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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

This Facebook Hack Allows You to Track Your Friends On Map

This post was originally published on this siteRemember the magical Marauder’s Map from the Harry Potter books that reveal the whereabouts of characters as they roam classrooms and the halls of Hogwarts school?A student developer from Cambridge has created a Chrome extension that works similar and also named it Marauder’s Map.The extension that allows you to watch every...


Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

This post was originally published on this site Police block the road to the villages of Grosspriel and Kollapriel near Melk some 80 km (50 miles) west of Vienna.(Sourc: Reuters)Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain. State Prosecutor, Friedrich Koehl said on Tuesday that there had been at least 11 cases of...


Iraq: 17 troops dead in Islamic State suicide attack

This post was originally published on this site FILE – In this May 14, 2015 file photo, security forces defend their headquarters against attacks by Islamic State extremists during a sandstorm in the eastern part of Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, Iraq.(Source: AP)Islamic State extremists unleashed a wave of suicide attacks targeting the Iraqi army in western Anbar province, killing...

American Issues

Arrests over Pakistan ‘fake degrees’

This post was originally published on this sitePakistan detains Axact chief Shoaib Sheikh over ‘fake degrees’27 May 2015From the section AsiaAxact’s CEO Shoaib Sheikh (centre) has said there was a campaign against BolPakistani investigators have detained the head of a global internet technology firm suspected...


EU-Swiss deal targets tax evasion

This post was originally published on this siteTax evasion: EU-Switzerland sign deal ‘to end banking secrecy’27 May 2015From the section BusinessThe EU and Switzerland have signed an agreement that is intended to clamp down on tax evasion, the European Commission has said. From 2018, EU residents will be prevented from hiding undeclared income in Swiss banks. The EU and Switzerland...

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

Fojut poised to exit Dundee United

This post was originally published on this site Jaroslaw Fojut has been a Dundee United regular27 May 2015 Last updated at 14:20 By Jim Spence BBC Sport Polish defender Jaroslaw Fojut is set to leave Dundee United despite having a year to run on his contract. The 27-year-old has...

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