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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

Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

This post was originally published on this siteThe bandwidth of Millions of users of a popular free VPN service is being sold without their knowledge in an attempt to cover the cost of its free service, which could result in a vast botnet-for-sale network.“Hola,” a free virtual private network, is designed to help people abroad watch region restricted shows like American Netflix,...

Europe

Eternal love dashed: Paris lovers’ locks to be dismantled

This post was originally published on this site FILE – April 16, 2014 file photo shows a newly wed couple resting on the Pont des Arts in Paris, France. Any hope that the love locks that cling to Paris’ famed Pont des Arts bridge would last forever _ will be unromantically dashed by the city council who plan to dismantle them Monday.(Source: AP)Any hope that the love locks clinging...

Asia

Asia migrant crisis: Myanmar warns against ‘finger pointing’ at migrant meeting

This post was originally published on this site Opening remarks are made at the “Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean” regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015.(Source: AP)Regional talks dealing with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began on Friday with a Myanmar official criticizing...

American Issues

Fifa re-elects Blatter president

This post was originally published on this siteFifa re-elects Sepp Blatter as president29 May 2015From the section EuropeSepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa, football’s world governing body, in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations. Mr Blatter’s rival, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan, withdrew after the first round of voting. Mr Blatter...

India

Pradeep Kumar Sinha appointed as new Cabinet Secretary

This post was originally published on this site 59-year-old Pradeep Kumar Sinha, whose appointment was cleared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will succeed Ajit Seth who has been holding the key post for the last four years. (Source: PTI)Pradeep Kumar Sinha, a 1977-batch IAS officer, who is currently Power Secretary, was appointed as the new Union Cabinet Secretary on Friday and will have a two-year...

Economics

Tata workers vote for strike action

This post was originally published on this siteTata Steel workers vote for first national steel strike in 30 years29 May 2015From the section BusinessHundreds of workers turned out for the Tata Steel pensions rally earlier in MayTata Steel workers across the UK have voted by almost 9-1 to go on strike in a row over pensions,...

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

Assistant Clement leaves Real Madrid

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This post was originally published on this site Paul Clement was part of the coaching staff at Blackburn Rovers under Steve Kean in 2011-1229 May 2015 Last updated at 17:07Paul Clement has confirmed his departure from Real Madrid.Madrid’s former assistant manager has been strongly tipped to take over as the new boss of Derby County.Clement, 43, had...

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