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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

Malicious Minecraft apps affect 600,000 Android Users


This post was originally published on this siteSo you love Minecraft? You might want to be very careful before downloading the cheats for the popular Minecraft game from Google Play Store.Nearly 3 Million users have downloaded malicious Minecraft Android applications for their smartphone and tablets from the Google Play store, security researchers warned.The security researchers from...


Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

This post was originally published on this site In this March 2, 2015 photo, Klara Balogova is silhouetted against a window at a Roma settlement near Kralovsky Chlmec, Slovakia. (Source: AP)Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. She knew he did not want her, or her child. He wanted her European...


Taiwan President proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

This post was originally published on this site FILE: Chinese ships patrol South China Sea.Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan on Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbours by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region. Ma’s initiative, announced on Tuesday at an Asia-Pacific research forum...

American Issues

VIDEO: Hundreds of homes destroyed in US floods

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTexas and Oklahoma flooding: Hundreds of homes destroyed 25 May 2015 Last updated at 20:03 BSTDevastating floods have hit southern and central parts of the United States, killing three people and forcing thousands to leave their homes. Meanwhile, in Mexico, officials in the border town of Ciudad...



VIDEO: Ryanair: ‘We’ve listened and improved’

This post was originally published on this site Media playback is unsupported on your deviceRyanair: ‘We’ve listened and improved’ 26 May 2015 Last updated at 09:12 BSTBudget airline Ryanair has reported a 66% rise in profits for the year to the end of March of €867m (£614m; $948m). The low cost of oil has helped to reduce the airline’s operating costs....

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

Di Matteo resigns as Schalke boss


This post was originally published on this site Roberto Di Matteo was replaced by Inter Milan boss Rafael Benitez at Chelsea26 May 2015 Last updated at 10:10Roberto Di Matteo has resigned as manager of German side Schalke after seven and a half months in charge.Former Chelsea boss Di Matteo, 44, took over in October 2014 and steered the Bundesliga side from 11th...

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