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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

Ireland starts counting votes to legalise gay marriage

This post was originally published on this site Ireland on Saturday begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalize homosexual marriages in the country. Partners Adrian, left and Shane, arrive to cast their vote at a polling station in Drogheda, Ireland.(Source: AP)Ireland has begun counting ballots from its referendum to legalise homosexual marriage, and political observers say the first...

Asia

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges Southeast Asian nations to help Rohingya migrants

This post was originally published on this site Migrants wait to be be rescued by Acehnese fishermen on their boat on the sea off East Aceh, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 20, 2015. (Source: AP)UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on on Saturday asked Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants...

American Issues

VIDEO: World’s oldest woman turns 116

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWorld’s oldest woman celebrates 116th birthday 23 May 2015 Last updated at 10:45 BSTAn American woman, said to be the oldest person in the world, is celebrating her 116th birthday on Saturday. Jeralean Talley was born in Georgia in 1899 but now lives in Michigan. Catharina Moh reports....

India

2G scam: Special court to hear bail plea of former telecom secretary on June 4

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This post was originally published on this siteA special court on Saturday fixed June 4 for hearing arguments on the pleas filed by two companies, chargesheeted by CBI in additional spectrum allocation case of 2002, questioning its jurisdiction to deal with the matter. The matter came up for hearing before Special CBI Judge O P Saini who said that the bail plea of former Telecom Secretary Shyamal...

Economics

VIDEO: Is this the new face of the £20 note?

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceWill Gompertz: Should this be the face of the new £20 note? 23 May 2015 Last updated at 01:57 BSTThis week the Bank of England announced that it was going to have a new face on its £20 note. Out goes economist Adam Smith and in comes a famous, dead, British visual artist. But who...

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

Barrow picks The Gambia over Sweden

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This post was originally published on this site Modou Barrow becomes the second British-based player to commit his international future to The Gambia in recent weeks23 May 2015 Last updated at 12:00Swansea forward Modou Barrow has committed his international future to The Gambia.The 22-year-old was also eligible to play for Sweden, where he lived from the age of...

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