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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

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...


Ireland votes to legalise gay marriage after a landslide referendum


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...


At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault

This post was originally published on this site The Taliban have launched a number of attacks across many parts of Afghanistan since their warm-weather offensive began on April 24. (Source: AP photo)Officials in Afghanistan say at least 10 police officers have been killed in an ongoing Taliban assault in the country’s volatile south. Mohammad Ismail Hotaki, director of Helmand province’s...

American Issues

Unrest follows US police acquittal

This post was originally published on this siteCleveland arrests after US officer cleared of unarmed deaths24 May 2015From the section US & CanadaProtests erupted soon after the court ruling on SaturdayAt least a dozen people have been arrested in the US city of Cleveland during protests after an officer was cleared of...


Greece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’

This post was originally published on this siteGreece ‘cannot afford IMF repayment’ in June – minister24 May 2015From the section BusinessGreece cannot make a repayment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) due on 5 June as it does not have the money, the interior minister says. “The four instalments for the IMF in June are €1.6bn, this money will not be...

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

Ashley regime ‘from another planet’

This post was originally published on this site After Kevin Keegan rejoined Newcastle in 2008, Mike Ashley brought in Dennis Wise as a “football-related” executive director24 May 2015 Last updated at 09:54Premier League final day on the BBCComprehensive coverage of the last day of the top-flight season across online, radio and TV, including:...

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