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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

UK’s Labour Party says it won’t try to block EU referendum

This post was originally published on this site Harriet Harman says Labour will still campaign hard to keep Britain in the EU, the world’s largest trading bloc. (Source: AP Photo)Britain’s opposition Labour Party says it won’t try to block a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the 28-nation European Union. The party’s acting leader, Harriet Harman, offered support...

Asia

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

Rain deluge hits southern US states

This post was originally published on this siteRain deluge brings floods to Texas and Oklahoma24 May 2015From the section US & CanadaThe Blanco river basin in Texas is one of the worst hit areasA deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst...

India

Iron collected is unlikely to become part of Patel statue

This post was originally published on this site Artist’s impression of proposed world’s largest statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Sardar Sarovar dam site.The iron collected over two years for the Statue of Unity project-a 182-metre tall statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to be built in Vadodara facing the Narmada Dam-is likely to be part of an art work to be displayed there, and...

Economics

‘No return’ to easier dismissal plan

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This post was originally published on this siteSajid Javid: No fresh look at easier dismissals24 May 2015From the section UK PoliticsBusiness Secretary Sajid Javid has ruled out returning to proposals to make it easier for firms to sack staff using “no fault” dismissals. The Beecroft report on employment law in 2012 suggested small firms be able to dismiss people without a...

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

Man City will keep me – Pellegrini

This post was originally published on this site Manuel Pellegrini managed Spanish side Malaga before joining Manchester City in 201324 May 2015 Last updated at 18:54Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has said he is sure he will remain in charge at the Etihad next season.City ended the campaign without a trophy, finishing second in the Premier League, and there...

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