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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

Malicious Minecraft apps affect 600,000 Android Users


This post was originally published on this siteSo you love Minecraft? You might want to be very careful before downloading the cheats for the popular Minecraft game from Google Play Store.Nearly 3 Million users have downloaded malicious Minecraft Android applications for their smartphone and tablets from the Google Play store, security researchers warned.The security researchers from...


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...


Taiwan President proposes plan to ease South China Sea tensions

This post was originally published on this site FILE: Chinese ships patrol South China Sea.Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan on Tuesday to ease tensions in a vast, resource-rich Asian ocean where China has chafed against its neighbours by expanding islets with landfill to solidify its claims in the region. Ma’s initiative, announced on Tuesday at an Asia-Pacific research forum...

American Issues

The man who hid behind a trail name

This post was originally published on this site One of the FBI’s most wanted white collar criminals hid for years in plain sight along the well-traversed Appalachian trail. But a trail tradition may have protected his secret even as he made friends along the hike. James T Hammes had eluded the law for years. Since 2009, he had been on the run for allegedly embezzling more than $8.7m (£5.6m)...


No mandate for Ram mandir, Article 370: Amit Shah

This post was originally published on this site BJP President Amit Shah at a press conference, in Delhi Tuesday. Express Photo by Prem Nath PandeyWith RSS affiliates sending repeated reminders to the government on the “core issues” of building a Ram temple in Ayodhya, repealing Article 370 and introducing a uniform civil code in the country, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said these...


SpaceX cleared for military launches

This post was originally published on this siteSpaceX cleared for US military launches27 May 2015From the section BusinessThe US Air Force has certified the private company SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites. A joint venture between Lockheed Martin and and Boeing has had a monopoly on those launches since 2006. Founded by entrepreneur Elon Musk, SpaceX has already won contracts...

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

Ban for sand-throwing beach keeper

This post was originally published on this site CAF handed out $85,000 of fines in its latest round of disciplinary decisions announced on Tuesday26 May 2015 Last updated at 22:57Ivory Coast goalkeeper Brou Bernard has been banned for four games for throwing sand at officials during a beach football tournament.Bernard was fined $5,000 (£3,250) by the Confederation...

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