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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

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...


Austrian police arrest 3 for smuggling people into US

This post was originally published on this site Police block the road to the villages of Grosspriel and Kollapriel near Melk some 80 km (50 miles) west of Vienna.(Sourc: Reuters)Austrian police have detained three suspects for allegedly smuggling people onto flights bound for the United States or Britain. State Prosecutor, Friedrich Koehl said on Tuesday that there had been at least 11 cases of...


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

Texas dam holds after severe storms

This post was originally published on this siteTexas dam holds as rescue efforts continue after storms27 May 2015From the section US & CanadaA dam in southwest Texas was topped with water on Wednesday morning, but officials said it will not break.Texas police have evacuated residents living near an overflowing dam southwest...


As temperatures soar up, heat wave claims over 1,100 lives in India

This post was originally published on this site A laborer takes a drink as he works in a brick kiln on a hot summer day in Ghasera, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius on Wednesday.(Source: AP)Soaring summer temperatures in India have left over 1,100 people dead over the past month, officials said Wednesday. Most...


Irn Bru maker reports flat sales


This post was originally published on this siteIrn Bru maker AG Barr reports flat sales27 May 2015From the section Scotland businessSoft drinks firm AG Barr has reported flat sales amid a “competitive and volatile” market. The Cumbernauld-based maker of Irn Bru, Tizer and Rubicon posted a 1.1% fall in sales for the 15 weeks to 9 May. It also came up against tough comparisons...

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

Ferdinand and Barton to leave QPR


This post was originally published on this site QPR’s relegation was confirmed after a 6-0 defeat to Manchester City on 10 May27 May 2015 Last updated at 15:25Defender Rio Ferdinand, 36, and 34-year-old midfielder Joey Barton are among six players who will be released by relegated QPR this summer.Centre-back Richard Dunne, 35, winger Shaun Wright-Phillips,...

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