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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

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,...


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 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

Silk Road drug site founder jailed

This post was originally published on this siteSilk Road drug website founder Ross Ulbricht jailed29 May 2015From the section US & CanadaUlbricht was given two life sentencesThe founder of online illegal drug marketplace “The Silk Road”, Ross Ulbricht, has been sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors say...


Tribunal stays environmental cess on vehicles at Rohtang Pass

This post was originally published on this site In its order, the NGT had fixed the number of diesel and petrol tourist vehicles allowed to ply to Rohtang pass, besides levying a fee of Rs 2,500 and Rs 1,000 on diesel and petrol vehicles respectively.In a relief to taxi operators of Manali,the National Green Tribunal (NGT) stayed its order to levy environmental charges of Rs 2,500 and Rs 1,000...


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

Auxerre v Paris St-Germain


This post was originally published on this siteAuxerre v Paris St G Auxerre Paris St GvKO 20:00 PSG beat Bastia 4-0 to win the League Cup and were crowned Ligue 1 champions for a third season in a row29 May 2015 Last updated at 22:18French CupVenue: Stade de France Date: Saturday 30 May Kick-off: 20:00 BSTCoverage: Live text...

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