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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

Malicious Minecraft apps affect 600,000 Android Users

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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...

Europe

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...

Asia

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

BB King’s death to be investigated

This post was originally published on this siteBB King’s death to be investigated as murder26 May 2015From the section Entertainment & ArtsBB King was affectionately known as ‘the king of the blues’A murder investigation has been launched into the death of blues legend BB King after two of his daughters...

India

Bypolls to six seats in five states on June 27, Jayalalithaa to contest on one

This post was originally published on this site Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. (Source: AP)The Election Commission on Tuesday announced bypoll to six assembly constituencies in five states, including Radhakrishnan Nagar from where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to contest. Besides Dr Radhakrishnan Nagar, by elections would be held in Chokpot (Meghalaya), Aruvikkara...

Economics

Tata Motors sees 15% rise in profits

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This post was originally published on this siteTata Motors sees 15% rise in profits26 May 2015From the section BusinessIndia’s Tata Motors has posted a 15% rise in pre-tax profit for the year to the end of March. Tata Motors made 217bn rupees (£2.2bn), compared with 188.7bn rupees in the previous year. Sales rose 12.7% over the year. Jaguar Land Rover, which is owned by Tata...

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

Local-boy Ross has Cup final dream

This post was originally published on this site Nick Ross is hoping to lift the Scottish Cup26 May 2015 Last updated at 16:18Scottish Cup final: Falkirk v Inverness CTVenue: Hampden Park, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 30 May Kick-off: 15:00 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC One Scotland, Radio Scotland and BBC Sport websiteNick Ross recognises the weight...

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