Archive for 2015

Russia: ISIS carried out gun attack in Dagestan

  • 31 December 2015 - 19:25
Russia: ISIS carried out gun attack in Dagestan

BBC World News Gunmen opened fire at the Derbent citadel, a Unesco World Heritage site in the North Caucasus, on Tuesday evening. A statement posted to IS's main channel on the Telegram messaging app said the attack had targeted Russian intelligence agency officers. The gunmen fled the...

Microsoft Will Warn Users About Suspected Attacks

  • 31 December 2015 - 19:19
Microsoft Will Warn Users About Suspected Attacks

TechCrunch Microsoft users will now be notified if a state-sponsored attacker tries to break into their accounts, the company said in a blog post. The announcement comes the same day as a Reuters report that Microsoft did not warn Hotmail users their email accounts had been accessed by a...

9 of the best smartphones from 2015

  • 31 December 2015 - 19:15
9 of the best smartphones from 2015

The Next Web With 2016 knocking on the door, there’s just about enough time to look at some of the best smartphones of the year. While we saw lots of new devices across the premium and mid-range categories, only the most notable make it into our year end roundup. So, in no particular...

Book review: Translating Libya by Ethan Chorin

  • 31 December 2015 - 18:02
Book review: Translating Libya by Ethan Chorin

The National It takes a particular type of American diplomat to master Arabic, fall in love with a country and reinvent himself as a literary archaeologist and translator of fiction. Yet this is exactly what Ethan Chorin has managed to do, and one can only applaud the transformation. Posted...

Security Raised at New Year Celebrations

  • 31 December 2015 - 17:36
Security Raised at New Year Celebrations

NBC News New Year celebrations around the world were going ahead despite heightened terror fears Thursday — as New York deployed 6,000 police officers to Times Square and Belgium charged a 10th suspect over the Paris massacre. High-profile attacks claimed by ISIS and other groups in 2015,...

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist”

  • 31 December 2015 - 17:23
Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist”

Open Culture In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel The Blood of Others, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word “revolution”: It was senseless to try to change anything in the world or in life; things were bad enough even if one did...

AP’s top albums of 2015

  • 31 December 2015 - 17:20
AP’s top albums of 2015

AP Entertainment More than hit singles, albums are works of art that move you to think, reflect, dance and smile. Here are 10 albums that did that in 2015, according to Associated Press music editor Mesfin Fekadu. "Blue Neighborhood," Troye Sivan: Just as the battle for album of the year...

Oman to slash fuel subsidies

  • 31 December 2015 - 17:06
Oman to slash fuel subsidies

AP Oman's government will hike fuel prices and charges for public services in the face of falling oil prices, the official ONA agency reported on Wednesday. Non-OPEC Oman is the latest Gulf state to announce austerity plans amid falling oil revenues that have led to big budget...

Gaza’s child workers

  • 31 December 2015 - 16:54
Gaza’s child workers

Aljazeera English Scores of children in matching uniforms pass by on the busy road in Gaza's Beit Lahia district, some chatting loudly, others singing songs and running ahead, taunting their friends to try to catch them. Wissam keeps his eyes fixed on the ground as they pass. Barefoot and...

National Accord Forum Rejects Serraj Government

  • 31 December 2015 - 16:44
National Accord Forum Rejects Serraj Government

Libyan Express In a statement released today following an event held in the capital Tripoli, National Accord Forum denounced all kind of foreign interference in Libya’s domestic affairs, including the UN-brokered agreement which was signed in Skhirat this month. The final statement of the...