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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...


Italy: 17 dead, 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya’s coast

This post was originally published on this site Temporarily detained migrants wait at the port at Kos island, Greece, on Friday, May 29, 2015, after they were rescued by Greek Coast Guard while they were trying to cross from Turkey to Greece on a dinghy.(Source: AP)The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya’s coast in 22 separate operations. The...


8.5 magnitude earthquake strikes almost 194 km off Japan coast

This post was originally published on this site A strong earthquake initially measuring 8.5 magnitude shook buildings in Tokyo on Saturday, setting off car alarms as it rattled the Japanese capital. Residential buildings swayed for around a minute as the quake built in intensity at around 8.30pm (1130 GMT), an AFP correspondent in the city reported. The US Geological Survey has downgraded the quake...

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...


‘ASEAN important part of India’s Asia-Pacific vision': Rao Inderjit Singh

India map with flag

This post was originally published on this siteASEAN is an important part of India’s vision of an open, inclusive and rules-based security architecture in the Asia-Pacific region where disputes are resolved through dialogue and not unilateral show of force, Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh said on today. “Recently, we inaugurated our separate diplomatic mission to the...


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

VIDEO: Arsene Wenger: The extended interview


This post was originally published on this site Watch Gabby Logan’s extended interview with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ahead of the FA Cup Final.In a wide-ranging chat with the Gunners boss he talks about the following topics:0 mins – winning the FA Cup last year, securing Arsenal’s first trophy for nine years4 mins – reflections on joining Arsenal...

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