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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

Astoria — Advanced Tor Client Designed to Avoid NSA Attacks

This post was originally published on this siteIn response to the threat of intelligence agencies like NSA and GCHQ, Security researchers from American and Israeli academics have developed a new advanced Tor client called Astoria specially designed to make eavesdropping harder.Tor (The Onion Router) is the most popular anonymity network that is intended to allow a user to browse the Internet...


Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski concedes defeat after exit poll released


This post was originally published on this site Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski gestures to supporters as first exit polls are announced, in Warsaw, Poland. (Source: AP photo)Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat in the county’s presidential election Sunday after an exit poll showed him trailing Andrzej Duda, a previously little-known right-wing politician. If the exit...


Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no reports of damage or injury


This post was originally published on this siteA strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties from the quake, which struck at 2:28 pm (0528 GMT). The Japanese Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning as a...

American Issues

Bomb threat outside US Capitol


This post was originally published on this sitePolice detonate pressure cooker outside US Capitol25 May 2015From the section US & CanadaThe suspicious vehicle was found on the National Mall near the US Capitol buildingPolice in Washington DC have destroyed a pressure cooker found inside a “suspicious” vehicle...


Narendra Modi vs the markets: Plotting key days from first year to BSE performance

This post was originally published on this site Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014The Bombay Stock Exchange last year welcomed the historic Lok Sabha election results, which saw BJP become the first non-Congress party to cross the magic mark, by closing the day’s trading 520 points higher. The traders seemed to rally behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise of reform and growth...


Poster family warns over stock images


This post was originally published on this siteGay marriage poster family warns over stock image sitesBy Zoe Kleinman Technology reporter, BBC News25 May 2015From the section TechnologyThe picture was legitimately taken from a photo website by the group opposing same-sex marriage in the Irish Republic ...

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

Swans ‘protected’ against Monk bids

This post was originally published on this site Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins (left) with manager Garry Monk (right)25 May 2015 Last updated at 11:49Swansea’s growing strength as a club offers them protection against potential approaches for manager Garry Monk, says chairman Huw Jenkins.Monk expects to sign a new contract with the Swans “in the next...

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