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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

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...

Europe

Irish gay marriage vote a ‘defeat for humanity': Vatican

This post was originally published on this site Yes supporters celebrate at Dublin castle, Ireland, Saturday, May 23, 2015. (Source: AP)The Vatican’s secretary of state has called the Irish vote to legalize gay marriage a “defeat for humanity,” evidence of the soul-searching going on in Catholic circles after the predominantly Roman Catholic country overwhelmingly rejected traditional...

Asia

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

Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

This post was originally published on this siteFifa corruption arrests spark concern among sponsors28 May 2015From the section EuropeThe FBI raids Concacaf offices in Miami Beach in FloridaKey sponsors of Fifa have expressed “serious concern” after the US accused senior officials of football’s governing...

India

Tripura government lifts AFSPA after 18 years

This post was originally published on this site “We have reviewed the situation of the disturbed areas of the state after every six months and also discussed the issue with the state police and other security forces working in the state,” said Chief Minister Manik Sarkar.The Tripura government on Wednesday decided to lift Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) from the state, where...

Economics

Asian shares mostly up on US gains

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This post was originally published on this siteAsian shares mostly up on US gains28 May 2015From the section BusinessJapanese shares were up for the ninth dayAsian markets traded mostly higher, taking a positive lead from Wall Street after a rally lead shares to close at a record high. The Nasdaq hit a fresh record, up 1.5%...

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

Thursday’s gossip column

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This post was originally published on this site28 May 2015 Last updated at 00:00For a list of all the latest deals, check out the transfers page. Incoming Real Madrid boss Rafael Benitez wants to take advantage of Raheem Sterling’s contract stand-off with Liverpool and intends to make the 20-year-old England forward one of his first transfer targets.(Daily...

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