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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

Hola — A widely popular Free VPN service used as a Giant Botnet

This post was originally published on this siteThe bandwidth of Millions of users of a popular free VPN service is being sold without their knowledge in an attempt to cover the cost of its free service, which could result in a vast botnet-for-sale network.“Hola,” a free virtual private network, is designed to help people abroad watch region restricted shows like American Netflix,...

Europe

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...

Asia

Asia migrant crisis: Myanmar warns against ‘finger pointing’ at migrant meeting

This post was originally published on this site Opening remarks are made at the “Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean” regarding the Rohingya and Bangladeshi migrant crisis at a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 29, 2015.(Source: AP)Regional talks dealing with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began on Friday with a Myanmar official criticizing...

American Issues

Is Martin O’Malley more just a back-up plan?

This post was originally published on this siteIs Martin O’Malley more just a back-up plan?Anthony Zurcher North America reporter29 May 2015From the section US & CanadaOn Saturday Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential...

India

IIT Madras row: Smriti Irani, Rahul Gandhi engage in Twitter war

This post was originally published on this site Union HRD minister Smriti Irani and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.The battlelines were drawn already during the Lok Sabha elections, but Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani has taken her fight against Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi a level further today. Both the leaders are now locked in a fierce Twitter war over...

Economics

Tata workers vote for strike action

This post was originally published on this siteTata Steel workers vote for first national steel strike in 30 years29 May 2015From the section BusinessHundreds of workers turned out for the Tata Steel pensions rally earlier in MayTata Steel workers across the UK have voted by almost 9-1 to go on strike in a row over pensions,...

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

Arsenal v Aston Villa

This post was originally published on this siteArsenalAston VillavKO 17:30 Last year’s FA Cup was the first trophy of Theo Walcott’s career29 May 2015 Last updated at 18:25FA Cup finalVenue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday, 30 May Kick-off: 1730 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC One and BBC Sport website, live commentary...

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