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Can we study society via social media?

Behavioral scientists have seized on social media and their massive data sets as a way to quickly and cheaply figure out what people are thinking and …

Uccide ex moglie in Trentino e poi scappa: caccia all'uomo

L'ha accoltellata davanti a casa, di fronte ai figli piccoli. Marco Quarta, 40 anni, è ricercato. I carabinieri hanno diffuso anche una sua …

Bat-Fallaci, Bat-Bin-Laden and Robin-Zarqawi

Ms Oriana Fallaci, Mr Bin-Laden and the late Mr Zarqawi have something in common. No, it is not their scary faces and the fact that all are …

Why US Officials Stopped Talking about 'Cyberwar'

Before the Internet, when surveillance consisted largely of government-on-government espionage, agencies like the NSA would target specific …

The spy who came in from al-Qaeda

<b>Aimen Dean was an early member of al-Qaeda, who changed tack in 1998 and became a spy for Britain's security and intelligence services, MI5 and MI6. Interviewed by Peter Marshall, he describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against</b> …

Culture and Revolution: The Pan-African Festival of Algiers

A close-up of a woman, followed by a backwards zoom, a man and a woman, both SWAPO (South West Africa People’s Organisation, Namibia) militants, …

dating in riyadh. | the same rainbow's end

Now that we’re an old married couple, one of the things Mr. Mostafa and I can’t resist doing is speculating about the relationship status of couples …

Why I Miss Yemen

I miss Yemen.<p>That may come as a surprise since whenever the country makes headlines — as it has over the past few weeks — the overwhelming themes are …

Middle East

Chronicling tribal
history

“Marhaba, marhaba,” says Hamed as he welcomes us in his house in Bani Yas, a quiet town near Abu Dhabi.<p>Most of his family lives in this villa, the …

Storia d’amore e disamore - minima&moralia

di <b>Annalena Benini</b> pubblicato giovedì, 19 febbraio 2015 · 7 Commenti<p><i>Questo pezzo è uscito sul</i> Foglio<i>. (Fonte immagine)</i><p>Così adesso Philip Roth, dopo …

Inside the Islamic State ‘capital’: no end in sight to its grim rule

When Isis took over Raqqa, a wave of black swept over the city. The group’s dark flags were raised where its members lived or worked, women were required to shroud themselves in black, and black paint was daubed on buildings and in public spaces.<p>When US air strikes started, though, activists warned …

Free Syrian Army

The revolution that ate its children - World

<b>Four years after Muammar Gaddafi was killed, the high hopes of Libya’s activists have crumbled as IS fills the vacuum left by scrapping militias.</b><p>IT …

See Libya burn. We helped set it afire.

Summary: In 2011 our hawks confidently led us to intervene in Libya, supporting the overthrow of Colonel Qaddafi. As was quite obvious even then, we …

College Football | FOX Sports

Will Racism Keep ISIS from Teaming Up with Boko Haram?

Long before ISIS militants beheaded Christians on a Libyan beach last week, Nigeria’s Boko Haram was carrying out similar atrocities 1,500 miles to the south. Now that ISIS is operating in northern Africa, will the Syria-based organization join forces with the continent’s largest Islamist terror …

CNN.com - Transcripts

CNN NEWSROOM<p>ISIS Lures Women Recruits; The Aaron Hernandez Trial; Mike Huckabee Looks Into 2016 Race; Joe Biden Makes Headlines; Ukrainian Cease-fire Elusive on the Ground<p>Aired February 18, 2015 - 09:30 ET<p>THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE …

Trading the Megaphone for the Gavel in Title IX Enforcement

When feminist advocates on campus sexual assault “speak truth to power,” they speak for (and often as) victims and survivors. In that position, it’s …

Can Yemen Be Saved?

It would be a mistake to dismiss the recent overthrow of Yemen's government by the Shia Houthi rebel movement as yet another slip on the country's …

Libya After Qaddafi

This report assesses the challenges facing Libya since the overthrow of the Qaddafi regime and evaluates the impact of the limited international role …

How Lewis Carroll Invented Surrealism

A new exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin explores the lasting power and the many permutations of Wonderland’s Alice, who just turned 150.<p>…

Why is the US Army opening the door of its cyber arsenal?

The U.S. Army has taken the unprecedented decision to release source code from in its cyber arsenal, specifically a version of the Dshell forensic analysis code.<p>Dshell is a software used by the U.S. Army to detect and profile cyber attacks. It has been used for nearly five years to analyze events …

5 Ways to Make a Man Feel Loved on Valentine’s Day (& Every Day).

When I was a nubile and young fair maiden of about 20, I thought I could make a man feel loved if I was was “simply hot and beautiful” as I tousled …

This Muslim American cop show: 'Not Law and Order: Special Muslims Unit'

It began with a lot of "what ifs."<p>What if there was a television show about a cop? Someone raised in the Bay Area with an interesting family, a love interest, who wasn't too great with a gun but could out-detective the other cops on the force.<p>What if the cop was Muslim?<p>In the wake of post-9/11 …

Religion

Persuasion: An Overview

<i>Persuasion</i> is Jane Austen’s last completed novel. She began it soon after she had finished <i>Emma</i>, completing it in August, 1816. She died, aged 41, in …

15 cose che le persone felici fanno in maniera diversa

Alla luce di quello che ho imparato negli anni ho scritto una lista delle 15 cose che credo che le persone felici facciano diversamente da quelle che …

Proposed US law could deal knockout blow to FBI in overseas cloud privacy ding-dongs

The US Congress, now fully under Republican control, is getting busy with laws to protect data: two bipartisan bills appeared on Thursday that would …

Privacy

Valentine's Day: Partnered or single, what we really want

Love it or loathe it, the most romantic time of year is about to arrive, with shops festooned with hearts and streamers and offers on lingerie and …