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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

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

This post was originally published on this siteRoss Ulbricht, the alleged founder and mastermind of the infamous online black marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of narcotics conspiracy, money laundering and other criminal charges.This means the 31-year-old San Francisco man will die behind bars.With all the seven charges stemming from...


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...


North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die

This post was originally published on this site Many ex-POWs struggled to get along with other Korean immigrants, mostly from South Korea, who only regarded them as just ex-communist soldiers, said Cho, the movie director who is making the documentary about the ex-POWs’ possible return. ( Source: AP)After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of...

American Issues

US demands China halt reclamations


This post was originally published on this siteUS calls for land reclamation ‘halt’ in South China Sea30 May 2015From the section AsiaThe US has called for an “immediate and lasting halt” to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that China’s actions in the area...


Work begins on Modi temple in Allahabad

This post was originally published on this site Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi completed a year in office on Tuesday, his supporters in Jalalpur town (Allahabad district) began construction of a temple devoted to him. While the PM had earlier discouraged a similar temple in Ahmedabad, Pushpraj Singh Yadav, the person behind this temple, said: “We are his devotees,...


Cup Final instant replay app tests

This post was originally published on this siteInstant replays to fans’ phones tested at FA Cup finalBy Dan Simmons Technology reporter30 May 2015From the section TechnologyFirst look: A screenshot of a new app to be tested at the FA Cup final promising instant replays to those in the stadiumMobile...

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

Inverness CT v Falkirk

This post was originally published on this siteInverness CTFalkirkvKO 15:00 Falkirk and Inverness will contest the Scottish Cup final at Hampden29 May 2015 Last updated at 17:23Scottish Cup finalVenue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 30 May Kick-off: 15:00 BSTCoverage: Watch on BBC One Scotland and online; listen on...

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