 May 2015 Last updated at 02:37 BSTNormally the only ice you’d expect to find in Havana would be in a mojito. But for the next month, an ice skating rink has been installed on the city’s iconic seafront, the Malecon. The open-air ice rink is...


Kiren Rijiju gives it back to Naqvi: I eat beef, can somebody stop me?

This post was originally published on this site Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju.Days after Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that those who eat beef should go to Pakistan, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said his colleague’s statements were “unpalatable”. “I eat beef, I’m from Arunachal Pradesh, can somebody stop me? So...


VIDEO: Hong Kong’s computer coding classes

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHong Kong’s computer coding classes 26 May 2015 Last updated at 22:26 BSTSchool children these days no longer just have to learn traditional subjects such as English, Maths or Sciences. They are also expected to acquire computer skills and in some cases, programming knowledge. While it...

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

Ban for sand-throwing beach keeper

This post was originally published on this site CAF handed out $85,000 of fines in its latest round of disciplinary decisions announced on Tuesday26 May 2015 Last updated at 22:57Ivory Coast goalkeeper Brou Bernard has been banned for four games for throwing sand at officials during a beach football tournament.Bernard was fined $5,000 (£3,250) by the Confederation...

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