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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

Silk Road Mastermind Ross Ulbricht Sentenced To Life In Prison

This post was originally published on this siteRoss Ulbricht, the alleged founder and mastermind of the infamous online black marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of narcotics conspiracy, money laundering and other criminal charges.This means the 31-year-old San Francisco man will die behind bars.With all the seven charges stemming from...


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...


Two explosions leave 15 wounded in restive southern Philippines

This post was originally published on this site No group has claimed responsibility for the blast, but police suspect the Abu Sayyaf group, which has had links to al-Qaida. ( Source: AP)Philippine police say at least 15 people have been wounded in two separate blasts that hit a police camp in a restive southern province where Muslim militants operate. According to a police report, the first explosion...

American Issues

US demands China halt reclamations


This post was originally published on this siteUS calls for land reclamation ‘halt’ in South China Sea30 May 2015From the section AsiaThe US has called for an “immediate and lasting halt” to land reclamation in disputed areas of the South China Sea. US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore that China’s actions in the area...


Work begins on Modi temple in Allahabad

This post was originally published on this site Prime Minister Narendra ModiPrime Minister Narendra Modi completed a year in office on Tuesday, his supporters in Jalalpur town (Allahabad district) began construction of a temple devoted to him. While the PM had earlier discouraged a similar temple in Ahmedabad, Pushpraj Singh Yadav, the person behind this temple, said: “We are his devotees,...


Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread


This post was originally published on this siteVitamin D to be added to M&S bread30 May 2015From the section UKMarks and Spencer is to become the first UK retailer to add vitamin D to all its packaged bread and bread rolls. The firm says two slices of its bread will provide a minimum of 15% of the daily requirement of the vitamin, which helps to keep bones and teeth healthy The M&S...

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

Gill rejects Fifa committee role

This post was originally published on this site Gill received his nomination for the executive committee from Blatter at the 65th Fifa congress30 May 2015 Last updated at 10:36The “damaging events” of the past week convinced Football Association vice-chairman David Gill to reject a place on Fifa’s executive committee while Sepp Blatter is president....

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