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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

How to Fix iPhone Crash Text Message Bug

This post was originally published on this siteWe reported you about a new bug in the core component of iOS and OS X that causes the device’s Messages app to crash and iPhones to reboot if it receives a certain string of characters, Arabic characters, via text message.Many have since fallen victims to this specially crafted sequence of Unicode bug. It is believed that when this...


Italy: 17 dead, 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya’s coast

This post was originally published on this site Temporarily detained migrants wait at the port at Kos island, Greece, on Friday, May 29, 2015, after they were rescued by Greek Coast Guard while they were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece on a dinghy.(Source: AP)The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya’s coast in 22 separate operations. The...


No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

This post was originally published on this site United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Volker Turk, second from left, speaks with Htin Linn, the head of the Myanmar delegation, after a group photo at the “Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean” regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in...

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...


Rahul Gandhi targets PM Narendra Modi on Land ordinance

This post was originally published on this site Congress Vice President Rahul GandhiRahul Gandhi on Saturday made a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of being in an “amazing hurry” to “grab” land from poor farmers by deciding to repromulgate the Land ordinance for the third time.Modi ji in an amazing hurry to grab land from poor farmers at...


Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread


This post was originally published on this siteVitamin D to be added to M&S bread30 May 2015From the section UKMarks and Spencer is to become the first UK retailer to add vitamin D to all its packaged bread and bread rolls. The firm says two slices of its bread will provide a minimum of 15% of the daily requirement of the vitamin, which helps to keep bones and teeth healthy The M&S...

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

FA Cup gets first title sponsor


This post was originally published on this site The FA Cup will be known as The Emirates FA Cup from next season30 May 2015 Last updated at 13:57The FA Cup will be rebranded as The Emirates FA Cup after the Football Association signed a three-year contract with the Dubai-based airline.The deal, which starts next season and runs until 2018, means Emirates become...

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