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First Iraq and the Rest Will Follow – By Miaad Hassan

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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

Astoria — Advanced Tor Client Designed to Avoid NSA Attacks

This post was originally published on this siteIn response to the threat of intelligence agencies like NSA and GCHQ, Security researchers from American and Israeli academics have developed a new advanced Tor client called Astoria specially designed to make eavesdropping harder.Tor (The Onion Router) is the most popular anonymity network that is intended to allow a user to browse the Internet...

Europe

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released

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This post was originally published on this site Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski gestures to supporters as first exit polls are announced, in Warsaw, Poland. (Source: AP photo)Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county’s presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit...

Asia

Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no reports of damage or injury

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This post was originally published on this siteA strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from the quake, which struck at 2:28 pm (0528 GMT). The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning as a...

American Issues

‘Dancing Man’ parties in Los Angeles

This post was originally published on this site‘Dancing Man’ Sean O’Brien parties in Los Angeles25 May 2015From the section UKA British man who attracted global support after “fat-shaming” images of him were posted online has attended a party in his honour in Los Angeles. Liverpudlian Sean O’Brien, who now lives in London, was trolled in March after...

India

Black money: Switzerland begins naming Indians, foreigners for tax evasion

This post was originally published on this site Black money: At least 40 such ‘final notices’ have been published in the Swiss Federal Gazette so far this month, while more such names are expected to be published going forward.Two Indian women figure among scores of foreign nationals with Swiss bank accounts, whose names have been made public by Switzerland in its official gazette for...

Economics

Nigeria fuel crisis ‘resolved’

This post was originally published on this siteNigeria’s fuel crisis: ‘Deal reached with government’25 May 2015From the section AfricaThere have been long queues at petrol stations because of the fuel shortageNigeria’s fuel wholesalers say they have reached a deal with the government that should soon...

Lessons in Leadership

Change vs. Progress: Making the Choices That Move You Forward

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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

United deny Ciftci ‘bite’ claim

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This post was originally published on this site Nadir Ciftci (left) clashed with Dundee’s Jim McAlister (right) during Sunday’s derby25 May 2015 Last updated at 16:51Dundee United say they are “fully supportive” of Nadir Ciftci after the striker was accused of biting Dundee’s Jim McAlister.United were responding to media reports regarding...

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